Dealing with a Death or Serious Illness

Lawrence J. Altman
People who learn how to be resilient are able to more quickly recover from a stressful incident than those who have not.

People who learn how to be resilient are able to more quickly recover from a stressful incident than those who have not.

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Several years ago, one of my best friends died by suicide. A few months later, my sister died from cancer. So within two months, two people close to me died. Because of that trauma, I started to exhibit signs of a deep depression. Yet, thanks to the support I received from family and friends, I was able to overcome the negative impact of the trauma and move on with success. What did I do to recover and move on despite the losses?

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