Monthly Archives: August 2020

Grieving the Loss of a Son During a Pandemic

Philip in the Pandemic: This Ain’t No Jamaica April 24, 2019…the day my son, Philip, died of an accidental opioid overdose nine days after being discharged from an inpatient rehab. He was 25. The dreaded one year anniversary is closing in on me in mid-pandemic. Only two months ago, but what now seems like a

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Grief in the Time of COVID-19: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 8.19.20

Grief in the Time of COVID-19, by Susan Angel Miller Grief is painful and exhausting during normal times. And now, with the social distancing restrictions of the pandemic, mourners might feel as if they’re walking a tightrope without a safety net.  In an effort to stem the spread of the virus, family members are being

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What the CDC Suggests about COVID19 and Grieving: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

What the CDC Suggests about COVID19 and Grieving 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

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A Tribute to Congressman John Lewis: AfterTalk Weekly 8.6.20

Editor: This is the last written work by the great Rep. John Lewis, and following it is a video of President Obama’s eulogy. Together You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation By John Lewis While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days

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During COVID-19, VITAS Understands…AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

During COVID-19, VITAS Understands & Supports Those Grieving a Sudden Loss By Robby Bolden, MDiv For many people, dying is a time of turning inward, of drawing near to those who matter most and sharing deeply meaningful, human moments. On both sides of the bed, the mood may oscillate between deep loneliness and the most

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