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Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center, Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise!

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May 18th, 2015
Episode 14

The Death Of Both Parents

Jana talks with Jenna, a participant in The Dougy Center's group for young adults, about the experience of losing her mom when she was a child and then her father, just before the start of her senior read more...

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April 30th, 2015
Episode 13

Grieving Through Mother's Day

Whether you want to acknowledge the day or want to ignore it, know that the lead-up, for many people, is the worst part. It can help to make a plan for the days leading up to Mother’s Day. read more...

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April 17th, 2015
Episode 12

Helping Children And Teens Cope With Fear After A Death

After a death, it’s not unusual for children to have an increased sense of fear and anxiety. (It’s not unusual in adults, either.) When bad or sad things happen, it’s natural to be afraid more bad thi read more...

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December 30th, 2019
Episode 11

Encore: Who Am I Now?

When we grieve, we miss the person and who they were in our lives. We miss who we were with them. Often we miss who we were in general before the death. As we think towards the future, we grieve for t read more...

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