Traumatic Grief: How to Cope & When to Get Help
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Typical Grief Vs. Traumatic Grief” and “How to Cope with Traumatic Grief”. New material written by Iris Waichler, LCSW, and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.
Author: Kimarie Knowles, LCSW
Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS