Grieving is a process. At times it may be difficult for you to cope with your feelings and uncertainties as you grieve. The stress of the grieving process can affect your mood and your physical health. You may find it difficult to sleep, concentrate in school, or eat. Talking with people can be helpful but there are other positive ways to cope as well. Using your creativity to express yourself can be helpful. Writing, drawing, painting, singing, and dancing are all activities that give you a way to express yourself without just talking. When you want to take a break from your feelings, you can distract yourself by doing enjoyable stuff like riding your bike, playing soccer, or hanging out with friends. If you find yourself seeking isolation, thinking of harming yourself, drinking alcohol, or other risky behaviors, get help immediately. It's important to keep yourself safe and get the support you need.