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10. Writing on Sadness

Visible traits, feelings, behaviour Biting the lip Clenched jaw and/or stomach Clouded thoughts Covering face with hands Damp, red, or swollen eyes Downcast gaze Empty stares Furrowed forehead Hanging the head Hunched shoulders In mourning Lack of energy Monotone voice Plodding movements Quiet actions Shuffling gait, with hands in pockets Sitting with head in hands Slouched posture Tears or open weeping Trembling chin Voice that breaks Describing sadness without using the word ‘sad’

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