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“In the Same Storm, but Not on the Same Boat”: Children Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article provides information on how children grieve differently than adults.

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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

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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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“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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‘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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‘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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‘A Silent Epidemic of Grief’: A Survey of Bereavement Care Provision in the UK and Ireland During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Results of a UK survey that identified percentages of people grieving, experiencing complex grief, and other factors.

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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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You Can’t Give From Empty – Grief Professionals & COVID-19 with Megan Devine

Dougy Centre podcast about how grief workers can support themselves while struggling to support so many others during COVID-19. | 00:33:20

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Writing Into and Out of My Long-Distanced Grief

Creative passage about the experience of grief during the pandemic.

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WorkWell Podcast Series: Special COVID-19 Edition Episode 5: Grief and loss – Supporting Each Other Through Tough Times

This podcast episode discusses coping strategies we can use to support ourselves as well as strategies we can use to support others. | 00:06:55

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Working With Grieving Immigrant Youth

Presentation on the best practices for supporting immigrant youth who are experiencing grief. | 01:19:36

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Worden’s Task-Based Approach for Supporting People Bereaved by COVID-19

6-step approach to supporting someone in overcoming grief.

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Witnesses and Victims Both: Healthcare Workers and Grief in the Time of COVID-19

Overview of how healthcare workers are experiencing grief during the pandemic and a call for more established supports for workers.

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Will There be a Monument to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Article explores memorials to past disease outbreak victims and the possibilities of creating a memorial for those lost to coronavirus.

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Why We Need COVID Memorials Now — and for the Future

The importance of memorials for making sure that people don't hide their grief.

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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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When Your World is Already Upside Down: Supporting Children and Grieving Teens During the Covid-19 Global Health Crisis

Dougy Centre booklet with helpful tips for supporting children and teens like doing family self-care and focusing on sensations in the body.

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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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When Their World is Already Upside Down- Supporting Grieving Children and Teens in Foster CareDuring the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis

Booklet of the unique challenges of children and youth who are experiencing loss while living in foster care and the compounding effects of COVID-19 on this loss.

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When Supporting Someone Who is Suffering – Look for Themes

Info sheet listing the primary themes that appear in stories of suffering and how these can aid us in supporting each other through a spiritual lens.

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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 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 Grief and Crises Intersect: Perspectives of a Black Physician in the Time of Two Pandemics

Article discusses the pain of the disproportionate numbers of black patients experiencing COVID-19 and provides advice for those looking to support community members.

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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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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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What’s Your Grief: What We Do

This is a website with tons of resources, including creative ways for people to share their grief including through recipes, art, photography, and creative writing. It has tons of blog posts about grief coping strategies and experiences.

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What Should Britain’s Memorial to the Covid Pandemic Look Like?

Conversation about how monuments can capture the enormity of COVID-19 with connections to memorials built after WW2.

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What Not to Say

This article outlines what school employees should avoid saying to children and youth when comforting them through grieving.

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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 Grief is Like

Graphic depicting how grief is over time.

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What Grief Feels Like During COVID-19

Discussion of the difference between sadness and grief, moving beyond loss, and making loss meaningful.

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What Are Grief, Loss, And Bereavement?

Overview of grief and evidence-based practice strategies.

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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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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 Were Here

Discussion of how a memorial is important for grief as well as demanding accountability and preserving our experiences.

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Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving

This article covers the dos and don'ts of supporting friends through grief such as not asking "how are you?" and naming names.

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Ways to Support Grieving Students During a Pandemic

Brief overview of the ways grief is affecting students at school and a connection to diagnosis of ambiguous loss. Aimed toward educators.

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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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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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War Poems of the Pandemic

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

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Voices from the Field 16 – Supporting Grief, Mourning and Mental Health During COVID-19

In this episode, Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos discusses everyday foundations of Indigenous peoples’ mental health, well-being and healing, both broadly as well as specific to the current pandemic. | 00:09:47

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Using Art for Healing- 7 Ways Healing Artwork Can Help You

This article explores how to use art to cope with grief. Advice can be followed individually or strategies can be used by healthcare workers.

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Understanding and Supporting the Complexity of Grief in our COVID-Shaped World

Recorded webinar of various academics talking about the complexity of grief during Covid-19, implications for professional practice *requires you to enter name and email to access. | 01:09:41

Trapped at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Here’s How Parents Can Get Through Challenging Moments

This article addresses how parents can support themselves as well as their children through grief, loneliness, and lifestyle loss.

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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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Tips for Healthcare Workers: How to Get Better Sleep During COVID-19

This article gives tips to healthcare providers on how to sleep better while coping with pandemic stress.

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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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Through the Lenses of Grief

A conversation about grieving children, teens, and families in the emotional climate of the coronavirus. | 01:00:47

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Three Ontario Knitters Work on a COVID-19 Memorial Blanket to Honour the Lives Lost from the Virus

Knitters memorializing pandemic victims through making a blanket.

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Thoughts About Grief

Blog post about a person’s loss of loved ones and how they learned to live with grief.

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This Too Shall Pass: Planning and Adapting for the Next Way of Grief Service Delivery

This webinar focuses on things to keep in mind when deciding how to reopen youth services, financial considerations, and what modified services will look like. | 00:59:36

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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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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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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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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 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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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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The Virulence of Grief in the Pandemic: Bereavement Overload During COVID

Discussion of Bereavement Overload (individuals' reactions to losses transpiring in a quick succession, without the time and opportunity for coping) and the role of palliative care workers

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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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The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: The Coronavirus and Me

This children's book about the pandemic addresses how children can make the most of isolation. It also provides therapeutic exercises to support children in finding happiness.

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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 Right Distance

Visual art series about feeling isolated in quarantine.

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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 Public Monument and Public Poetry

Discussion of how integrating poetry into public monuments can create a more intimate and meaningful connection with the bereaved. *Not COVID specific

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The Pandemic Is Raging. Here’s How to Support Your Grieving Students

Article for educators about the importance of focusing on building relationships with students who may be grieving.

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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 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 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 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 Interaction of Trauma and Grief in the Age of a Pandemic: The Role of Bereavement Programs in Promoting Child and Family Resilience

Suggestions for adapting services based on what is known about risk factors, post disaster pathways for mental health, and best practices for coping will be presented. | 00:56:57

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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 Efficacy of a Group Visual Art Bereavement Intervention with Older Adults

Dissertation studying art therapy with seniors who are bereaved. *Not COVID specific

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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 Death Toll

Narrative of a woman reflecting on the coronavirus death toll.

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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 Covid 19 Pandemic will be Outlasted By The Grief Pandemic and Nobody is Prepared for It

This article discusses how we as a society are unprepared to properly support each other through grief, and what to say to someone who is grieving.

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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 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 Cape Ann Museum COVID-19 Memorial

Examples of memorials to COVID-19 including art and quilts.

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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 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 “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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That Uncomfortable Coronavirus Feeling: It Could Be Grief

This article outlines that people experience grief for lifestyle loss.

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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 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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Ten Tips for Helping Others Grieve

Includes tips such as acknowledging loss and not minimizing pain.

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Talking With Children

Practical suggestions for how school professionals can initiate conversations with students who have recently experienced the death of a close family member or friend.

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Talking End of Life with People with Intellectual Disability

Video module outlining recommendations for talking about death with people with intellectual disability. | 00:02:54

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Symptoms of Grief & Loss

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

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Supporting Your Child Through Back to School Covid Anxiety

Tips for supporting youth such as listening to and validating their feelings, reassuring them, celebrating small victories, and remembering to take care of yourself as well.

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Supporting the Grieving Child and Family

Article directed at pediatricians about how to support grieving families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. This paper also gives advice on how to talk to children about grief and death.

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Supporting Staff with Grief: A Guide for Leaders

Booklet outlining how healthcare employers can support their staff in working through grief.

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Supporting Someone with an Intellectual Disability Through Grief

People with an intellectual disability can be the ‘forgotten mourners’ during a time of bereavement and great sadness. Recommendations such as ensuring they are included in community grief activities.

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Supporting People with Disabilities Coping with Grief and Loss

Booklet provides an overview of the grief process, highlights the range of needs of people with disabilities who may be grieving, and provides effective strategies for supporting people with disabilities in dealing with grief and loss.

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Supporting Grieving Students in this Time of COVID-19

Booklet for educators on supporting grieving children at school including signs that a student may be grieving and tips for supporting them.

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Supporting Grieving Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Overview of the issues grieving students may be facing and a reminder that grief happens in the classroom, even outside of COVID-19. Booklet makes recommendations for how to address grief such as reviewing policy and planning self-care.

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Supporting Grieving Students During a Pandemic

Overview of the common signs of grief in youth.

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Supporting Grieving Students During a Pandemic

Page to download an in-depth resource on how educators can support grieving students in the classroom.

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Supporting Clinicians during Covid-19 and Beyond — Learning from Past Failures and Envisioning New Strategies

Analysis of how institutions, such as hospitals, can provide better support for clinicians during the pandemic. Recommendations include fostering peer support and reaching out to vulnerable employees.

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Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss During the Covid-19 Pandemic

This article outlines the different considerations support people should consider when addressing grief with children of different ages.

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Supporting Children & Teens When a Family Member is Dying in a Hospital or Care Facility

Dougy Centre booklet on supporting teens and children.

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Supporting Bereavement and Complicated Grief in Primary Care: A Realist Review

Article aimed at doctors and nurses, but applicable to all care professions. Literature review of 42 articles on bereavement care. Identification of most successful evidence-based practice approaches for bereavement care.

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Supporting a Child With Grief and Loss During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Article discusses how to support children in working through the powerful emotion of grief including reminding them that family is still there for them and acknowledging how difficult this is for them.

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Suicide

This module for educators discusses the importance of communicating openly with students about suicide.

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Strategies to Cope With the COVID-Related Deaths Among Family Members

This article is aimed at psychologists. It gives an overview of the ways that families have been coping with grief after loss.

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Storytelling and Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus

Article for frontline workers about the role poetry and literature can play in healing from coronavirus loss.

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Staying Well on the Front Lines

Info sheet with tips on how to do self-care as a healthcare worker during COVID such as allowing yourself to feel your feelings and setting realistic expectations.

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Spiritual Care

Booklet explores the influence of spirituality in service-users lives and how service providers can integrate spirituality into their practice, even if they are not spiritual themselves.

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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.

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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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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 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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Silent Suffering

Discussion of why public grief is important. *Must enter e-mail to read.

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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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Seniors Wellness in Challenging Times

Coping strategies for seniors struggling during COVID-19.

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Seniors Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones: Suggestions for Support

Suggestions for supporting older adults experiencing loss.

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Selfless Sacrifice or Failed by the State? Remembering Nurses who Have Died from Covid-19

Article discusses public monuments and mourning events for nurses who have died from COVID-19.

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Secondary & Cumulative Losses

Discusses how adults can support children and youth experiencing secondary loss, especially those living in violent communities.

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Scaling Up to Address Global Trauma, Loss, and Grief Associated with COVID-19

To combat a potential mental health catastrophe, we must make psychological services available to communities worldwide.

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Role of Grief and Bereavement in the Care of Health Care Providers and their Families During COVID19

Video module outlining the way grief affects caregivers and their families. | 00:58:24

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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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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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Resources To Support Grieving Children & Families – An Update From New York Life Foundation

Podcast interview with the VP from New York Life Foundation about the resources they have developed to support people during COVID and the disproportionate effect this pandemic has had on Black and Latinx communities. | 00:29:55

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Resources for Resilient Parenting: Practicing Family Care

Webinar about the principles of "family care" (the mutual support your family provides) and how to practice family care through COVID-19. | 00:09:05

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Resolving Child and Adolescent Traumatic Grief: Creative Techniques and Interventions

Addresses how children and youth can work through traumatic grief through different forms of art like creative writing, drawing, and ritualizing.

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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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Remembering COVID-19

This article outlines the dangers of forgetting COVID-19 and the likelihood that it will happen- explores strategies to ensure that losses are not forgotten.

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Regina Woman Who Lost Mother and Grandmother to COVID-19 Says Return to Normal Isn’t Possible

Story of a woman who lost family members to coronavirus and how it has affected her.

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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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Publications du Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux

French info sheet about bereavement in those with intellectual disabilities.

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Providing Support Over Time

Article outlines the roll school personnel play in connecting bereaved families to resources.

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Prolonged Grief Related to COVID-19 Deaths: Do We Have to Fear a Steep Rise in Traumatic and Disenfranchised Griefs?

Article encourages a holistic approach to healing and attention to fostering meaning-making practices.

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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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Professional Preparation

This module addresses the general lack of professional preparation in bereavement among school professionals and details the importance and value of providing training in this area.

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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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Press Release: A New Guide to Deathbed Etiquette for COVID-19

Advice for healthcare professionals trying to comfort patients dying from COVID-19 without physical touch.

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Preloss Grief in Family Members of COVID-19 Patients: Recommendations for Clinicians and Researchers

Recommendations for healthcare and front line line workers on supporting the family members of those who have died from COVID-19.

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Pre-Tramautic Stress Disorder’ Affecting Front-Line health Workers During COVID-19 crisis

Introduces the idea of Pre-TSD, which is traumatic stress related to the potential impact of COVID and the danger of infecting loved ones.

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

Six poems and images depicting lifestyle losses and stress.

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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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Physician Wellness

Infographic with recommendations about how physicians can cope with grief such as acknowledging shared loss and creating safe spaces.

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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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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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Peer Support

This resource addresses how teachers can create positive classroom environments and foster peer support for grieving students.

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Paying Tribute to Deceased School Community Members

Resource for school personnel on constructing memorials to deceased members of the school community as well as individual memorial activities. *Not COVID specific

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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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Pandemic Grief Scale: A Screening Tool for Dysfunctional Grief Due to a COVID-19 loss

This tool supports healthcare workers in identifying "dysfunctional 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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Our Smallest Warriors, Our Strongest Medicine

Children's book about an Indigenous family coping during coronavirus. Discusses death and lifestyle changes.

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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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Our Collective Grief & Covid-19

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

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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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Other Reactions (Pt. 2 to Guilt & Shame)

This module addresses some of the additional reactions that students may demonstrate after the death of a friend or family member, other than learning challenges, and guilt and shame, which were covered in other modules.

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Opinion: Covid-19 Has Shed Light on Another Pandemic of Depression, Anxiety, and Grief

Discussion of how depression, anxiety and grief are more prevalent than ever and suggestion for healthcare workers to screen their clients/patients and for peer support to be promoted.

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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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Online Memorial to COVID-19 Victims Going Live on January 30

An online memorial to people who have died from COVID-19 is being created.

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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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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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New York City Unveils First Memorial for Victims of Covid-19

New York's COVID-19 memorial.

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Necessary Scale

Art pieces and poetry that express pandemic grief.

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National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement Resources

Links to download materials that teachers can use when addressing grief in their classrooms.

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Moving Through Grief

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

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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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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 and Memory in the Age of COVID-19

"Although there have been significant grassroots efforts to memorialize the tremendous losses that the United States has sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no coordinated national commemoration, no single place or moment that has channeled public grief in a genuinely collective manner. While acknowledging the political dynamics at play, I also go beyond them to consider the challenges that COVID-19 poses for meaning-making: how it creates obstacles to both ritual and narrativization."

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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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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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Module 1: Grieving Before the Loss

In-depth module series about the experiences of healthcare/front line workers coping with anticipatory grief during the pandemic.

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Mitigating the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Workers: A Digital Learning Package

This extensive booklet goes over the common mental health impacts for frontline workers and learnings from others in the field.

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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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Mental Health During COVID-19: Signs Your Child May Need More Support

Outlines some ways parents can tell that their children are struggling during COVID-19.

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Memory and Counter-Memory

Article about German artist Horst Hoheisel and their work memorializing people of Jewish descent in Europe through "carv[ing] out an empty space in Berlin by which to recall a now-absent people". *Not COVID-specific

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Memorials to COVID-19 Must Hold Space for Grief and Accountability

Discussion of the importance of public memorials and COVID-specific considerations such as "socioeconomic and racial disparities in mortality and healthcare, deep-seated anti-Asian racism, and the economic toll on women and their labor, among other alarming revelations." Examples of memorials (art).

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Memorials in Robert Lowell’s Poetry: The Synthesis of the Public and the Private

Exploration of the work of Robert Lowell, a poet whose work appears on public monuments. *Not COVID specific

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Memorialization and COVID-19

"Communities across the world have begun recording COVID-19 narratives for future memorialization efforts and commemorating those who have perished from the virus through online memorials. It is time to pair their efforts with national ones. Here, the author explains how."

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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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Memorial Poems and the Poetics of Memorializing

Article discussing how poems have been integrated into war memorials and the impact of poetry on public/collective grief. *Not COVID specific

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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.

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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Managing Grief Through the Holidays and COVID-19 Pandemic

Advice for managing grief during the holidays at Covid-19 including direction on how to make a plan.

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Managing Grief Better: People With Intellectual Disabilities

It is imperative that all people, including those with learning disabilities, are able to access the supports given in their culture to understand death and loss. *Not COVID specific

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Managing Covid-19 Financial Stress

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

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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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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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Loss, Grief, & Bereavement Adapted for COVID-19

Presentation for nurses on how to support grieving families during covid. It breaks down how what service usually looks like with bereaved families and how COVID alters this. | 00:20:19

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Loss, Grief and Bereavement During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Support Students

Description of what grief looks like in classrooms, how to support all students, and how to specifically support students who are experiencing loss.

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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 and Grief in Real Time: The African American Experience with COVID-19

Webinar outlining the HEALING model of addressing grief, the unique experiences of the black community, and how to apply HEALING with this community.

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Loss and Grief During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Resource for Post-Secondary Institutions

This handbook outlines how post-secondary institutions can support students through grief.

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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 and Grief During the Covid 19 Pandemic

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

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Loss and Grief Amidst COVID-19: A Path to Adaptation and Resilience

This article for healthcare providers addresses the importance of tayloring approaches to each individual.

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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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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 Metis

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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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Lantern Parade to be Held in Milton Keynes in Remembrance of Hundreds Who Lost Their Lives to Covid

Information about a memorial that will be held for those lost to COVID-19.

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Kids Grief Q&A

Interview with Andrea Warnick, a children's grief expert, about supporting kids through grief. | 01:08:23

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Kids are Grieving Too

Tips for speaking to children about loss.

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Kid’s Grief

This website has a lot of different resources for supporting children covering everything from talking about grief to moving on from loss.

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Julia Samuel on Changing How We Think About Grief

Q&A with a grief expert about why it is so difficult to talk about grief.

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Judith Butler: Mourning Is a Political Act Amid the Pandemic and Its Disparities

Judith Butler shares thoughts on the political aspects of mourning.

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Joe Primo on Supporting Grieving Children

Q&A with child grief expert about how to support children through grief.

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Joe Biden and Stephen Colbert Talk About Nations “Profound” Unaddressed Grief from Covid-19

Interview between Stephen Colbert and Joe Biden about the overwhelming grief in the USA during COVID-19.

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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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It’s Complicated—Adolescent Grief in the Time of Covid-19

Background information about prevalence of grief and complex grief in adolescents due to COVID-19. Addresses topics such as the context of adolescent grief, stigmatization of grief, loneliness, and individualism.

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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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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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Is Death the Only Loss We Grieve?

Article discusses the different types of grief that people can experience, which are not limited to death.

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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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Interview with James E. Young

Interview with James E. Young, a memory/memorial expert. *Not COVID specific

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Indigenous Perspectives on Death and Dying

Booklet outlining Indigenous perspectives on death and dying for end of life care providers.

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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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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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Impact on Learning

This module addresses the challenges students might be facing academically while experiencing Covid-related grief. It gives information on how educators can support these students in maintaining their academic record.

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Impact on Learning

Module for educators on how to provide proactive supports and modifications in academic and homework expectations to help grieving students.

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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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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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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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How Will We Remember This? A COVID Memorial Will Have to Commemorate Shame and Failure as Well as Grief and Bravery.

Article discusses how memorials of COVID-19 need to account for the political context in which the pandemic occurred.

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How Will the Future Remember COVID-19?

Article includes three visions for COVID-19 memorials through art and monuments.

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How to Talk to Someone with an Intellectual Disability About Death, Even if you Aren’t Sure You Should

Covers myths about people with intellectual disability and strategies for discussing death with these populations.

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How to Support Someone Who’s Lost a Loved One During COVID-19

Advice on supporting someone through grief along with resources of support.

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How to Support Someone Who is Grieving

Infographic with advice on how to support someone who is grieving including examples of things you should not say.

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How to Process Grief Through Art

Stories of different artists and how they used art to cope with loss in their lives. Some stories are of healthcare workers supporting service-users, others of community members supporting themselves.

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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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How to Grieve and Support Others During a Pandemic

Experts on grief share the best ways to support others while physically distancing.

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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 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 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 During A Pandemic

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

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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 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 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 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 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 the Death of a Spouse Can Affect the Elderly

Outlines the unique aspects of losing a spouse for seniors. *Not COVID specific

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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 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 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 Parents Can Support Their Child Through COVID-19 Losses

A child psychologist outlines how grief is experienced differently for children and how to discuss this topic with young kids who may struggle to understand the concept.

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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 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 Educators Can Support Students Coping with COVID-19-Related Grief

Tips for educators supporting grieving students and attending to the fact that grief is present in the classroom.

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How Do You Mourn a Pandemic? See How Artists Around the World Are Building Monuments to Those Who Died of COVID-19

"As the world continues to battle the spread of disease, artists and architects are helping memorialize those we lost."

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How Do You Help a Grieving Friend?

Animated video discussing why trying to cheer people up is not as effective as sitting with them in grief. Helpful resource for youths and adults. | 00:03:59

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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 Do We Address Black Grief, Compounded by Centuries of Racism, Loss and Trauma?

Article contextualizes the grief the black community experiences during COVID-19 within a larger pattern of historical loss with considerations for those supporting community members.

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

Provides insight on what bereaved relatives have found helpful in making their funeral practices meaningful.

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

Community ideas for reducing loneliness among the homeless population.

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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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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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Helping Teens Manage COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges

Handout outlining the common challenges youth are experiencing during the pandemic and giving advice on how to support them through it.

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Helping Students Through a Period of Grief

Article offers advice on supporting younger and older students through grief and expressing their emotions.

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Helping Schools Become Better Prepared to Meet the Needs of Grieving Students

This podcast episode outlines how educators can prepare for the grief their students will be experiencing when classes resume in-person. | 01:30:11

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Helping Professionals Supporting Grieving Childen And Families

This video is an informative workshop for anyone working with children who have experienced a death of a loved one. An LCSW shares hands-on ideas and activities to support children as they process their feelings and find ways to remember their loved ones. *Not COVID specific | 00:33:07

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Helping Patients Cope with COVID-19 Grief

Article directed at healthcare providers discusses the meaning of ubiquitous grief, after death care, and different forms of grief.

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Helping During Social Distancing

Brief article about the importance of reaching out to friends and family members experiencing grief.

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Helping Children Process Grief & Loss During COVID-19

Details how to tell your child about death for the first time and how to support them in "moving forward".

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Helping Canada’s Seniors Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Outline of the symptoms of grief and ways to address these symptoms in seniors. *Not COVID specific

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Healthy Mourning In A Grief Pandemic Training Program

Offers Covid-specific training programs for hospice staff.

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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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Hardly Any 1918 Flu Memorials Exist. Will We Remember COVID-19 Differently?

Discussion of how past pandemics, specifically the 1918 flu, have been forgotten and how we can ensure that COVID-19 is not.

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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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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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Hamilton Remembers

A place for Hamiltonians (Canada) to share stories of their loved ones.

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Guilt & Shame

This module addresses the reactions of guilt and shame experienced by students after the death of a family member or friend and offers suggestions for school professionals on how to promote grieving students’ adjustment in this context.

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Guidance for Funerals and Bereavement during COVID-19

Information about funeral guidelines in Ontario.

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GUEST POST: Supporting Grieving Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description of how children are experiencing grief during the pandemic and suggestions for how teachers can support them.

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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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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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Grieving Our Old Normal

Writers reflect on the grief of lifestyle loss.

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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 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 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 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 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 During COVID-19: How to Cope in Isolation

Article recommending connecting with others however you can.

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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 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 children through grief, and other topics.

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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

This resource provides a brief definition of grief as well as a list of coping strategies. It also discusses how to support a friend or loved one.

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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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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: Helping Older Adults With Grief

Ways to help older adults who are grieving.

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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, 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, 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, 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 White Paper Series

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

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Grief Triggers

This module goes over some of the grief triggers that may be present in school classrooms and how these triggers can be minimized by educators.

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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 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 Resources During Covid

Overview of a bunch of different aspects of grief including talking to children about grief during covid and attending funerals within lockdown guidelines.

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Grief Reactions Over the Life Span

Fact sheet outlining how different age groups respond to and process grief. *Not COVID specific

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Grief Out Loud

"We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with bereavement professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise!" | 00:32:23

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Grief Literacy Promotes Compassionate Care in Dentistry

Brief exploration of how "grief literacy" can support healthcare professionals in providing compassionate care in healthcare fields, such as dentistry.

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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 in the Time of COVID-19

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

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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.

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 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

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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 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.

Grief Fact Sheet #5: Evidence-Based Treatments for Grief

Link to download fact sheet about evidence-based treatments for grief.

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Grief Fact Sheet #4: Cultural Responsiveness

Link to download fact sheet about how grief is viewed and addressed in different cultures.

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Grief Fact Sheet #3: Preventive Strategies and Protective Factors

Link to download info sheet with information about how to prevent grief from becoming complex.

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Grief Fact Sheet #2: Responses to Grief Across the Lifespan

Link to download a fact sheet with information on how grief looks different at different ages and how this information can shape the way frontline workers practice with bereaved children and youth.

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Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations for Palliative Care Providers

Establishes impact of covid on grief and suggests frontline workers can counter this grief through communication, advance care planning, and self-care practices.

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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 during COVID-19: Supporting Our Colleagues to Return to Work and Thrive Following Loss

Article about the unique experience of supporting colleagues in returning to work after loss from COVID-19.

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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 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 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 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 and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Older Adults

Authors explore how grief affects older adults through the pandemic and make suggestions for mitigating prolonged grief disorder.

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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 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 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

Article outlines different types of grief and how to support yourself as well as any children in your life.

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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 Growth During COVID-19: Art & Writing Exercises for Teens

This resources directed at youth provides creative writing exercises for working through grief. | 00:43:33

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

Article about the unique attributes of COVID 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 COVID-19: Mourning What We Know, Who We Miss and the Way We Say Goodbye

This article explores experiences of children and young people’s death anxiety as a result of COVID-19, and the impact of the pandemic and death on staff working in care establishments, and how grief was reported in UK newspapers.  

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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 for Healthcare Providers: Staying Connected in a Time of Loss and Uncertainty

This video module series discusses the experiences of palliative care workers during COVID-19. It explains how workers can support themselves, their colleagues, and their patients. | 00:59:11

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Grief and COVID-19 for Healthcare Providers: Staying Connected in a Time of Loss and Uncertainty

This video module series discusses the experiences of palliative care workers during COVID-19. It explains how workers can support themselves, their colleagues, and their patients. | 00:59:11

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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 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 Bereavement Supports for Healthcare Workers

Module series covering a variety of topics like complex grief, planning virtual funerals, and spirituality.

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Grief and Bereavement During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Supporting Yourself and Others

Booklet with descriptions of what grief might look like, how to cope, and how to support others.

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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 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 & 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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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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Good Grief Podcast: Loving Life After Loss

This audio podcast goes over ways to start living your life again after a significant loss. | 00:56:10

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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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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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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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

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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Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic

Examples of public memorials created for coronavirus victims.

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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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Funerals in the Time of a Pandemic: A Toolkit for Children & Families

This resource goes in-depth into the importance of funerals in the grieving process, how families can enact funeral activities at home, and how to include kids in these activities. It gives practical advice for how to support children in understanding/coping with grief.

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Funerals and Memorial Services

BCCDC suggestions for hosting funerals with under 10 people.

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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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Funeral Attendance

This module provides practical advice on funeral attendance by children and implications for relevant school policies. 

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Frozen Grief at the Frontlines of the Pandemic

Rapid loss of patients and the need for them to continue performing their jobs is causing frontline healthcare workers to experience frozen grief.

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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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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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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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Floating the Waves of Grief

Booklet with descriptions of various diagnosable forms of grief and chapters addressing a number of populations including healthcare providers, family members, and individuals supporting themselves.

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Financial Guidance for Physicians During COVID-19

Info on how to get financial benefits during Covid for physicians.

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

Narratives of families experiencing grief.

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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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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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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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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 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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Elderly Face Grief and Loss Differently Than Do Others

Article about how the psychological context of grief is different for the elderly.

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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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Dying in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Contextual Considerations and Clinical Recommendations

Overview of unique considerations of Covid grief and how to support others in building resilience.

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Dream Builder Worksheet

This worksheet helps people work through the meanings of their dreams in relation to COVID grief.

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Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre

Videos with guided activities for children to work through grief. Activities are mostly art-centred and various wellness challenges.

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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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Do This Not That: How to Help a Grieving Friend

Infographic depicting suggestions for things to do and not do when supporting someone through grief.

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Disability Day of Mourning: Online Vigils Remember Those Killed by Caregivers

Discussion of how vigils, tributes, and memorials have been carried out online for the Disability Day of Mourning under pandemic restrictions.

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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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Defining Your Family Grief Values: Finding True North in a Chaotic World

Supports youth in defining their "grief values" and using these to manage grief. | 01:01:25

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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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Death and School Crisis

This module covers how educators can prepare for the potential deaths of members of their school's community.

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Death and Grieving in a Changing Landscape : Facing the Death of a Loved One and Experiencing Grief during COVID-19

Insight into the experiences of a palliative care chaplain and the challenges faced by those grieving from COVID-19.

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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 and Dying: Elderly Persons’ Experiences of Grief Over the Loss of Family Members

Descriptive study about the experiences of seniors grieving a loved one. Results show understandings of grief largely shaped by religion.

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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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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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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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Cultural Sensitivity

Explains how educators can navigate cultural differences in grieving practices while talking to students.

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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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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-19: Supporting Nurses’ Psychological and Mental Health

Article outlines the difficulties experienced by nurses on the front line and approaches that nurses can take to support themselves and each other.

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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: Losses Facing Children and Adolescents, Delivery of Services & Coping

Video podcast episode with grief experts discussing considerations for grief service delivery with youth. | 01:27:35

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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: Grief, Loss of the Assumptive World and Meaning-Making

Conversation with a grief researcher about our assumptions about life and death and how we can find meaning in loss. | 00:50:54

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COVID-19: Grief, Bereavement, and Death at a Distance: Perspectives on The Impact to the Community

Interviews with professionals in various positions such as academics and frontline workers about the challenges they are facing personally and professionally due to COVID-19. | 01:10:09

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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: 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: Equity-Informed Palliative Care & Social Disadvantage Infographic

Provides considerations for healthcare providers about the increased risks for socially-disadvantaged groups and processes for working with this population.

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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: Best Practices in Grief and Bereavement Tele-therapy

Thid video podcast episode covers the best practices for frontline workers providing tele-therapy. | 01:06:49

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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: 15 Poems from Children in 15 countries

Poems addressing lifestyle loss and grief written by children.

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COVID-19 Toolkit

Includes downloadable links for resource booklets on palliative care with Covid-19 patients, Indigenous people, and others.

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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 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 Pandemic Resources

Resources from the LA children's hospital for educators, including scripts for what to say on the first day back and tips for creating a supportive environment.

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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 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 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 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 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 Benefits and Services

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

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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 and the Importance of Grief Leadership

Experts discuss the concept of "grief leadership" and the importance of grief leaders in global crisis. | 01:05:14

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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 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 Grief : A Chaplain’s Reflection on the Experience of Supporting Bereaved Parents and Widows in Lockdown

Reflections of a chaplain supporting youth through grief during COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and Disenfranchised Grief

Connection of grief to feelings of disenfranchisement. Article then makes suggestions for clinical practice.

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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 Complicated Grief

Conversation with Dr. Katherine Shear about how coronavirus is producing complex grief. | 00:39:45

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COVID-19 and Bereavement: Here’s How Employers Can Help

Tips for employers on supporting employees experiencing grief including having clear bereavement leave policies and checking in on their wellbeing.

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COVID-19 and Artful Grief

This video podcast episode discusses art therapy for grief, why it is important and how how practitioners are practicing it virtually. | 01:00:52

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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 Memorials are Needed Now and for the Future

Explanation of how public memorials remind people that deaths mean something and how they can help our communities heal.

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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 19 Wellness Resources

Article describes grief and reminds readers to make sure their basic needs are met and practice self-care.

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COVID 19 Report

Statistics from CMHA on mental health during Covid.

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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 (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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Cora and the Corona

A story for children about moving through the stress of quarantine.

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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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Coping with the Fear of COVID 19 Infection: The C.H.I.L.D. Model for Dealing with Fears, Grief and Trauma

Overview of the C.H.I.L.D model of supporting children through grief.

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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 Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak

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

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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 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 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 & Grief

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

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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 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 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 During the Pandemic

An infograph for firefighters about covid grief, covering topics such as facing grief and how pandemic grief is different.

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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 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 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 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 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 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-19

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

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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 Change and Loss

Link to download a workbook that families can use to process their grief together.

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Cope for the Best

Visual art series about living in isolation.

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Coordinating Services & Supporting Transitions

Module addressing how educators should remain in contact with grieving students' families and tips on how to properly make and maintain this contact.

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Coordinating Services & Supporting Transitions

This module addresses coordination of communication and services among all adults supporting a grieving student and how to ensure this coordination continues when children transition to a new grade or school.

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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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Considering Grief in Mental Health Outcomes of COVID-19

Article connects Covid-19 to types of grief such as complicated and anticipatory.

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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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Connecting With Families

Outlines how educators can facilitate communication with families of bereaved students.

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Concepts of Death

This article provides educators information on how to discuss death with young students.

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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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Complicated Grief Following a Death in the ICU: New Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

This educational webinar for healthcare providers addressing the definition of complex grief and the challenges of being unable to visit loved ones. | 00:57:40

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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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Commemoration and Memorialization

Specific guidance is provided to educators on spontaneous memorials and the role of social media. It stresses the importance of involving students in memorial activities.

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Clinical Considerations Around Perinatal Loss

This video podcast outlines the unique challenges of those experiencing perinatal loss during Covid-19 and considerations for healthcare providers. | 00:37:58

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Children & Funerals in a Global Pandemic

Video module on how to make funerals meaningful for children during COVID. | 00:57:26

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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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Case Study: Using Art Therapy for a Client Who is Grieving

This article discusses how art can be healing and gives a list of suggested art therapy exercises for adults.

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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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Care for Caregiver: How to Handle Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

Tips for coping such as plan moments of joy, self-care, and connecting with co-workers.

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Canadians Report Worse Mental Health Than Before Covid

Explanation of declining mental health across Canada.

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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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Canadian Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Collection of Canadian art that addresses grief and social distancing.

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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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Can the Arts Help Stop COVID-19

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

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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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Building Resilience in Children During a Pandemic

Webinar about how to support your child in developing resilience and moving through grief. | 00:44:42

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Breathing Zone

Visual art about shared space and social distancing.

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Brazil’s Infinity Memorial commemorates COVID-19 victims

Brazil has constructed a monument to those lost to COVID-19.

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Boy’s Heartfelt Poem: ‘COVID be Gone in the Depths of Dawn’

Video of poem from a 10 year old boy about the bravery of front-line workers. | 00:00:58

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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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Books for Grieving Children

Book suggestions for grieving children based on child age and relationship to the deceased. Books must be purchased. *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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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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Big Emotions In Grief – Jenny Delacruz, LPC

Interview with Jenny Delacruz, LPC, about how families (children and adults) can cope with the overwhelming emotions caused by grief. | 00:25:50

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Bereavement Support on the Frontline of COVID-19: Recommendations for Hospital Clinicians

Article discussing elements of covid that lead to higher risk of complex grief and how professionals can try to mitigate these factors.

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Bereavement Leave

Information on bereavement leave in Ontario.

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Bereavement in Times of COVID-19: A Review and Theoretical Framework

Literature review of 44 articles addressing bereavement and COVID-19. Article also demonstrates application of the Dual Process Model to bereavement care.

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Bereavement in the Time of Coronavirus: Unprecedented Challenges Demand Novel Interventions

Discusses how COVID enhances tragedy. Calls for National efforts to minimize grief impact by investing in virtual funeral services and phone programs for elderly bereaved to seek support. Info may be relevant to healthcare providers and frontline workers.

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Bereavement In The Lives Of People With Intellectual Disabilities

When someone with an intellectual disability loses a parent through death, this is not just the loss of someone they loved, but also the loss of someone who is likely to be the most familiar with their needs, their likes and dislikes, and with whom they shared a trusting relationship.

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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 Care in the Wake of COVID-19: Offering Condolences and Referrals

Article offers suggestions for clinicians in working with bereaved families. It focuses on the importance of using compassionate communication, how to assess risk, and when to refer.

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Being There: What to Say and Do in the Aftermath of Loss

Advice on how to support those close to us when they experience grief such as sticking around past the initial wave of support.

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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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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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Back To School With Grief & The COVID-19 Pandemic – A Tip Sheet

Podcast episode outlining the Dougy Centre's tip sheet for going back to school during COVID-19. | 00:17:00

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Ascending Towards the Heavens

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

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As London Honors Covid-19 Victims and Key Workers with a Blossom Garden, Experts Consider the Power of Memorials

Discussion of the London memorial garden for victims of COVID-19 and the artists who created it.

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As COVID-19 Restrictions Lift, Grief Literacy can Help Us Support Those Around Us

Article discussing the "tsunami of grief" and how grief literacy can help us support one another.

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As Covid Deaths Rise, Lingering Grief Gets a New Name

Discussion of the addition of Prolonged Grief Disorder to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which outlines all mental disorders

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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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Are Grieving and Mourning the Same?

This article outlines the subtle differences between grief and mourning.

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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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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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Alternative Mourning Rituals Offer Comfort And Closure During An Outbreak

Narrative of a family's alternative mourning ritual.

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Alone and Apart: Canadians are Feeling Lonelier Than Ever

Discussion of how loneliness is affecting Canadians.

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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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After a Death: Plan a Funeral or Memorial

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

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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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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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ADEC in Conversation: Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

Grief experts discuss how healthcare providers and frontline workers can practice mindfulness with their patients/clients to cope with coronavirus uncertainty. | 00:45:23

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Addressing the Cultural, Spiritual and Religious Perspectives of Palliative Care

A an article outlining Living My Culture, an online resource available to support people grieving in their own language and culture. Describes how frontline workers can use this resource. *Not COVID specific

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Addressing Grief: Tips for Teachers and Administrators

Tip sheet of ways educators can support students through grief.

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Addressing Grief and Loss as a Teacher

Article covers some basics of what educators need to know to support students who are grieving.

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Addressing Grief

Brief facts and tips about how children of different ages respond to grief.

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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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Acompaniment in Grief. Times of Coronavirus

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

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A Time to Mourn: Grieving Differently During the Pandemic

Discusses the tensions families are feeling in lockdown and how to support children through 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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A Phone-Based Early Psychological Intervention for Supporting Bereaved Families in the Time of COVID-19

Description of phone- based psychology intervention with bereaved families at an Italian hospital. Article also discusses strengths, weakensses, and challenges of their approach and makes suggestions for clinicians developing/implementing similar approaches.

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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 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 Hidden Pandemic: Grief in the African American Community

Video and article investigating how the black community is more severely affected by COVID. | 00:05:10

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A Hidden Pandemic of COVID-19

Article explores the approaches of psychologists in supporting children who have lost caregivers to coronavirus

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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 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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64 Quotes About Grief, Coping and Life After Loss

List of quotes about grief and coping.

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6 Ways to Help Loved Ones Grieving Deaths During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Description of 6 ways to support loved ones through grief such as plan a funeral, share happy memories, and avoid burdensome requests.

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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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54 Ways to Say What You’re Feeling

List of emotion words.

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5 Ways to Help Seniors Deal with the Loss of a Spouse

Recommendations include remembering that grief takes place over time and recognizing triggers. *Not COVID-specific

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5 Ways to Help Seniors Cope With Grief and Loss

Tips for helping seniors cope with loss. *Not COVID specific

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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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10 Ways You Can Support Someone Grieving During The Coronavirus Crisis

List of ways to support those close to you experiencing grief including validating their feelings and reaching out regularly.

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10 Tips for Loving Someone in an Overrun ICU During COVID

This empathetic advice from someone who has been there covers way to support your loved one while they are in the ICU during lockdown.

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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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‘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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‘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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‘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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‘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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#GriefLiteracy: Join the Movement

Video about Grief Literacy, which refers to a person's knowledge about and ability to respond to grief. Speakers advocate for increasing grief literacy. | 01:36:00

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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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“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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“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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“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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“Get Over It…???”

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