Coping with Grief: How to Deal with Feelings of Loss Due to the Pandemic and Other Causes

Jun 2, 2020

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A defining element of the coronavirus pandemic is grief—not only for the loss of loved ones who have died of COVID-19, but for loss of: livelihood, relationships, milestones, security. Now, added to the pandemic, are the feelings of grief and pain over the deaths due to racial injustice that are propelling protests nationwide. We will discuss how grief affects people, ways to handle grief—and ways to support others who are grieving.


Guests

Linda Durst, chief medical officer, Maine Behavioral Healthcare; chair, department of psychiatry, Maine Medical Center

Amy Dulac, bereavement coordinator, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice

Catharine Murray (call-in), author, poet, speaker, writing guide; she leads workshops on grief and healing; she wrote a memoir, "Now You See the Sky," about the loss of her son

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