Experiencing a breakup

Most of us will face a difficult breakup in our lives. Grieving is natural, and in most cases, the pain heals over time and we move on with the lessons we’ve learned. But sometimes, breakups can trigger or worsen larger mental health concerns that, unaddressed, can have serious consequences on our health and well-being.


Dr. Antonio Pascual-Leone speaks about a 3-step process that could help you wrap things up and “finish the feeling”. Antonio is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of Windsor, where he trains psychotherapists and is director of the Emotion Change Lab.

Watch the full Tedx talk


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Lifeline Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline Call Line 877-565-8860
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