The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on how we live and work, limiting our ability to interact with others and freely move about in the world. Tragically, it has also affected our ability to pay tribute to loved ones who have died, especially those who died at the height of the pandemic..
Honoring the Lives of Loved Ones and Others Who Died During the Pandemic
If you’re grieving the death of a loved one who died during the pandemic, either from COVID-19 or other causes, you may find your grief journey to be more complex than it would have been under more normal circumstances. Know that you are not alone. Isolation, ongoing uncertainty and not having had a traditional gathering to say goodbye to a loved one can complicate our grief and make it more difficult to begin to grieve.
In addition, as a nation and a world, many of us find ourselves collectively mourning everyone who has died during the pandemic. The magnitude and impact of our losses will be felt for years to come.
Whether you’re mourning the loss of someone you know or are moved by the sheer number of people who have died overall, one of the best ways to honor our grief is by remembering the lives of those who have died.