Grief impacts everyone. Grief involve circumstances or situations including death of a loved-one, loss of a job, relationship or any other change that alters your life. So many changes have occurred over the last 6 months. Loss of freedom, control, financial stability, and loss of family and friends to COVID-19. Daily confinement travel limitations, leisurely attending social events and activities that once brought joy and excitement are distant memories. Adhering to constraints of wearing masks and gloves to avoid risk of a potentially deadly virus is wreaking havoc on people’s lives. Job and income losses affecting the ability to maintain stable family households and relationship conflict has escalated to its highest.
Grieving has no timeline and everyone grieves differently. It can be painful, shocking, and overwhelming all of which are normal emotions that are associated with the devastation of losses. There are stages of grief that a mental health professional can help educate people to better understand the wave of emotions that travels like a tide in the ocean. Working through the aftermath of losses is not an easy task; however learning coping mechanisms for grieving can make a difference wherein people find acceptance to move forward in life.