Mental Check In

How to Deal With COVID-19 Deaths

Many of you have been effected by death over your lifetime but death in this time is even more stressful than it has ever been.  In some cases people have been separated from their dying loved ones in their time of greatest need.

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges.  Even subtle losses in life can trigger a sense of grief. For example, you might grieve after moving away from home, graduating from college, or changing jobs. Whatever your loss, it’s personal to you, so don’t feel ashamed about how you feel, or believe that it’s somehow only appropriate to grieve for certain things. If the person, animal, relationship, or situation was significant to you, it’s normal to grieve the loss you’re experiencing. Whatever the cause of your grief, though, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can ease your sadness and help you come to terms with your loss, find new meaning, and eventually move on with your life.

It’s important to allow yourself to go through the grieving process.

 

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