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Guilt

Guilt is a state of emotion where a person feels remorse for either doing something they feel they should not have done, or for not doing something they believe they should have. Whether or not the person’s assessment of their behavior is accurate, this mental pressure can result in a persistent emotional state that can sometimes be hard to let go of or move on from. Guilt often combines with feelings of shame, anxiety, frustration, and humiliation, which can further complicate one’s mental state. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Siblings & Grief: 10 Things Everyone Should Know

I’m an expert on siblings and grief. Not because I’m a psychologist who specializes in grief. No. I am an expert because I have lost two of my sisters.

Death of a Sibling May Impact Surviving Child's Lifespan

The death of a loved one often comes with devastating consequences for those left behind. In adults, grief caused by the death of a spouse or child has been linked to a number of negative health affects, including heart trouble and increased risk of death.

Grieving the Loss of a Sibling

Grief is a normal response to the loss of a brother or sister. But adult siblings are sometimes called "forgotten mourners" because their grief is often overshadowed by the grief of other family members, such as the person’s parents, spouse, or children.

The Grief of Parents When a Child Dies

The death of a child is devastating and often referred to as the worst experience a parent can endure. A child’s death causes a profound family crisis.

When Children Lose Siblings, They Face an Increased Risk of Death

Of all the possible tragedies of childhood, losing a sister or brother to early death is almost too awful to contemplate. Yet it is startlingly common.

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