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A 9/11 Special from AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly commemorates this Friday’s anniversary of 9/11. If COVID19 is a storm of a pandemic, hatred is a hurricane Force 5 of a pandemic. We live in an era of three simultaneous pandemics, COVID19, Hatred, and Climate Change. God help us. In memory of all those who we lost on 9/11 …

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Hoping for the Opposite of Opposite Day: AfterTalk Weekly

By Fran Gerstein | September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hoping for the Opposite of Opposite Day by Fran Gerstein From Wikipedia: Opposite Day refers to a game usually played by children. One can declare that today is Opposite Day (sometimes retroactively) to indicate something which will be said, or has just been said should be understood opposite to its original meaning. My definition: Opposite …

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Grieving the Loss of a Son During a Pandemic

By Kate Kimbel | August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

By Larry Lynn | August 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

By Larry Lynn | August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

By Larry Lynn | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

By Larry Lynn | August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Grieving the Loss of a Pet During the Pandemic: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 7/29/20

By Larry Lynn | July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Anne Galt Saying goodbye to a beloved animal companion is hard at the best of times. But now, with so much isolation and uncertainty, the loss of that familiar comforting presence can seem unbearable. How can you cope when so much of normal life is already turned upside down? Much of the country is …

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Resilience in the Time of COVID-19

By Gregory Smith, MD | July 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Gregory Smith, MD I first published these thoughts on 9-11-09. I thought I would share them with you again today in 2020 in a different context that is no less serious, traumatic and important to us and our mental health as Americans. In the first iteration of this column, I reflected on the tragedy …

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Coronavirus grief: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 7.15.20

By Larry Lynn | July 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note:  we usually publish articles about grief brought on by the loss of a loved one. This week, we are reprinting an article from the Mayo Clinic about grieving the loss of one’s normal routine during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Coronavirus grief: Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic By Mayo Clinic Staff …

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