Grief - PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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Grief

Whether or not someone has PTSD, grief can be challenging. Although there may be common emotions or memorial traditions, there is no "right way" of grieving. About 1 of every 10 people will experience grief in ways that feel more intense or last longer than expected; and, this is more common for people who have PTSD. These articles explain common grief reactions and self-care strategies.

  • Grief: Different Reactions and Timelines in the Aftermath of Loss
    After loss, there is no specific way of grieving that is right or wrong, and there is not a "normal" length of time to grieve. Learn about common grief reactions, the process of grieving over time and prolonged or complicated grief reactions that may benefit form mental health treatment.
  • Grief: Taking Care of Yourself After a Loss
    There are many ways to take care of yourself when you are grieving. Learn about factors that may influence self-care strategies, challenges grieving death resulting from disaster or public health crisis and strategies noted by others to help reduce grief over time.

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