Loss of Kobe Bryant

The tragic loss of an NBA great, Kobe Bryant, has left us shook. He was one of 9 members who died in a helicopter accident, along with his 13-year-old daughter. We may not have known these people personally, though their loss is tragic and saddening nonetheless. Kobe especially left an imprint on anyone who found themselves in awe as they watched him play or followed his basketball career. If you are one of these people who have been affected by this tragedy, allow yourself to feel. Grief can take many forms and certain thoughts and emotions may arise. As adults it may not be our first exposure to grief, though for children who were basketball fans, they may be experiencing something new. Take a look at any young loved one, child or adolescent, and assist them through the grieving process. This linked article breaks down how a parent or caretaker can help a minor feel their emotions and feel supported.