Grief Overload occurs when a person experiences several deaths at once or in close succession. Multiple losses deplete the coping resources of the best adjusted people, leaving them stuck in grief with poor means of resolution. AIDS may be the challenge for members of the gay community, but also car accidents that take out many members of a family. Elders may suffer this as they experience multiple losses in their elder years, friends, family members, other acquaintances. This can also be a severe problem for teens or children who face school shootings. The longer the exposure to the trauma, the more difficult the grieving.
(and while I was googling I found two items which irked me. I had hoped bloggers were above plagiarizing. There's basically the same, no? Single in DCity and Dr. Lou LaGrande.