Grief is complex - no matter what time of year it is. But for many young people grieving during summer can bring unexpected challenges.
Here are a few ideas we hope will help you navigate summertime grief:
- Try the things you previously enjoyed in summer and see how they feel. If you once liked riding bikes, kayaking, playing cards, or going out for a fish fry in the summer, give it a go. You may find it comforting.
- Spend time outside. A dose of sunshine and vitamin D may help you cope with stress.
- Try doing your favorite activities in a new way that honors or remembers the person who died. Be intentional and purposeful. If you loved fishing with your person, plan a fishing trip in their memory.
- You may find it helpful to be with others who share your experience.
To learn more about our peer support groups, please give us a call at 419.360.4939.
Here are more activity ideas and suggestions from our friends at The Dougy Center - Grief Resources for Kids, Parents, & Supporters | Dougy Center.