During the holidays, feelings of grief are experienced by many because the holidays are centered around family and those we love. The holidays can exacerbate the feelings of loneliness, grief, and depression, especially now when COVID-19 has taken so many of our loved ones. 36% of Americans don’t feel like celebrating the holidays this year due to feelings of grief and loss (Experience Camps/Harris Poll survey). Grief is a universal, understandable response to loss, but everyone processes this feeling drastically different. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Whether you are grieving, experiencing loneliness, or know someone who is grieving during the holiday season, read these additional resources.
Grief & the Holidays: Dealing with the Pain
Grief and Loss Throughout the Holiday Season
Dealing with Loneliness During the Holiday Season
9 Self-Care Tips for Anyone Spending the Holidays Alone
Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving
How to Help a Grieving Friend
American Counseling Association: Grief and Loss Resources
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