Part of coming to terms with your child’s diagnosis will be engaging with the grief process. You may find yourself going through several different phases as you deal with the news you have heard, there is no right or wrong way to grieve, but knowing what to expect can be helpful.
You may feel isolated and lonely. These feelings may have many causes. Loneliness may also come from the fact that in your new situation you simply don't feel you have the time to contact friends or family for company or that, if you did reach out, they wouldn't understand or be supportive.
In the pages that follow, we have some suggestions for taking care of yourself and for getting the support you need.
If you are interested in professional support we are available to meet with you in a safe environment.
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