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Grief Resources
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Grief Resources
Grief Resources
Grief Resources

How to Help Your Child Cope With Grief

• Be honest and give accurate information appropriate to your student’s ability to understand and wish to know.

• Provide extra affection and reassurance regarding safety issues as needed. A death may bring up fears about their own health and safety or that of a loved one.

• Give choices, i.e., “would you like to go to the funeral service?”

• Listen! When we show we are interested in their thoughts, youth have a lot to say about death and grief.

• Encourage open expression of emotion through art, poetry and conversation.

• Share your own grief without overburdening your children. It is OK for children to know that you are experiencing and surviving your own grief.

• Continue daily routines for your children as much as possible during this time of change.

• Be patient. Children may take longer than adults to resolve grief. Their processing of it may happen in stages. They often need to ask the same questions over and over.


Warning Signs of Suicidal Ideation/Behavior

If someone you know is showing one or more of the following behaviors, he or she may be thinking about suicide. Don’t ignore these warning signs. Get help immediately: see attached resources.

• Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself

•Looking for a way to kill oneself

• Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

• Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain

• Talking about being a burden to others

• Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

• Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly

• Sleeping too little or too much

• Withdrawing or feeling isolated

• Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

• Displaying extreme mood swings


Carroll County Resources

Immediate Mental Health Resources

Georgia Crisis Response Services 1-800-715-4225

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 24 Hour 1-800-273-8255

Tanner Hospital 24 Hour line 770-812-9551

24 Hour Crisis Text Line Text “Connect” to 741741

Counseling & Assessment

Willowbrooke @ Tanner- Inpatient/Outpatient/Partial Behavioral Healthcare Free Initial Assessment for service recommendations: 770-836-9551

Pathways Center- Community Service Board: 770-836-6678

Phoenix Resource Center - Offers in-home, in-school and in-office counseling: 770-834-0021

Resolutions Counseling- Outpatient counseling: 770-832-9140

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