we believe that no one should feel alone during grief.
we're opening up conversations about teenage grief, one story at a time.
Teenage Grief Sucks (TGS) is a teen-run website that's starting conversations about teenage grief. Run by Natalie Adams, who lost her dad when she started high school, TGS shares weekly stories about grief from the perspective of teens.
1 in 5 kids grieve. so... why don't more people talk about it?
When Natalie Adams* was just starting high school, the unthinkable happened: her dad died.
Instead of spending her evenings hanging out with friends and focusing on school, Natalie found herself struggling to keep up with her homework and social life while grieving.
Like most teens, Natalie spent a lot of time on her phone, so naturally she decided to look online for resources to help with her grief. While she did come across some really helpful websites, she was unable to find what she was really looking for: a teenage grief site by teenagers. Everything she found was written by adults, and even though adult perspectives were helpful to her, what she really needed was stories written by someone her own age.
Natalie kept looking for a website like this, but she never found one. One day, during a "teenage grief" Google search, she got an idea. Natalie had always loved writing, and already wrote some about her grief, so why shouldn't she make her words public?
thus, Teenage Grief Sucks came to be.
Over the next few months, Natalie's writings slowly turned into a project she liked to call "Teenage Grief Sucks" - because, well, teenage grief does suck. Natalie was determined to make TGS a place where anyone could go and be able to read something they related to.
Teenage Grief Sucks was released in March 0f 2020, and is unlike other resources for grieving teens, as almost all of the content provided is written by teenagers themselves. Teens are able to read stories written by kids their age about subjects such as school and social lives, and are even able to share their own grief stories.
Natalie still runs TGS, and plans to keep expanding it as she grows older to reach as many grieving teenagers as possible. While donations are not accepted at this time, the greatest ways you can help are by sharing your grief story and sharing this website with people who need it.
*Pseudonym due to age.