Experiencing loss

Losing someone we care about can create a major mental health challenge, and many Americans say the loss of a loved one is the most difficult event of their lives. There’s no wrong or right way to grieve, but with proper support, self-care and reflection, most find the acceptance and meaning necessary to move forward.


A grief journal creates a safe place to capture feelings, memories or unanswered questions that can help to cope and heal. This article shares over 20 journaling prompts to help you get started.

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Healing from loss is a process that takes time. Talking with friends, family, a support group or mental health professional can help. But if you’re feeling hopeless, reach out to the resources below as soon as possible.

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Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741
Lifeline Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project Website Visit website
ADAA Therapist Search Website Visit website
BetterHelp Website Visit website
Talkspace Website Visit website