Chapter 1: Your own grief

Introduction

stressed teacher

“I did not realize how much my student’s death affected me personally, until I started noticing how irritable and exhausted, I always was. Every little thing took great effort. Then one day months later, I found myself crying for seemingly no reason”. – Teacher 

As an integral part of your students’ grief support, they will be relying on you for your help and knowledge. However, it is important that you also acknowledge and attend to your own grief as well.

This chapter offers some points to consider in acknowledging your own grief as well as some tips while processing your own grief.