Making sense of intense emotions

Introduction

The grief expert says
Dr. Chris MacKinnon, psychologist, discusses understanding intense feelings.(3:22)Video transcript

The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.

-Søren Kierkegaard

Our feelings usually find a way to get our attention. While they can be frightening, overwhelming, and even embarrassing, there is always a reason for them and lessons to be learned. The challenge is stepping back to see what message our feelings are trying to deliver.

In this section, you will find stories about people struggling to cope with intense feelings. You might be able to apply what they learned to your own struggle.