Kristina is 16 and super involved in school activities, including getting straight A’s. She didn’t plan on getting pregnant so young, but when she told her boyfriend, Todd, he was really supportive. And pregnancy wasn’t the only life challenge confronting Kristina– she faces an extreme tragedy when Todd drowned while they were at the beach together. After such a devastating experience, Kristina has so much grief that she doesn’t really seem excited, or nervous or even stressed about the baby, since she’s already dealing with so many emotions. Even though it was hard for her to open up at first, she starts leaning on her family and friends for support. Everyone responds to loss differently, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone– there are people around you, like family, friends, and counselors, or support groups, or even online communities that are there to help you as you take time to grieve. Make sure that you’re being honest with yourself about your experience and that you’re communicating your feelings with people you trust. If you’re trying to cope during a time of grief, visit this site for some information to help you as you work through the loss of someone close to you.