Grief is a common human response to loss. If you have experienced grief during the pandemic, you are demonstrating a normal response to an abnormal situation!
For example, some of the most obvious losses include:
- Loss of people through physical death (both close to us and on a global scale)
- Loss of physical health (for those affected by COVID-19)
- Loss of safety
- Loss of work/livelihood
- Loss of social/physical connections and support
- Loss of major life events (like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries)
As an HCP, you’ve been exposed to many — and possibly all — of the above types of loss. Grief makes sense for you.
If you believe you are experiencing a form of grief, we encourage you to remember it’s both natural and normal, and that help is available.