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Grief is the normal mix of thoughts, feelings and actions that happens when we lose something. Grief can have some of the same signs as depression, but grief and depression are not the same. Everyone feels grief when they lose something important, but everyone grieves differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.


Depression is a mental illness. It affects the way you feel. The way you feel is called your mood.…

Visions article: Grief—Complicated? Or Not?

Kay Johnson, MA, BHSc (Psychiatric Nursing), RN Reprinted from the "Trauma and Victimization" issue of Visions Journal, 2007, 3 (3), pp. Read more

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