Ask an Expert: How to Process Loss during the Pandemic and Take Care of your Mental Health

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1) Offer a listening ear to people who are grieving.

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2) Maintaining a self-care routine can better your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

3) Knowing a loved one has entered their end-of-life stage is distressing. Don’t be afraid to lean on the resources around you for support.

4) There is no one “right” way to recover from the loss of a pet.

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5) Talking about our unique experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic will help us “mourn.”

6) Check in on the mental health of everyone in your life, including those who have been traditionally left out of mental health screenings.

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7) If you have had COVID-19, it is important to do your best to move forward.

8) Grief doesn’t always pertain to the physical loss of a loved one.

9) Be mindful and purposeful about the ways in which you use social media.

10) People may experience “post-traumatic growth” as more time passes from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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