Pandemic Grieving

MANAGING TRAUMATIC GRIEF AND COPING AFTER NATIONAL CRISES: AfterTalk Weekly

Editor’s note: this post was authored by Bradley University’s Online Counseling Department. It is not only content rich, but the many links are amazingly useful and reliable.  When a traumatic event occurs, the first emotions we tend to experience are shock and horror. Reality itself may seem to be suspended temporarily, but once we realize […]

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How to make room for other people’s grief: A pandemic-era guide

Editor’s Note: AfterTalk’s posts on grieving have been mostly based on Western traditions and Judeo-Christian values. This week and next we are posting articles offering Hindu and Buddhist discussions of the grieving process.  How to make room for other people’s grief: A pandemic-era guide from the… At the workplace, the grocery store or in conversation,

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When Grief and Coronavirus Collide: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

When Grief and Coronavirus Collide BY MARY JANE HURLEY BRANT When Grief and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) collide, we feel like we’ll collapse. The Coronavirus is not only serious, it’s a pandemic. Like grief, COVID-19 is powerful, persistent and painful; it makes us fearful. Grief has already made us more vulnerable so this is a rough combination.

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