Grief and Bereavement

When dealing with loss and grief, it’s normal to experience a wide range of emotions – sometimes all at once. Grief is a natural response to a significant loss. Typical resources for grief and bereavement may seem less helpful than they usually are because the grief process might look different during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with restrictions placed by quarantine orders and social distancing, it’s helpful to stay connected to family and friends during times of grief and loss. Allow yourself time to grieve and find ways to express your grief, such as speaking with others, journaling, or writing a goodbye letter to the person you’ve lost. Look for ways to find meaning in someone’s passing, such as fundraising for a related cause or offering support to others in their name.

If you would like professional help with managing grief, please call us at 631-632-8657.

Additional COVID-19 specific resources for grief and bereavement include:

  • The Disaster Stress Hotline is available to discuss COVID-19 related stress and grief, through their website, or Call 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (Text “Hablanos” for Spanish).