Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 3: Mental and Emotional Health

Student Web Activities - Lesson 4 - Healing from Loss

Healing from Loss


As a teen you often deal with small losses. Some examples could be losing a book you really liked, failing to make a team you wanted to join, or having a friend move to another city. In each case life is changed and you must deal with the feelings that come up. The bigger losses, such as the death of someone you love, have an even bigger impact on your life. On the Web site below, you will learn about the meaning of loss, grief, and mourning, and get practical suggestions for how to cope with and heal from a loss.

Link to explore : Grief Works web site: 



  • Start at the Grief Works Web site.
  • Read the "Teens & Grief" page and then click the "Things You Can Do" link and read the article.
  • Next, click on the "Read Some Articles on This Site" link and read the "Loss is…" and "How to Help a Friend Who is Grieving" articles in the "For Teens" section.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create a grief resource brochure that lists symptoms of grief, things that will help someone cope with loss, and resources that are available to help.

Why are teens' feelings about death and loss often conflicted and very intense?
What are the three basic lessons for learning to cope with loss?
What are the differences between loss, grief, and mourning?
List three things a person can do to deal with the grief associated with loss.
What is the most important thing you can do to help someone who is grieving?
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