The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in profound and countless ways. It is normal to be experiencing a range of emotions, such anxiety, shock, loneliness, and even feelings of anger and fear.
According to the CDC, “Many people are experiencing grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grief is a normal response to loss during or after a disaster or other traumatic event. Grief can happen in response to loss of life, as well as to drastic changes to daily routines and ways of life that usually bring us comfort and a feeling of stability. Some people may experience multiple losses during a disaster or large-scale emergency event. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be unable to be with a loved one when they die, or unable to mourn someone’s death in-person with friends and family. Other types of loss include unemployment, or not making enough money, loss or reduction in support services, and other changes in your lifestyle. These losses can happen at the same time, which can complicate or prolong grief and delay a person’s ability to adapt, heal, and recover.”
If you are experiencing any of these feelings accompanying loss, we at Homethrive want you to know we see you and we are here for you. Below are resources to help educate, connect, and support you as you navigate through this unprecedented time.
New York Times | Grieving the Losses of Coronavirus
Rolling Stone | Processing Grief During a Pandemic, When Nothing Is Normal
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) | Grief and Loss During COVID-19
University of Chicago | Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to COVID-19
Very Well Mind | Understanding Grief in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Huffington Post | 10 Ways You Can Support Someone Grieving During The Coronavirus Crisis
Online Support Groups/Forums
Facebook Group (Private) | COVID-19 Loss and Support for Family and Friends
Grieving.com | COVID-19 Loss Forum
Grief Anonymous | Facebook Page
Hospice Foundation of America | Making Funerals Meaningful in the Age of COVID-19
Remembering a Life | COVID-19 Grief Guide
Mourning Hope Grief Center | Comprehensive Resource Page for COVID-19 Loss