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Helping Children Deal with Grief

Helping Children Deal with Grief

Experiencing grief firsthand can be a confusing process for kids. It is important to allow and encourage them to express their feelings during such a challenging time and help them feel safe.

The following resources are available to help children deal with grief:

Kids Help Phone:
Offers a call-in service and a text service. Call 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868 to connect. You can also connect for resources online at kidshelpphone.ca.

Mental Health Crisis Line (24-hour, province-wide service):
709-737-4668 or 1-888-737-4668

The Doorways Walk-in Counseling Program:

Sesame Street Grief Resources and Activities:

Scholastic Canada:
7 Books about Understanding Death and Grief for Young Children

Child Mind Institute:

Grief in Developmental Stages:



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