or extra stressed, feeling hopeless, depressed, angry or shocked? These are normal responses in grief & in reaction to a global health crisis like we
are experiencing. Take it easy on yourself & allow all the feelings to arise, sit with them, breathe & let them flow through you without judgement.
This great graphic is from www.exploringtherapy.com. Find them on Instagram @exploring.therapy
It's okay to grieve all the things you are missing out on or anticipating losing. It could be the death of a loved one 👨🏽🦳 or pet 🐶🐱, but it also could be
cancelled trip ✈️ or vacation 🏝, a baby shower or birth plan 👶🏻, a graduation ceremony 🧑🏻🎓, a birthday party🎂, your freedom🗽, time with loved ones👫,
a wedding 💍, your job or stable pay check 💵, a dream ✨, your church gatherings ⛪️ , having coffee with friends ☕️, etc.
Your feelings are valid. Your losses are valid. You are allowed to grieve whatever feels like a loss to you.
Advice, answers and just plain kindness to families navigating a death in these crazy times, whether Coronavirus-related or not.
No question is too small or trivial. Call them at 1-646-397-8281 for free advice, resources and information, to help you navigate these uncharted waters.
There is no charge for this service, www.myfarewelling.com is offering this out of kindness.
Please share this with anyone you think would benefit.
Their article 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funeral FAQs' is also a terrific resource that provide some guidance during this difficult time.
Read it here: bit.ly/COVID-19FuneralFAQs
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funeral FAQs: Help and Advice - by the editors at Farewelling
Coronavirus Has Upended Our World. It's OK To Grieve - by Stephanie O'Neill
COVID-19 Resource Guide - by Bringing Death Into Life
Death In the Time of Pandemic: At Home Guidance For Caring For the Dying, the Deceased, and the Bereaved - by Oregon Funeral Resources & Education
Eight Reasons Your Grief Feels Worse Right Now - by What's Your Grief
Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Funerals in the Time of Coronavirus: Thoughts for Families - by Center for Loss
Grief, Closure Nearly Impossible for Many In the Time of COVID-19 - by Breena Kelly
Grieving and Saying Goodbye in the Time of Coronavirus - by Don Babwin & Amy Taxin
Grieving During Social Distancing - by Jana DeCristofaro
Grieving In the Midst of COVID-19 - by Amanda from the blog, "Love In the Time of Coronavirus"
Grieving the Losses of Coronavirus - by Lore Gottleib
How to Identify the Stages of Grief in COVID-19 Messages - by Julie Wright
In a World Filled With Loss, Who Gets To Grieve - by What's Your Grief?
Losing a Loved One During COVID-19 - by Grace Y. Lin of Farewelling
A Message From Refuge In Grief - Facing COVID-19 - by Megan Devine
Pandamic Resources For Families Facing the End of Life - by the Nation Home Funeral Alliance
Staying Human in a Time of Social Distancing - by Karen Bussen at Farewelling
Talking About Death During COVID-19 - by The Order of the Good Death
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief - by Scott Berinato
Author and speaker, Glennon Doyle, shares some of her thoughts in her
"Family Meeting" Instagram post from 30 March 2020 about how we are all going through an experience of collective grief right now during this
COVID-19 pandemic. She encourages us to resit the hustle and
self-improvement message we are getting right now from social media
and to take it easy on ourselves during this time of grief instead.
Coming Back Podcast with Shelby Forsythia - A Coronavirus Uncertainty Meditation
Give a listen to this episode of the Grief Out Loud podcast from The Dougy Center as they talk with Leslie Barber, grieving widow, mom, and creator of Grief Warrior about all that the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing up in her grief and what she and her daughter are doing to navigate this new and uncertain time.
Tune in at www.dougy.org/griefoutloud - or wherever you get your podcasts.
This Grief Out Loud podcast episode from The Dougy Center features a talk with Megan Devine of Refuge In Grief about what it's like to be a
support person in the midst of a global crisis that is affecting us all. They discuss what's coming up around grief and self-care for Megan, the people
she supports, and her colleagues in the grief world.
Globally, we are all experiencing great, sudden, unexpected loss at the moment, even if it's the loss of something as simple as not being able to go to the grocery store and pick up what we need or to be able to go to the movies. This triggers a number of emotions in us. We are all grieving now.
Jana DeCristofaro of The Dougy Center on creative ways to support one another while 'social distancing'.
Marny Williams-Balodis from Hummingbird with tips for widowed parenting during a pandemic.
Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses parenting of older teens & young adults during pandemic.
Host Jenny Lisk speaks with Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky how have a new free e-book called
"I Have a Question About Coronavirus: Clear Answers For All Kids."
In the most recent, "must listen" episode of Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast, grief expert David Kessler
takes us by the hand and walks us into what he’s learned about love, loss, and finding meaning in
personal and collective grief. Listen to the full podcast episode and read about David's new book
"Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief" at https://bit.ly/2R0qdzJ
The COVID-19 Battle Kit is a collection of free and donation-based resources to help you take care, keep calm, and stay sane during this time of uncertainty.
This is a Free pop up group for those in grief during this challenging time. It is for anyone in grief who has had a loved one die.
Parenting and Coronavirus Webinar
Authors Julie Lythcott-Haims, Cara Natterson, Lori Gottlieb, Tina Payne Bryson, Katherine Reynolds Lewis and Deborah Reber
give advice on parenting in the coronavirus era.
Living with grief in the midst of COVID-19: 5 Tools to Cope and Navigate This Unprecedented Time
FREE 45-min Webinar from Dr. Jennifer Levin at Therapy Heals
In this webinar, you will learn how to...
1. Cope with the parallels between grief and the coronavirus
2. Survive empathy overload
3. Stay connected to your grief when everything else is on hold
4. Remain grounded when the rest of the world is panicking
5. Avoid being a victim of circumstances and to give and receive during grief
Watch the FREE replay: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/grief-covid-19-webinar-video
COVID-19 Information and Updates
My Child Is Worried - PDF
I Have a Question About Coronavirus: Clear Answers For All Kids
Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky have a new free e-book called "I Have a Question About Coronavirus."
What is a virus? What is flattening the curve? Will my days ever to back to how they were?
Download here for FREE: https://www.ihaveaquestionbook.com/
National Alliance for Grieving Children
For many that offer grief support to children, teens and those that care for them there are many challenges as a result of the social distancing that
is necessary in light of the global pandemic. NAGC is creating a series of webinars that focus on program challenges their membership is experiencing.
These are free and open to everyone.
Tips Sheets from The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
When Your World is Already Upside Down: Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During COVID-19
Supporting Children & Teen When a Family Member is Dying in a Hospital or Care Facility
This site provides links and general grief support information and is not intended to serve as or replace professional counseling, guidance or treatment.
If you are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else, please contact 911 or the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
For any type of crisis situation you can text CONNECT to 741741 to chat with a Crisis Text Line counselor.
My Grief Connection - Created 04 July 2019
Updated 07 April 2020