On the trauma of losing a child
Dealing with parental grief is a complex and multi-layered process. The death of a child, at any age, is an incredibly traumatic event, leaving parents with overwhelming emotional needs. These must be acknowledged and felt in their intensity. Dealing with this involves deep pain and ongoing work; a long and painful process, a lifetime process. It is vital that the therapist understands this: you do not “get over” the death of a child.