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Resources to Support Myself

The following resources address the needs of individuals and healthcare/front line workers who are supporting themselves through grief during and/or related to COVID-19.

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“Get Over It…???”

Discusses why people often jump to telling us to "get over" grief and why this is not helpful.

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“Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Grief, Bereavement and COVID-19

This article provides brief information about several topics including death and dying, impacts on mourning, disrupted, complicated, or prolonged grief, and others.

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“The Laziness of Grief”

Grief often takes a lot of effort and drains out energy. This article explains why grief can lead to less motivation and slows us down.

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‘I Have to Live with the Tragedy’: Memorials Remembering 215 Indigenous Children Found Buried at Residential School

Discussions of memorials commemorating the 215 Indigenous children found at a residential school.

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‘It is Bleak’: How the Pandemic Economy has Affected LGBTQ People

Information about how the LGBTQ community is being disproportionately financially affected by the pandemic.

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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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10 Myths About Grief

Article outlines 10 myths about grief including that grief works on a timeline and has predictable stages.

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5 Ways to Cope with Lifestyle Changes Due to Coronavirus

List of 5 ways to cope with lifestyle changes such as developing a new routine and finding creative outlets.

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54 Ways to Say What You’re Feeling

List of emotion words.

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6 Ways to Deal With COVID-19 Grief and Loss

Article gives an overview of death during the pandemic and how grief is complicated during this time. Then lists 6 copings strategies including naming your feelings and finding community support.

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64 Quotes About Grief, Coping and Life After Loss

List of quotes about grief and coping.

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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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A Global Coronavirus Poem Written by Children Around the World Under Lockdown

Video poem written by children from around the world about their lifestyle loss during COVID-19. | 00:02:30

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A New Type of Grief: Coping with Coronavirus

A conversation with Reverend Amy Greene about coping with coronavirus grief. | 00:24:50

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A Pandemic Year for Women: How Self-Care Made Working Through Grief During a Lockdown a Little Less Challenging

Article about the unique experiences of women grieving during the pandemic as well as the coping strategies they used to work through this grief.

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A Time to Grieve: Addressing Bereavement Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article outlines common grieving processes and the increased risk of Prolonged Grief Disorder.

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Acompaniment in Grief. Times of Coronavirus

An examination of the meaning of death through a coronavirus lens.

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Acute Grief After Deaths Due to COVID-19, Natural Causes and Unnatural Causes: An Empirical Comparison

This article explores how grief is different when a loved one dies from unnatural causes. It outlines how this can lead to acute grief, which can lead to pathological grief.

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Adjusting to the New Normal

Advice about coping with lifestyle changes caused by the pandemic including remembering the situation is temporary and setting a routine.

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Advice if Suddenly Bereaved

List of reactions to grief and coping strategies, such as delaying difficult tasks and exercising.

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After a Death: Plan a Funeral or Memorial

Links to BC resources for financial assistance, funeral homes, and planning.

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All the Things We Have to Mourn Now

Six experts explain how to recognize the many new faces of grief during a pandemic, with information on the connection between immigration and grief.

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Alone and Apart: Canadians are Feeling Lonelier Than Ever

Discussion of how loneliness is affecting Canadians.

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Alternative Mourning Rituals Offer Comfort And Closure During An Outbreak

Narrative of a family's alternative mourning ritual.

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An Alien Kind of Grief — How Surge of Covid Deaths has Changed the Way We Mourn

Explanation of how grief has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Anticipatory Grief, Disappointment, and Covid-19

Talks about grief for loss of lifestyle and gives tips on how to cope like naming grief, and limiting social media.

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Are Grieving and Mourning the Same?

This article outlines the subtle differences between grief and mourning.

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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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Bereavement During the Pandemic (COVID-19)

Outlines how children and adults experience grief through a list of common reactions to loss.

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Bereavement Leave

Information on bereavement leave in Ontario.

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Black Americans Experiencing Collective Trauma, Grief

Exploration of collective grief and fear in the black community as a result of police violence. *Not COVID specific

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Black Grief: When Life is More than a Movement

Blog post about how grief is stronger when a person is taken before their time, such as in police shootings.

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Bouncing Back from Financial Grief and Loss

This resource does not directly address Coronavirus, but outlines some of the ways that financial grief can affect our lives and health as well as ways to cope.

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Breathing Zone

Visual art about shared space and social distancing.

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California’s Latinos Grapple With COVID, And Extraordinary Grief

Article and podcast outlining the unique challenges of the California Latino community in processing grief. | 00:04:07

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Can the Arts Help Stop COVID-19

Article about how art can facilitate conversation and healing in isolation.

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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Detailed information about Canada's COVID-19 response plan including benefits available to individuals and benefits.

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Canadian Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Collection of Canadian art that addresses grief and social distancing.

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Canadian Poets Try to Put the COVID-19 Pandemic into Words

Article about how people are using poetry to cope. Includes a poem about pandemic life.

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Canadians Report Worse Mental Health Than Before Covid

Explanation of declining mental health across Canada.

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Caring for Bereaved Family Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Before and After the Death of a Patient

Article duscusses the lack of universal bereavement care for families. Authors argue that the pandemic has illuminated the need for this universal care more than ever.

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Changes in Daily Loneliness for German Residents During the First Four Weeks of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Study reports on self-disclosed levels of loneliness in the first few months of the pandemic.

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Common LGBT Grief Issues Following the Death of a Partner or Spouse

Fact sheet of the ways grief can be complex for LGBT individuals who have lost a partner. *Not COVID specific

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Complicated Grief: What to Expect After the Coronavirus Pandemic

Review of knowledge about complicated grief in the wake of natural disasters and previous pandemics. Authors then make applications of findings to coronavirus.

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Considering Grief in Mental Health Outcomes of COVID-19

Connection of COVID-19 to complicated grief, anticipatory grief, and ambiguous loss.

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Continuing Bonds of Love after Loss

Article about the importance of continuing bonds (maintaining a relationship with the deceased after death).

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Cope for the Best

Visual art series about living in isolation.

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Coping with Covid Grief: Ask an Expert

Interview with mental health expert on how to cope with grief of loss of lifestyle. | 00:18:00

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Coping with COVID-19

General resource for those feeling stressed during the pandemic including managing addictions and anxiety.

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Coping with COVID-19 – Immigrants, Refugees and Their Families

Articles covering topics such as what to do when grieving and how to get help.

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Coping with COVID: Grieving Our Losses

Kristen Beesley, mental health professional answers questions about coping with lifestyle loss during lockdown. | 00:03:02

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Coping with Financial Stress

This article is not directly related to COVID-19, but discusses how to deal with financial stress.

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Coping With Grief and Loss

Article provides a definition of grief, some strategies for coping, some myths and facts about grief, and an overview of the Stages of Grief model.

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Coping with Grief and Loss – Mourning the Changes since COVID-19

List of tips for dealing with Covid-related grief, including recognizing your loss, and accepting your feelings.

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Coping With Grief During COVID-19

Short video outlining some ways that you can honour loved ones who have passed. | 00:01:59

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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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Coping With Grief While Social Distancing During COVID-19

Video about how to cope with grief brought on by all of the changes in our lives due to COVID-19. | 00:18:46

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Coping with Job Loss

Animated video outlining some ways to cope with loss of a job during COVID-19. | 00:03:18

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Coping With Loss & Grief

Infographic depicting some symptoms of grief as well as coping strategy.

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Coping with Loss and Grief During COVID-19

Article touches on a variety of topics, including how grief is unexpected and how to embrace the grieving process.

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Coping with Loss and Grief During COVID-19

Discussion of how to identify grief, embracing the grieving process, connecting virtually, and other topics

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Coping with Loss: What’s It’s Like Three Years Out, and How Friends and Family Can Help with Grieving

American-based data depicting statistics of COVID-19 grief.

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Coping with Mental Health Concerns like Anxiety and Depression or Feeling Stuck with any Negative State

Description of how anxiety and depression might affect people differently during Covid and a strategy for coping- focusing on the difference between thinking and noticing.

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Coping with Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak

Infographic for adults about coping with stress during Covid-19.

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Coping with the Fear of COVID 19 Infection: How Do I Grieve In Isolation?

List of ways to cope with/address grief in isolation, developed by grief specialist Eugene Dufour.

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Coping with The Fear of COVID – 19 Infection Healing Wounds

Infosheet focusing on the differences between physical and emotional wounds.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Assistance au Deuil et au Traumatisme pour les Personnes Touchées par le COVID-19 dans le Secteur des Soins aux Personnes Âgées (Aged Care Grief and Trauma Support)

This fact sheet, in French, provides useful information about grief and trauma support services for those impacted by COVID-19 in the aged care sector.

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Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning

Video module and article outlining Dr. Alan Wolfelt's six needs of mourning, with applications to the coronavirus. | 00:16:00

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Coronavirus Grief and Trauma

Presentation from Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes who explores what grief is and how to address it. | 00:58:24

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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 Grief: Coping with the Loss of Routine During the Pandemic

Explanation of how loss of routine has a negative impact on mental health.

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Coronavirus has Upended Our World. It’s Okay to Grieve

This article defines grief and discusses how disappointment in our governments and the way they have handled the pandemic amplifies this grief.

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Coronavirus is Changing Our Lives, and We’re Grieving Because Of It, Experts Say

Discussion of stages of grief, individual and community grief, and other categorizations of grief.

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Coronavirus Is Changing The Rituals Of Death For Many Religions

Descriptions of how the death rituals of many religions cannot be performed during coronavirus and how people are overcoming this.

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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 and Complicated Grief

Dr. Katherine Shear discusses the link between coronavirus and complicated grief. | 00:39:04

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COVID 19 Report

Statistics from CMHA on mental health during Covid.

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Covid Art Museum

Instagram displaying submissions of art depicting experiences during COVID-19, often experiences of loss.

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COVID Stress Syndrome: 5 Ways the Pandemic is Affecting Mental Health

List of 5 ways pandemic affects mental health including socioeconomic concerns and xenophobia.

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COVID-19 and Complicated Grief

Conversation with Dr. Katherine Shear about how coronavirus is producing complex grief. | 00:39:44

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COVID-19 and Indigenous Health and Wellness: Our Strength is in our Stories

Booklet investigating the use of Indigenous storytelling for healing. Addresses general wellness, including grief.

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COVID-19 and Non-Death Loss

This video module explains the impact of non-death loss. It discusses links to trauma, coping strategies, and understanding your limits with exposure to negative news.

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COVID-19 and Non-Death Loss

This podcast episode addresses secondary losses such as lifestyle and finances. | 00:42:49

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COVID-19 and the Importance of Grief Leadership

Experts discuss the concept of "grief leadership" and the importance of grief leaders in global crisis. | 01:05:15

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COVID-19 Benefits and Services

Outline of the financial benefits available to Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Generation (Reverse Poem)

Reverse poem by Dr. Ronald Goldenberg about lifestyle changes during Corona and the fear of getting sick.

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COVID-19 Got You Down? You’re Probably Mourning the Loss of Your Lifestyle and That’s Ok

Discusses what loss of lifestyle can look like and how its a form of grief.

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COVID-19 is Depriving People of the Opportunity to Grieve

Social isolation means people aren’t being provided the ritual of mourning, with serious mental health implications.

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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-19 Murals Express Hope and Help Envision Urban Futures

Explanation of how street art can help communities express shared emotion with examples of Covid street art.

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COVID-19 Q&A: Dr. Debra Kaysen on Individual and Collective Stress & Grief

In this Q&A, Dr. Debra Kaysen, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with the Public Mental Health & Population Sciences Division, helps us better understand our communal grief and how to deal with the societal stress of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Stress: It’s Ok to be Human

Advice on how to cope with grief including talking about your feelings and remembering that grief looks different for everyone.

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Covid-19: 15 Poems from Children in 15 countries

Poems addressing lifestyle loss and grief written by children.

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COVID-19: A Grief Expert Explains How to Process the “Unfathomable Amount of Loss”

A psychology professor answers questions about how to work through overwhelming feelings of grief.

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COVID-19: Coping with Financial Uncertainty

Covers strategies for coping with stress from losing a job and having renter's uncertainty.

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COVID-19: From Grief and Mourning to Prolonged Grief Disorder

Portuguese article about how COVID-19 grief is turning into prolonged grief disorder as well as information about changing funeral practices.

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COVID-19: Grief, Bereavement, and Death at a Distance: International Perspectives on the Impact to Worldwide Communities 

In this podcast episode experts discuss the impacts of socially-distanced grieving worldwide. | 01:32:55

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COVID-19: Learning About Restorative Retelling and Resilience in the Face of Loss

Experts introduce the concept of "restorative retelling" as a way to process and cope with grief. | 00:49:19

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COVID-19: Pandemic, Grief, Loss and Suicidality

In this podcast episode experts discuss grief, loss, and suicidality. | 01:17:46

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COVID-19: Grief & Resilience: Coping with Uncertainty and the Power of Positive Thinking

This video podcasts shows a discussion between grief experts about the importance of positive thinking for coping with grief. | 01:32:08

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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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Dalai Lama: Coping With Loss and Sorrow

Video of the Dalai Lama giving advice on how to cope with loss. | 00:03:00

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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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Dealing with Loss and Crisis: Past – Present – Future

Info sheet addressing how current loss can remind us of past losses with prompt questions to support people in reflection.

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Death and Dying: How Indigenous Communities Grieve, Survive and Thrive Social Sharing

Podcast explores grief, death and dying in Indigenous communities, the circumstances that lead to the heavy losses they experience and how people are prioritizing the need for promotion of vibrant Indigenous life. | 00:42:00

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Death, Grief and Funerals in the COVID Age

Advice for helping people develop new rituals to honour those who die during the COVID-19 era.

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Determinants of Loneliness Among Older Adults in Canada

Academic article exploring the negative outcomes of loneliness among older adults in Canada.

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Does Canada need a Minister of Loneliness?

Discussion about whether Canada requires a Minister of Loneliness, to attend to growing rates of loneliness among the population.

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Dying, Death and Mourning amid COVID-19 Pandemic in Kashmir: A Qualitative Study

Using a qualitative approach, this study aimed to examine the changing nature of death, dying and mourning among Muslims of Kashmir due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Emotional Well-Being and Coping During Covid-19

This resource suggests reframing anxiety into a useful attribute and provides tips for managing anxious thoughts.

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Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19

Covers a variety of topics such as trauma, dealing with stigma, and maintaining physical activity.

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Emotional, Spiritual, & Compassionate Care – Session 4: Coping with Multiple and Complex Loss (Audio Only)

Audio recording of a webinar addressing multiple and complex loss. Guest speaker Eugene Defore is a clinical therapist and bereavement specialist.

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Emotional, Spiritual, & Compassionate Care – Session 5: When Families Can Not Be Present at The Time of Death (Audio Only)

Audio recording of a webinar addressing coping with the inability to be with a loved one in their final moments and as they pass.

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Excess Deaths From COVID-19, Community Bereavement, and Restorative Justice for Communities of Color

Article details how communities of colour are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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Faith, Grief, and Covid-19

Video series focusing on the relationship between grief and faith. Topics covered include portrayals of grief in scripture and the way that faith shapes our views on grief. | 00:03:32

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Fear, Loss, Social Isolation, and Incomplete Grief Due to COVID-19: A Recipe for a Psychiatric Pandemic

Examination of how social distancing leads to a higher chance of complicated grief.

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For Those in Long-Term Care, COVID-19 Compounded the Weight of Grief

"Even as vaccinations make their way across the United States, the impact of the pandemic remains present for residents of long-term care and their loved ones."

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Free Grief Counseling During the Pandemic

Video of grief experts discussing access to free counseling services during the pandemic. | 00:15:39

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Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty

Link to download pamphlet about coping with anxiety during COVID-19. Addresses physical sensations of worry, types of worry, and how to cope with worry. Available in 47 languages.

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Funeral Guidance for Individuals and Families

CDC guidelines suggesting no in-person funerals and give recommendations for how to alter funeral practices to be safe.

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Funerals and Memorial Services

BCCDC suggestions for hosting funerals with under 10 people.

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Gay Grief Is Different

Explanation of how the LGBTQ community's grief is often disenfranchised because of marginalization. *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief.

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Chinese)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Chinese language version. *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (French)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. French language version. *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Hungarian)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Hungarian language version. *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Italian)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Italian language version. *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Korean)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Korean language version. *Not COVID related

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Persian)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Persian language version. *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Russian)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Russian language version *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Spanish)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Spanish language version *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Spanish)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Vietnamese language version. *Not COVID specific

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Going on from Here: A Guide for Living through Loss (Tamil)

This guide was developed out of a caring interest to provide you with support and information as you are experiencing your grief. Tamil language version. *Not COVID related

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Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown

Illustrations of people having good and bad days during lockdown.

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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 and Coronavirus

In this article a Bereavement Coordinator shares some advice on coping with grief during the coronavirus outbreak. 00:05:45

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Grief and CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Infographics about the symptoms of grief and strategies for coping.

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Grief and Covid-19: Mourning our Bygone Lives

This article outlines recommendations from psychologists, such as keeping social and naming grief.

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Grief and COVID-19: Saying Goodbye in the Age of Physical Distancing 

Talks about impact of physical distancing on grief rituals, prolonged grief, and opportunities for psychology.

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Grief and Fear After a Covid-19 Death: Managing a Double Trauma

Article about the unique attributes of COVID grief.

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Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

Virtual gallery of art work created by black artists about experiences of grief and loss in the black community.

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Grief and Loneliness in the Aged

Article about grief in old age aimed at seniors trying to cope. *Not COVID specific

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Grief and Loss During a Pandemic

This presentation outlines supports, tools and approaches to grief and loss during a pandemic when in-person classes are not available. Discusses ways to support yourself and others. | 00:34:06

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Grief and Loss – Managing the Holidays during COVID-19.

Seminar video about how to cope with grief over the holidays during COVID. Video focuses on self care and managing expectations. | 00:42:00

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Grief and Loss – Managing the Holidays During COVID-19.

Tips and stories are shared to help those during the holiday season, who are grieving the loss of a loved one; an often difficult time of the year. | 00:41:42

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Grief and Mourning during the Coronavirus Pandemic: Covid-19 Special (DW News)

Interviews and discussion of the coronavirus death toll and the challenges of being unable to physically visit with dying and dead loved ones.

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Grief and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Older Adults

Review of the definition of complex grief and argument that there may be a rise in this condition among older adults, because of their uniquely isolating circumstances.

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Grief Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Multiple Group Comparisons

Survey data that shows society has the same level of grief overall, but the grief is more acute during Coronavirus.

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Grief During Coronavirus

Article covers a variety of topics like what is grief, why grief might be harder during corona, and how to overcome it.

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Grief During Covid-19

Video explains grief through a series of characters who experience grief in different ways. It also gives tips for how to overcome grief such as taking time for it and practicing self-care. | 00:06:00

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Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This video delves into how grief is bigger than only death and examines some of the emotions surrounding grief such as fear and anxiety. | 00:07:03

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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 in the Holidays

This article covers a list of tips for navigating grief during the holidays, a time that amplified sorrow for many.

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Grief in the Time of Coronavirus

Michael W. Rabow, MD, Medical Director of Palliative Care, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses ways to understand grief and the healing journey. | 00:06:06

Grief in the Time of Coronavirus: Loss, Connection and Hope

General understanding of grief with information on coping as a family and supporting children.

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Grief in the Time of COVID

Article discusses moving through grief and some stages that the bereaved may experience.

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Grief in the Time of COVID

Video module presented by Grief Educator, Dr. Catherine Hajnal defining and discussing secondary and ambiguous loss.

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Grief in the Time of COVID-19

Mental health experts discuss the importance of grief literacy in COVID-19.

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Grief Is Another Word For Love

Musing piece about lifestyle loss, feeling like you belong in your community, and death from coronavirus.

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Grief Services Falling Through Cracks of COVID Response

Argument for the importance of grief services and how these services are not being adequately provided.

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Grief Survival Kit

Article constructs grief as a journey we must prepare for and encourages us to consult others who have been through it.

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Grief White Paper Series

Uses the acronyms HEALERS and DERAILERS to describe grief milestones and barriers to wellbeing.

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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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Grief, Bereavement and Loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Booklet outlining the how to prepare for loss, what to expect after death, planning funeral services, supporting children, and others.

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Grief, Dying, and Death During a Pandemic

This resource includes when we feel grief, when someone you care about is dying, after someone you care about has died, resources

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Grief, loss and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Exploration of a variety of grief-related topics such as physical restrictions and advance care planning.

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Grief: The New Normal

Offerings from the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, for all who are grieving and those who love them.

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Grief Process and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Wise Intervention in Vulnerable Groups and Survivors

This article looks at how online and telephone therapy can be helpful to those coping with grief during COVID-19.

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Grieving Alone and Together

Booklet discusses different types of grief and how people can support each other, including children. Also includes suggestions for memorializing loved-ones.

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Grieving Alone and Together: Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic

"Grief guide" that outlines what grief is, how to plan funerals and memorials, supporting your health through grief, and other topics.

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Grieving During COVID-19: How to Cope in Isolation

Article recommending connecting with others however you can.

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Grieving During the Covid 19 Pandemic

Article suggests coping strategies such as acknowledging it’s a different time, doing self-care, and getting help.

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Grieving Experiences in the Context of a Pandemic: How to Support Individual and Collective Grief

This article outlines the need for a national strategy on grief, which has been illuminated by the pandemic.

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Grieving in Exceptional Times: Supporting Others

Short video explaining the strain of not being able to have in-person funerals with advice for supporting ourselves and others. | 00:02:17

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Grieving Life and Loss

Covers financial stress, lifestyle loss, and death as well as the importance of naming grief and saying goodbye.

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Grieving Those Lost From The Pandemic

Podcast that goes over stories of people lost to the pandemic and interview with Dr. Katherine Shear about managing "complicated" grief. | 00:43:50

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Guidance for Funerals and Bereavement during COVID-19

Information about funeral guidelines in Ontario.

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Handling Your Loved One’s Belongings

Info sheet outlining how family members and friends should handle their loved ones possessions to prevent spread of COVID after they pass.

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Happy Holidays? Navigating the Winter Holidays with Grief and Covid-19

Pamphlet from the Dougy Centre with helpful tips on how to cope with grief and lifestyle loss during the holidays.

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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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Hindu Response to Dying and Death in the Time of COVID-19

Description of Hindu perspectives on death and dying with implications for how care workers can use this in practice.

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Holidays and Grief + a Pandemic

Dougy Centre podcast about navigating grief through the winter holidays and COVID-19. | 00:35:22

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Homeless System Response: Social Distancing: Inspired Ideas for Addressing Loneliness

Community ideas for reducing loneliness among the homeless population.

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Hospice Foundation of America: Commonly Asked Questions

A Q&A covering questions frequently asked by the bereaved, such as "Since my husband died a few weeks ago, I find myself doing things I never used to do, like losing my keys, and I even have found myself talking to his picture! Am I going crazy?"

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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 Anticipatory Grief May Show Up During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Article outlines ways to tell if you're experiencing anticipatory grief.

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How Art Helps Us Make Sense of COVID-19’s Incomprehensible Toll

Article outlines how art can be used to heal from loss during COVID-19.

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How Artists are Dealing with Coronavirus Cancellations

Advice for artists on preserving their business, but also on creating community connections through art during the pandemic.

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How Coronavirus Complicates the Grieving Process

This article outlines ambiguous loss and how this term can describe many of our experiences through coronavirus. It encourages us to focus on what is possible.

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How Coronavirus is Changing Funeral Rites, Mourning and Grief

Traditions must adapt to social distance rules at a time when for some, physical and spiritual closeness is most needed.

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How do Funeral Practices Impact Bereaved Relatives’ Mental Health, Grief and Bereavement? A Mixed Methods Review with Implications for COVID-19

"We conducted a rapid review synthesising the quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the effect of funeral practices on bereaved relatives’ mental health and bereavement outcomes."

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How Do I Grieve Without A Funeral?

List of tips on ways to grieve when a funeral is not possible.

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How Do You Approach Grieving During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Interview with a mental health expert about how to mourn when in-person practices are not possible. | 00:02:54

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How Might Social Distancing Impact Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Men in Canada

Article explores how gay, bi, queer, trans, and two-spirit men are uniquely affected by social distancing measures.

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How Muslims Are Mourning Without Proper Death Care Rituals

Article about how COVID-19 restrictions are interrupting prayer and death rituals for Muslims.

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How Street Artists Around the World are Reacting to Life with Covid-19

Collection of images and descriptions of street art that are COVID-related.

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How Surfer Britt Merrick Found Faith Among the Waves

Narrative about how surfer Britt Merrick learned to cope with grief through surfing and spirituality.

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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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How the Discomfort of Grief Can Help Us: Recognizing and Adapting to Loss During COVID-19

Psychiatry experts discuss what grief is like, how to better understand what you are feeling, and ways to cope with the losses related to the pandemic. | 01:02:49

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How to Build a Memorial Website

Article outlining how to create a memorial website. Focus is on creating memorial for an individual, but could be used for collective expressions of grief as well. *Not COVID specific

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How to Cope with Financial Stress and Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This article outlines how to cope with financial stress due to the coronavirus pandemic such as prioritizing your mental health and knowing your triggers.

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How to Cope With Grief Amid COVID-19

A grief expert offers advice on how to comfort others, such as allowing them to talk, as well as ways to process your own grief during a pandemic.

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How to Cope with Grief and Loss During COVID 19

List of ways to cope including make time for grief and acknowledge that grief is natural.

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How To Cope With Grief During A Pandemic

Short podcast outlining some coping strategies. | 00:09:17

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How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays and a Pandemic

Gives advice for coping with COVID-19 in a holiday context.

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How to Cope with Grief, Fear and Anxiety During Corona | Brené Brown | SVT/TV 2/Skavlan

Brené Brown talks about how to deal with emotions such as grief, fear and anxiety during Coronavirus times. | 00:19:20

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How To Deal with Grief And Loss During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Podcast outlining coping strategies for grief during lockdown. | 00:52:00

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How To Process Grief Caused By COVID-19 (Even If You Didn’t Lose Someone)

Summary of advice from psychiatric experts on how to cope with grief of any kind including getting professional help and connecting with online communities.

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I May Never See the Ocean Again: Loss and Grief Among Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article explores the upsetting reality that many older adults are missing out on the enjoyment they would have felt in their final years due to lockdown. Article discusses how this loss is causing grief within this population.

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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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Impact of COVID-19 on the Economic Well-Being of Recent Migrants to Canada

Investigation of financial loss in recent migrants due to coronavirus.

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In Our Own Voices: Two-Spirit People Responding to Covid-19

Narratives of two-spirit individuals coping with lifestyle loss as a result of COVID-19.

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In ‘Grief and Grievance,’ Black Artists Explore Aspects of Loss in Contemporary Life

Video news story about an art exhibit created during lockdown by black artists depicting their experiences with loss.

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Intolerance of Uncertainty and Loneliness in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Examination of the mental health outcomes for older adults in Greece during social distancing, with attention to gender difference.

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Islamic Funerals in the time of COVID-19

Article outlines the elements necessary for an Islamic funeral and how to achieve these elements within coronavirus guidelines.

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Isolation, Loneliness, and COVID-19: Pandemic Leads to Sharp Increase in Mental Health Challenges, Social Woes

Investigation of loneliness in lockdown, such as the steep increase in older adults using video conferencing platforms.

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It’s Okay, to Not Be Okay.

This is a validating article about how grief can cause emotions typically viewed as "negative". It argues that these negative emotions are natural and okay.

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LGBT Grief & The Importance of Finding Support

Blog post outlines the lack of resources for LGBTQ individuals grieving and the importance of finding support for coping with grief. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Chinese

Videos covering topics such as honouring your parents' wishes, hope and denial, and what it means to have a "good" death. Resources available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Ethiopians

Videos covering topics like gendered grieving and talking about illness. Articles available in English and Amharic. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Filipinos

Videos addressing topics such as faith, food, and after-death traditions. Resources available in English and Tagalog. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for First Nations

Video modules covering topics such as traditional medicines at end of life, the social importance of food, and ceremonies. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Indians

Videos covering topics such as overcoming fear, legal documents, and talking to children. Resources available in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Inuit

Videos covering topics such as improving care away from home and the importance of care in your own language. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Iranians

Videos covering topics such as conflicting beliefs, understanding the system, and the gift of acceptance. Resources available in English and Farsi. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Italians

Videos covering topics such as resisting palliative care, accepting death, and running from grief. Resources available in English and Italian. *Not COVID specific

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Living my Culture: Palliative Resources for Metis

Videos covering topics such as culturally sensitive care and advocating for care.

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Pakistanis

Videos covering topics such as the stigma of hospice and depression. Resources available in English and Urdu. *Not COVID specific

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Living My Culture: Palliative Resources for Somalians

Video covering topics such as failing a dying parent, what healthcare providers should know, and caring for elders at home. Available in English and Somali. *Not COVID specific

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Living with Grief & Loss

Worksheets on coping with grief covering topics such as reflection, support systems, understanding your feelings, caring for yourself and others, and activities. Some resources for adults and some for teens. *Not COVID specific

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Loneliness Among Homeless Individuals During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

A measure of loneliness among homeless individuals in Germany. Examination of additional risk factors such as gender, age, and education.

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Loneliness Among Older Adults in the Community During COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Canada

Data depicting loneliness among older adults living alone during the first wave of coronavirus.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article about the negative health outcomes of loneliness including reduced sleep, higher consumption of alcohol, and higher risk of suicide.

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Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Examination of loneliness among older adults and the challenges of technology-based connection for this population.

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Loneliness in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Associations with Age, Gender and Their Interaction

Study pooled a sample of 3,012 English-speaking Canadian adults aged 18+ years looking for age and gender difference and controlling for marriage status, income, education, living alone, and employment status.

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Loneliness of Older Immigrant Groups in Canada: Effects of Ethnic-Cultural Background

Discussion of the effects of loneliness on older adult immigrants in Canada.

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Loneliness: A Signature Mental Health Concern in the Era of COVID-19

Comparison of data depicting loneliness and depression among English-speaking Americans before and during the pandemic.

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Loss and Grief During the Covid 19 Pandemic

Article describing the types of grief (ambiguous, latent, anticipatory).

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Loss and Grief During the Covid-19 Pandemic

CMHA description of different kinds of grief including ambiguous, latent, and anticipatory.

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Loss of Lifestyle Linked to Coronavirus Coined “Pandemic Grief”

Explanation of pandemic grief, a term for the loss of lifestyle experienced during the pandemic.

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Loss, Grief, and Healing

Description of grief, different types of grief (such as job loss, relationship loss), and tips for managing grief.

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Managing Bereavement Around the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This broad article covers the definition of grief, how to adapt to grief, and how to know when to get help.

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Managing Covid-19 Financial Stress

Steps for coping with and bouncing back from coronavirus-induced financial stress.

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

Article about ways to cope with anxiety during COVID-19 with advice such as structuring days and staying active.

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Memorialising

Tips for how families can memorialize their loved ones during social distancing, such as finding a special place and sharing memories online.

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Mental Health Status of Canadian Immigrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Data-driven article about the mental health of immigrants during COVID-19, with discussion of grief.

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More LGBT People Say They’ve Lost Jobs, Suffered Mental Health Impacts During Pandemic

A Kaiser Family Foundation study found that LGBT people experienced the pandemic differently than non-LGBT people.

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Mourning COVID-19 Losses in LGBTQ Community

Gay USA hosts, Andy Humm and Ann Northrop, mourn COVID-19 related losses in the LGBTQ community. | 00:08:01

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Mourning in India

Thanks to social media, grief has become collective—even as the pandemic has made it a lonely affair.

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Moving Through Grief

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

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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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Our Collective Grief & Covid-19

Article argues that Covid is causing us to collectively experience the Stages of Grief.

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Our Shared Humanity. Our Collective Grief.

This article covers our immediate reactions to grief and our path to recovery through shared/collective grief.

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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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Parasocial Relationships and Depression Among LGBQ Emerging Adults Living With Their Parents During COVID-19: The Potential forOnline Support

Article explores how parasocial relationships with Youtubers can reduce loneliness among LGBT youth.

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Perspective | The 6 Stages of Coronavirus Grief

This article applies the Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief to experiences during the pandemic.

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Physical Distancing in COVID-19 May Exacerbate Experiences of Social Isolation among People Living with HIV

Examination of the experiences of people living with HIV during social distancing.

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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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Poems on a Pandemic: Coronavirus-Inspired Words from Bay Area Readers

Six poems and images depicting lifestyle losses and stress.

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Poetry In The Time Of Coronavirus

Digital book of poetry addressing different kinds of loss experienced through the pandemic.

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Processing Grief During COVID-19

Description of how grief affects us and recommendations for how to move through grief using Indigenous spirituality.

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Professional Self-Care

This module underscores the important role of professional self-care for school personnel as they provide support to grieving students.

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Publications du Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux

French info sheet about bereavement in those with intellectual disabilities.

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Reconciliation and Loss

This article reframes the idea of "getting over" grief into reconciliation, a process of healing. It acknowledges that we can feel love and joy at the same time as grief.

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Remotely Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Disturbed Grief During the COVID-19 Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities

Examination of how CBT is being administered to grieving individuals during the pandemic.

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Responding to COVID-19 Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Article provides a basic definition of grief and some links to helpful resources (all have been included on this site as well).

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Responding to the New International Classification of Diseases-11 Prolonged Grief Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A New Bereavement Network and Three-Tiered Model of Care

Outlines how COVID-19 is leading to prolonged grief disorder and introduces a new network for clinicians and researchers to collaborate and develop new approaches to bereavement care.

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Seniors Wellness in Challenging Times

Coping strategies for seniors struggling during COVID-19.

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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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Social Impact LIVE: Loss and Grief During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A conversation with Dr. Katherine Shear about how grieving is different during the pandemic. | 00:37:19

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Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Elderly Immigrants: The Case of South Asian Elderly Living in Canada

Article about the effects of social isolation on older South Asians living in Canada.

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Social Isolation in COVID-19: The Impact of Loneliness

Discussion of the negative long-term health outcomes of loneliness as well as the best ways to address loneliness.

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Symptoms of Grief & Loss

Infographic about the physical, mental, and behavioural signs and symptoms of grief.

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That Covid-19 Feeling? It’s Called ‘Anticipatory Grief’

Description of anticipatory grief, encouragement to listen to CDC, and suggestion of using breathing techniques to control anxiety.

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That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

Interview with grief expert who classifies pandemic grief as complex.

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That Uncomfortable Coronavirus Feeling: It Could Be Grief

This article outlines that people experience grief for lifestyle loss.

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The “In-Between”

This article discusses the state of the "in-between", where bereaved individuals face uncertainty alongside their loss. This can often make people feel "suspended in time".

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The 905er asks: “What is the true cost of COVID-19”

Personal narrative of a woman who had COVID-19 and how inadequate government responses to the pandemic have lead to loss. | 00:45:12

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The Art of Losing—Three Poems for the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 powerful poems about losing loved ones during Covid-19.

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The Coronavirus Has a Disparate Impact on Black Grief, Too

Discussion of the disruption to black death rituals and how POC are more affected by the virus.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: Grieving and Mental Health

Interview with a clinical psychologist about how to bolster ourselves to cope with loss and emotionally navigate changing funeral guidelines. | 00:44:25

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pandemic of Lockdown Loneliness and the Role of Digital Technology

Article exploring the role of technology in tackling lockdown loneliness.

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The Death Toll

Narrative of a woman reflecting on the coronavirus death toll.

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The Double Pandemic Of Social Isolation And COVID-19: Cross-Sector Policy Must Address Both

Discusses topics such as the long-term effects of social isolation and the importance of prioritizing social needs.

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The Familial Language of Black Grief

Article about how the black community grieves powerfully for those killed by racial injustice because of their identification with the victims. Important to understand this grief happens alongside COVID grief*Not COVID specific

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The Loneliness of COVID-19: How to Deal With Your New Life

Coping strategies for dealing with loneliness during COVID-19.

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The Mindfulness & Grief Podcast: Coronavirus Grief Support from the American Red Cross

Dr. Valerie Cole outlines the support offered by the Canadian Red Cross and the benefits of these services. | 00:26:54

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The Mindfulness & Grief Podcast: Dreams and Your Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Josh Black interviews about the meaning of dreams for wellbeing. | 01:19:43

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The Pandemic Has Disrupted Death and Mourning in Ways We Don’t Yet Understand

Explanation of how COVID-19 may be setting the stage for a 'tsunami of grief.'

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The Relentlessness of Black Grief

Article explores how grief is more palpable in the back community because of their higher rates of COVID death as well as deaths/abuses resulting from racial injustice.

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The Right Distance

Visual art series about feeling isolated in quarantine.

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The Search for Meaning

Discusses the difficulties of transitioning back to "regular" life after grief and provides words of affirmation for those experiencing this transition.

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The Trajectory of Loneliness in Response to COVID-19.

Survey of Americans to discover risk factors for loneliness such as age and chronic medical conditions.

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There’s No Vaccine for Grief

Article argues that unsupported grief can turn into mental illness and advocates for a national strategy for grief.

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These Poets Are Teaming Up to Reflect on the Coronavirus Crisis — In Verse

Two poems about life changes and loss in lockdown.

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These Poets are Teaming Up to Reflect on the Coronavirus Crisis- In Verse

This compilation of poems addresses coping strategies, death, lifestyle loss, and the emotional impact of the pandemic.

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These South Asians in Toronto are Helping with India’s COVID-19 Crisis — While Managing their Grief from Afar

Explores the unique aspect of worrying for loved ones in other countries (India) that are struggling more with COVID, while fighting through this grief to provide support.

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They Don’t Teach You How to Grieve as a First-Generation, Only-Child American

Information of how racialized communities are grieving differently during COVID and narrative of a woman's grief.

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This Sucks! (Coping with a Year of COVID Grief)

Article provides validation and tips for dealing with Covid-related grief such as giving space for reflection and talking about loss.

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Tiny Shoes and Lowered Flags: Memorials Spread for 215 First Nations Children Found Buried in Mass Grave in B.C.

Examples of public grieving activities happening across Canada for lost Indigenous children.

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Tracking the Reach of COVID-19 Kin Loss with a Bereavement Multiplier Applied to the United States

This American study shows that each person who dies leaves, on average, 9 bereaved people in their wake.

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War Poems of the Pandemic

"Channelling Walt Whitman, a visiting military medic records his daily observations and fears in verse."

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Ways of Finding Happiness in Challenging Times

Article explains that coping is finding ways to feel happy. Tips for finding happiness include feeling grateful and practicing positive thinking.

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Ways to Create a Memorial Away from the Cemetery

Ideas for individuals and communities to create private or public memorials. *Not COVID specific

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Webinar: Distance Funerals, Complicated Grief: Gathering to Grieve During COVID-19

A panel of experts from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds discusses what funerals and grief might look like during this global pandemic and beyond, moderated by Chaplain Zac Willette of Allay Care Services. Includes presentation slides. | 01:01:18

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We’re in a New Age of Black Grief

Article about how COVID-19 has brought up feelings of grief over past injustices as well as creating new ones.

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What Grief is Like

Graphic depicting how grief is over time.

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What is the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Immigrants and Their Children?

Outlines the losses of immigrant communities including financial, lifestyle, social, and more.

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What’s Your Grief Podcast: Is Grief Ever On Hold?

Discussion of how the pandemic may be causing some people to put their grief "on hold". | 00:33:25

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When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed Or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame And Anger

Article discussing the isolating experience of grieving someone who did not practice pandemic safety and the strain of grieving alongside people who deny the pandemic.

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When Someone Dies from Coronavirus: A Guide for Families and Carers

Illustrated booklet on what to do after someone dies from coronavirus.

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When Someone You Love Dies There is No Such Thing as Moving On

Video of a TED Talk given by Kelley Lynn. She discusses how instead of attempting to move on from grief we can make it a manageable part of our lives. | 00:17:00

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When You Can’t Be With A Dying Family Member

Advice for how families can cope with being unable to visit a dying family member.

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Where Do We Go? Black Communities Coping in the Midst of Crises

Discussion of the compounding effects of grief from police violence and coronavirus.

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Where’s the Grief?

Comedy podcast consisting of interviews with healthcare professionals and others who have experienced grief. | 01:15:40

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Who is Lonely in Lockdown? Cross-Cohort Analyses of Predictors of Loneliness Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Large scale UK study identifying risk factors for loneliness during the pandemic.

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Who Knew | A COVID-19 Spoken Word Poem

Video spoken word poem about the changes that have resulted from pandemic guidelines. | 00:01:45

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Who Suffered Most After Deaths Due to COVID-19? Prevalence and Correlates of Prolonged Grief Disorder in COVID-19 Related Bereaved Adults

Survey research about the prevalence of prolonged grief disorder among the bereaved during Covid-19.

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Why Covid Makes Mother’s Day Extremely Hard for So Many of Us

Discussion of the difficulties of Mother's Day for those who have lost a mother to the pandemic.

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Why Grief Will Help Us Survive Coronavirus

Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist and the president of the American Medical Association, discusses why it's important to grieve lifestyle loss. | 00:02:42

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Why It’s So Important to Understand Grief During Coronavirus

Here, experts talk about why you might be feeling this way, the stages of grief, and how to process your emotions.

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Why I’m Still Grieving the Death of George Floyd

Blog post explaining how the black community is grieving racial injustice and those lost to police violence. *Not COVID-specific

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Why Many are Experiencing Collective and Anticipatory Grief Right Now

Description of collective grief and examples such as job loss. This article also gives suggestions for coping such as online therapy.

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You’re Not “Going Crazy,” You Are Grieving.

This article discusses how responses to the pandemic, such as being easily annoyed or struggling to finish tasks, are actually indicators of grief.

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‘It Broke My Heart’: ER doctor Aims to Fight Loneliness ‘Epidemic’ Amid COVID-19

Narrative of a doctor working in the ER and witnessing patients die in isolation.

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‘We Must Risk Delight’: Poetry May Not Cure Us of the Coronavirus, but it Will Heal Us

A blog post about the importance of poetry on healing.

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“Christmas Poem” by Brazilian Poet Vinicius de Moraes

Analysis of the religious poem, "Christmas Poem", from 1946 and how it applies to modern day Covid. The poem is uplifting and hopeful.

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“Growing Old is not for the Weak of Heart”: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Muslim Immigrant Older Adults in Canada

Discussion of the impact of loneliness on older Muslim immigrants in Canada.

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“I Used to Know” — A Dance Piece by Julie Tomaino Based on a Poem by Ronna Bloom

Video of a dance number expressing feelings of grief during Covid-19. | 00:01:41