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“When an individual believes they have done something wrong by surviving a tragic event where others have died or otherwise succumbed, survivor guilt takes hold,” clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, PhD,
wrote in Psychology Today. “It can manifest across the spectrum, from bittersweet feelings to all-out despair. Most commonly, survivor guilt occurs after a large-scale catastrophe (like battlefield deaths or plane crashes), but it can also pop up in unexpected ways.” She provided a variety of advice on dealing with survivor’s guilt, including asking yourself who is truly responsible.