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Loss in Immediate Family

If an immediate family member has recently died, most likely you are grappling with a mix of difficult emotions. Maybe you are in shock at a sudden death. You could be feeling anger, guilt or fear. Perhaps, interwoven with your sorrow, is a sense of peace after suffering through a long illness. We each grieve in our own individual way. How we handle the loss of a loved one depends on our personal backgrounds, our connection to the person who died and even how the person died. The following information can serve as a starting point for helping you cope with the loss of an immediate family member:

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