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Are you a grieving teen? Did someone you love or care about die? Do you know a grieving teen that you want to help? If so, then this website is for you. This website is based on the journal Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins: a journal for grieving teens. You don’t have to have the journal to submit your entry.

Don’t let the word “journal” stop you from writing. You don’t have to write a book! You can just write one word or one sentence. You can write a paragraph or lots of paragraphs. This site is just for teens and the people who love and care about them. Say how you feel.


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By Enid Samuel-Traisman, M.S.W.


A Journal for Teenagers. Teens can write letters, copy down meaningful lyrics, write songs and poems, tell the person who died what they want them to know, finish business and use their creativity to work through the grieving process. Teens can share their journal entries, thoughts or illustrations with other grieving teens.


FIRE IN MY HEART, ICE IN MY VEINS

A journal for teenagers experiencing a loss

A Centering Corporation Resource

By Enid Samuel-Trainman, M.S.W.

A Note from Enid

Experiencing the death of a person you care about is probably the most painful and confusing event you ever have to face. Having it happen now, when you are already dealing with the ups and downs of being a teenager, may feel unbearable at times. You may have a lot of strong feelings, questions, concerns and opinions to sort out. It’s hard to make sense of it all.

Even though there may be people around you who will listen, you may choose to keep your thoughts and feelings private. Keeping your feelings bottled up inside can make you feel even worse. This journal can be your special place to safely explore what you are going through. In this journal, you can privately record the details of your relationship, the death, your loss and the profound effect it is having on your life.

There is no right way to feel when you’ve suffered the death of someone you care about. Your feelings are as individual as you are and as unique as the relationship you shared. This journal has many statements reflecting the many normal thoughts and feelings teenagers experience after a loss. Every statement need not be completed, only those that strike an emotional chord in you and feel right.

Experiencing the death of a person you care about is probably the most painful and confusing event you ever have to face. Having it happen now, when you are already dealing with the ups and downs of being a teenager, may feel unbearable at times. You may have a lot of strong feelings, questions, concerns and opinions to sort out. It’s hard to make sense of it all.

Even though there may be people around you who will listen, you may choose to keep your thoughts and feelings private. Keeping your feelings bottled up inside can make you feel even worse. This journal can be your special place to safely explore what you are going through. In this journal, you can privately record the details of your relationship, the death, your loss and the profound effect it is having on your life.

There is no right way to feel when you’ve suffered the death of someone you care about. Your feelings are as individual as you are and as unique as the relationship you shared. This journal has many statements reflecting the many normal thoughts and feelings teenagers experience after a loss. Every statement need not be completed, only those that strike an emotional chord in you and feel right.

January 25, 2016

The Light of his Memory

I’m 16 my thoughts are, death is a natural thing but its very powerful and has torn my family apart my dad past away a year […]

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