Loss could be losing a family member or the loss of a friendship group because of moving schools. Grieving is hard for everyone and it is usually a natural period of significant upset that changes over time.
It is common to experience the following things when you are grieving:
Feeling numb or being in denial
Being anxious and worried
Feeling helpless and hopeless
Sadness and tearfulness
Some people talk about stages of grief (which is when you experience these things at different times), but people react differently to loss. Grief is all about adjusting to life without the person or thing that you have lost. People’s reaction to loss is often expressed in a change of behaviour, especially if they are younger. A person’s age has a big impact on their understanding of death, grief and loss: