WHAT ARE THE ADOLESCENT RESPONSES TO A DEATH IN MENTAL HEALTH?
Death affects us all. It is a natural phenomenon affecting all living organisms. Some teenagers will become obsessed with making contributions to the world by which they will be remembered. Others will an interest in religion, including cults and alternative religions. The acceptance of the universality of death seems to result when the teenager is more able to engage in abstract thought. The death of someone their age will affirm the possibility that they could also die. A response that may occur to this is to glorify death or the deceased person.
Remoteness of Death
teenagers will consider that death is something that happens to older people
and feel that death will not affect them in the near future.
So, they may seem blasé and almost callous when
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