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Loss and Grief

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Coping with the Loss of Cory Monteith

Summer intern and devoted Gleek Andres Gutierrez reflects on dealing with the loss of "Glee" star Cory Monteith and the unique challenges around grief and substance abuse.

My story of coping with PTSD

Here’s Samantha’s story of how she discovered the strength to cope with a difficult loss.

How I coped with death in my family

Here is Marin’s story about staying positive through a tough loss and peer struggles.

The school counselor

A poem by Shaz about the experience of seeing a counselor.


This is Marty's story about discovering her learning disability and overcoming the depression and bullying that came with it.

Sorry to disappoint you

A poem by Becky about how a person needs to have their friend believe in them.

Missing her every day

This is a story about a young woman who is learning how to cope with the loss of her best friend.

Moving on from my grandad’s death

Here is the story of a young woman learning to move on after the loss of a loved one.

From sorrow to happiness

Here’s Jess’s story of how friends and memories helped her get through the death of her best friend.

When your world comes crashing down

This is Tiffany's story of coping with the sudden loss of a good friend.

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