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 Counseling Assistance for Frontline Workers: 866-536-0239
Toll-free hotline offering access to benefit navigators who will guide you in any
behavioral health benefits you may have access to through your current benefits,
and provide referrals to behavioral health resources.
Screening and navigation services include:
• 24 hour, 7-day-a-week access to telephonic crisis counselors.
• Screening and benefit navigation 8:00 am to 6:00 pm & 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays, (MST)
• Coaching on how to access benefits and recommendations on available services
in any region of the state.
For individuals who do not have access to behavioral health services through their current benefits, or who have significant financial or access barriers to those benefits, this program offers up to five sessions of confidential assessment and brief solution-focused problem intervention provided by licensed, professional counselors. Sessions are offered via telehealth services or,
when appropriate given social distancing measures, face-to-face.
Sessions can be individual, couples, or family counseling.
In addition to five counseling sessions, the program offers participants:
• A national, licensed, and credentialed provider network for appropriate access to
urgent and non-urgent care.
• Referral to additional behavioral health services & community resources based on
the client’s needs, recommended treatment & financial means.
• Substance use expertise and referrals for treatment of chemical dependency
and other addictions.
• Online lifestyle tools and resources including legal, financial and identity theft
information, calculators, tip sheets, and webinars.
Undoing isolation for young adults grieving the illness or death of someone close to COVID-19.
Are you in your 20s or 30s? Have you lost someone close to COVID-19? Or is someone you love ill with COVID-19?
Get connected to a community of young adults who know what it’s like, and free one-on-one support from a volunteer grief worker.
COVID Grief Network exists to provide short term grief support and build long term community for young adults who are grieving in the midst of this pandemic.
COVID-19 Help Now Line: Call or Text 986-867-1073 or call Toll Free 866-947-5186
Their representatives will be waiting to help you through hardships caused by COVID-19.
The Idaho COVID Help Now Line is staffed from 8 am to 8 pm (MST), 7 days a week.
Callers may also leave a message during off hours and receive a return call the following day.
Responders do not classify, label, or diagnose people and no records or case files are kept.
If you prefer to browse their resource lists yourself, visit: www.ioem.idaho.gov/covidhelpnow
The United Way of Treasure Valley has compiled a list of Community Resources available throughout the Treasure Valley to
support those directly and indirectly impacted by COVID-19.
Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the Loss of Your Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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
Dying - and Greiving - During a Pandemic - By Death With Dignity
Eight Reasons Your Grief Feels Worse Right Now - by What's Your Grief
Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Facing COVID-19 With Grit and Hope - by Judy Pedersen of Hearts of Hope
Funerals and Grieving During Coronavirus - Downloadable PDF Guide: How To Plan a Virtual Memorial Event
Funerals in the Time of Coronavirus: Thoughts for Families - by Center for Loss
Funerals In the Time of COVID-19 - by The Inspired Funeral
Funerals In the Time of a Pandemic - A Toolkit For Children and Families - by Good-Grief.org
Grief, Closure Nearly Impossible for Many In the Time of COVID-19 - by Breena Kelly
Grief Coping Alternatives for When You're Stuck at Home - by What's Your Grief?
Grieving and Saying Goodbye in the Time of Coronavirus - by Don Babwin & Amy Taxin
Grieving During Social Distancing - by Jana DeCristofaro
Grieving In a Pandemic: On Time, Isolation, and What We Must Do - by Waves of Grief
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 Hold a Meaningful "Virtual Memorial" Service - by Danica Thurber of Project Grief
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
10 Ways You Can Support Someone Grieving During the Coronavirus Crisis - by Nicole Pajer
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief - by Scott Berinato
Virtual grieving: Is there closure if there is no goodbye? - by Shoshana Ungerleider
What Is This Feeling? Anticipatory Grief and Other New Pandemic-Related Emotions - by Esther Perel
When a Teacher or Classmate Dies: Helping Students Grieve When COVID-19 Prevents Physical Gathering - by Donna Schuurman, EdD, FT
coping with grief while social distancing - What's Your Grief?
Coping With Manmade and Natural Disasters with Donna Schuurman
Coronavirus, Coping With Loss
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Triggers Grief
COVID-19 Coping with Grief - Cristina Ally, LMHC, RPT, with Flourish Counseling Co.
COVID 19 Losses Facing Children, Adolescents, Delivery of Services and Coping
disenfranchised grief during a pandemic
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.
Grief and COVID-19: Mourning What We're Missing
Grief + COVID 19 with Ronda Bonfanti
Grief in the Time of COVID-19
More Information can be found at: https://faithandhopehospice.com/grief-in-the-time-of-covid-19/
Mel Robbins Talks with Grief Expert, David Kessler - "Feeling Powerless? Here is One Thing You Can Do."
The Grief of Corona - A Lunch Break of Courage
It Is a Grief That's For Sure #Covidcare
Social Distancing and Grief
"We Are Grieving the World We Have Lost," Says Grief Expert David Kessler
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.
Nora Menkin, Executive Director of the People's Memorial Association and the Co-op Funeral Home in Seattle, WA, discusses how social distancing
and the prohibiting of public gatherings has affected the funeral industry and, in turn, how people are able to grieve.
Whether you were grieving before the coronavirus crisis or you've just lost a loved one and are navigating through the dark days of early grief, the current crisis is changing the way we grieve. We have heard from people all over the world and we've been touched personally, so it seemed about time to end our long hiatus to offer some observations, thoughts, and hopefully even support for everyone coping with grief right now (which just so happens to be a lot of us).
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."
Buffy Peters of Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss, at Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa, and host Jenny Lisk
speak about "What You Can Do, When You Can't Have a Funeral During a Pandemic."
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.
Free & low fee online therapy sessions for those on the front line of Covid-19 in the USA.
Short-term, free & reduced fee sessions.
Covid-19 Recovered - Survivors is an international movement that focuses on connecting, educating, and supporting people during the Covid 19 pandemic.
They are here to help you deal with the physical, emotional, and social issues that you are facing during the pandemic.
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.
This is a FREE online grief support course for those grieving a death to COVID-19 or during the crisis.
If you have lost a loved one during these months of COVID and social distancing, it can be especially complicated. Whether the loss was sudden,
or you saw it coming, whether it was a death to COVID or to something else, it is likely that experiencing the death during this especially difficult time has had an impact on your grief. In this course from “What’s Your Grief?” they will help you think through how these many different factors may be impacting your grief and your connection with the person you've lost. They provide information, coping tools, and ideas for support moving forward, all in a self-paced course that you can start, stop, and work on whenever you like. If you’ve lost a loved one this year and it was impacted by the pandemic, please join is for this course -
free thanks to a grant from the Funeral Service Foundation.
Register for FREE at: https://school.whatsyourgrief.com/p/grief-isolation-covid
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.com/grief-covid-19-resources/
Three Reasons Why All Grief During COVID-19 is Traumatic: New Strategies for Healing
If you have lost a loved one during this unique time, please join Jennifer R. Levin, MFT, PhD, MFC, of From Grief To Growth for this FREE 30 minute webinar.
Watch the FREE replay: https://fromgrieftogrowth.com/grief-covid-19-resources/
My Grief Connection
Follow My Grief Connection on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Pinterest for virtual grief support & information.
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 06 August 2020