My condolences to you and your school, as well as the family of the
The HS Counselor here has special training in grief counseling. One of
the things she has the students do is make a collage about the friend
they lost, then share this with a few others. I think this helps them
begin to process their feelings about the person, the loss, and
themselves, it takes a long time for some to recover.
Auto accident and suicide deaths are very high in our school district.
There is a district wide plan of action that is used when a crisis
occurs and the local mental health practitioners also donate their time
to working with the students and staff.