5 Tips to Help With Grief and Loss During a Pandemic

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Grieving is another part of life. Whether you have a friend or family members who’ve passed away, or you’re dealing with the current COVID situation, there are ways to cope with pain, coming to terms with your grief, and finding a way to pick up the pieces and move on with your life.

Here are some tips to help cope with grief and loss:

  1. Acknowledge your pain, and except the grief can trigger many different unexpected emotions.
  2. Understand the grieving process is really unique to you. Not everyone grieves the same, and that’s ok. You aren’t alone and being unique is ok.
  3. Seek out face-to-face support from people who care, especially loved ones family and friends. Seeing people can help, including having video chats.
  4. Support yourself emotionally by taking care of yourself, physically and doing something physical every day even if it’s just for a small amount of time. It will definitely help.
  5. Recognize the difference between grief and depression. Where grief and depression are different is that grief tends to lessen over time, occurs in waves, and is triggered by thoughts or reminders of its cause.

At Core Recovery we have a program to help with grief and loss. The goal of the Grief and Loss program is to provide support and insight into the ways in which a collective trauma such as the COVID pandemic contributes to grief and loss.

The reality is that your life has been touched by this pandemic. You may have experienced an easily identifiable loss such as loss of a loved one, loss of health or loss of resources such as employment. There are also less obvious but equally painful losses.

Do feel anxious and fearful this could a result of losing your feelings of safety in the world? Do you find yourself drawn back to painful memories times when you were powerless or grieving? Please give us a call at 602-810-1210.



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