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Community Accounts

This page is for community members, like you, to share stories of loss, coping strategies, triumphs, eulogies, art, and anything else related to grief. We hope this page can lower isolation by reminding everyone that the grief we are feeling is collective.

Resource Listing

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#grief-support

Tumblr’s tag for grief support- a place people can post and possibly receive support.

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‘Steamrolled Us In Every Direction’: The Year Grief Hit From All Sides

Narratives of people grieving for different reasons during the pandemic and coping with loss in isolation.

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‘Wrecked Our Lives’: Families of 3 Young Adults Who Died from COVID-19 Share Heartbreaking Stories

Stories of three families who lost a youth to coronavirus.

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A Coronavirus Poem

"It’s not about me, it’s for everyone who’s passed away and suffering from this horrible coronavirus disease. My friend has died from the coronavirus. That’s why I wrote it."

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Art and Lockdown: Your Drawings in the Time of Coronavirus

Compilation of art done during the lockdown that expresses the emotions people are having in isolation.

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Ascending Towards the Heavens

Personal blog post about a family member who died from COVID-19.

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Battling Loss and Grief During Covid-19 in a South Asian Landscape

Narrative of a man who survived COVID-19 in Pakistan, but lost everything.

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Battling Somalia’s Epidemic, a Grieving British Doctor Finds Peace

Narrative of a doctor trying to support others through COVID-19 while struggling with the loss of her own father.

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Coping with Grief is Harder During a Pandemic

This narrative explores how a woman is coping with the death of a loved one during coronavirus and how communities are an important element of the grieving process.

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Coronavirus Grief: ‘Lockdown Makes a Bizarre Situation Ten Times Worse’

This article covers the narratives of youths who have lost loved ones to coronavirus and the unique way they are grieving.

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Coronavirus’ Deadliest Blow: Complicated Grief for the Families of Those Who Died

Three families in three Indian cities share their stories of dealing with the loss of loved ones in the midst of a pandemic.

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Covid-19 Mourners are Turning to Facebook for Grief Support

Discussion of how Facebook support groups have been a great way for people to access peer support during the pandemic.

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Covid’s Cruellest Blow? Keeping the Dying from Their Loved Ones

Reflections from a palliative care physician including observations of grieving families whose loved ones died from COVID-19.

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Dealing With Grief as an Immigrant During COVID

Narrative of an immigrant woman coping with grief during COVID-19 and political crisis.

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Families of COVID-19 Victims Share their Grief as Manitoba Reaches 1,000 Deaths

Narratives of families experiencing grief.

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Father’s Death To COVID-19 Will ‘Haunt Me For The Rest Of My Life,’ Daughter Says

Narrative of a second-generation Pakistani daughter coping with the loss of her father through COVID-19. Available in written or audio. | 00:09:37

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Good(?) Grief by Esther Nelson

Personal narrative about losing a job, house, and family member as a result of COVID-19.

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Grief & Coronavirus/COVID-19 – Leslie Barber

Podcast of an interview with Leslie Barber, a grieving widow, about how she is supporting herself and her daughter through COVID-19. | 00:37:00

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Grief About My Father’s Death is Making it Hard to Concentrate at Work

Interview with a man whose father died in India and the influence of the current Indian political climate on grief as well as grieving at a distance.

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Grief and Art- Using Art to Deal with My Sadness and Anger

Guided explanation of how author used art to cope with the loss of a former partner. Images showing how you can follow along and also create your own pastel/grief piece.

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Grief in 2020: The Year of All Firsts and No Firsts

Lamenting piece about all the things that were different in 2020 and the various things we've had to grieve.

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Grief, Anger Among Indian Diaspora in US as COVID Crisis Worsens

Stories of grief in the Indian diaspora community as the death toll continues to rise in India.

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Grieving from a Distance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Story of a family unable to gather to grieve because of the stay at home order and how people are trying to connect. | 00:03:08

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Grieving the Loss of Your Lifestyle Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

This article talks about losing someone during pandemic and not being able to say goodbye. Experts then recommend working on accepting grief.

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Healing from COVID: Loss Support Groups Helping Loved Ones Cope with Death

Woman's narrative about losing a loved one to COVID-19 and finding support online. | 00:01:41

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How 10 Artists are Staying Creative Through COVID-19

Community accounts discussing the importance of fostering creativity in quarantine and how to do it.

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How the Arts Can Ease Grief After Loss

Story of Clarence Brooks and how he used dance to cope with the loss of his sister.

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I Rejected the Native Grieving Ceremonies My Mother Taught Me When She Died. But Losing Friends During the Pandemic Changed That

Narrative of a woman reconnecting with Native culture through grieving and the pandemic.

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Medicine and Grief During the Covid 19 Era: The Art of Losing

This personal narrative discusses how COVID-19 brings up memories of past losses as we are all surrounded by grief.

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More than Just a Number- Grieving When Someone Dies of COVID-19

Podcast from the Dougy Centre depicting the narrative of a woman whose mother died from COVID-19. | 00:34:00

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Moving Through Grief

Discussion of the importance of eulogy and how to eulogize through art.

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On Witness and Respair: A Personal Tragedy Followed by a Pandemic

"The acclaimed novelist lost her beloved husband—the father of her children—as COVID-19 swept across the country. She writes through their story, and her grief."

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On Witness and Respair: Personal Tragedy Followed By Pandemic

Personal narrative of a woman who lost her husband due to the coronavirus and how she is grieving in isolation.

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Ontario’s Pandemic of Grief

Accounts of Ontario families trying to cope with grief without access to their coping strategies.

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Ottawa Artists Keep Creative in a Time of Covid-19

Artists share how they are staying creative while in isolation.

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Painting Through Grief with Joy Simon

Interview with Joy Simon, an artist, about the influence of art on coping with grief in her life.

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Picking Up the Financial Pieces After a Loss: ‘We Planned Life but We Didn’t Plan Death’

Narrative of a community member experiencing financial stress during the pandemic. Includes coping strategies.

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Sharing Grief and Solidarity: South Asia Regionalism

Narrative of a South Asian journalist's grief and the importance of grieving collectively.

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Son’s Grief, Guilt Become Tribute Honoring COVID-19 Victims

Story of a son's grief over his fathers death and the guilt he feels as an essential worker who may have exposed his father to the virus.