When someone close to you dies, everything changes. Carrying out everyday duties while carrying the pain of loss is bad enough. All the questions about the meaning of life and about your place in the universe come bubbling up before you.
How is this different for teens? Mary Ann Emswiler spoke to a group of 25 adults and a few students at Amity Senior High School last Thursday, outlining some of the differences and similarities between an adult's grieving and that of an adolescent. Emswiler is a licensed professional counselor and, with her husband, a co-founder of The Cove Center for Grieving Children, a non-profit organization that has been counseling children and families since 1994. The Cove is based in Milford and has branches in New Haven, Guilford, and other towns.