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Anniversary Reactions: A Survivor's Guide on How to Cope

General Material

The author suggests things a survivor might do to better cope with anniversary feelings including: talking about your feelings with others or with a professional, healing rituals, support of family or friends, distractions, fun events, taking good care of yourself, exercise, and more.

Comments to consider when using the material:

  • In addition to the suggested ways to cope this article provided, some survivors have found it helpful to: write or journal, draw or create other art, play music, write poetry, do some community organizing around an issue relevant to the grief, participate in support discussion groups with others who have had similar experiences, and much more.