Grieving as a Society

  • Grieving as a Society

    Posted by Shannon Husk on April 19, 2020 at 10:47 am

    This world pandemic is having many of us grieve as a society. We may have lost a job, a loved one, your graduation or wedding got cancelled or put off, you are worried about losing a loved one(anticipatory grief), or are just deeply saddened by all the changes Covid-19 has created across the globe. I was thinking about Kubler Ross’s model of grief with its five stages and this really became clear to me that many of us could be going through some or all of these things. Of course, this is not a linear model(although it might be for some) but could show up for any of us at any time… or not at all. I have heard many people deny that this virus will hurt them or is even real, that it is a conspiracy(Denial stage). Others have said, if I do this but not this I will probably be okay(Bargaining stage). Some people are very angry at how Covid-19 has changed their routines and lives(Anger stage). Several clients are having feelings of depression and increased anxiety(Depression stage) while others accept that this is the new normal and are adjusting as time goes on(Acceptance stage). I would love your thoughts and ideas around this as I think it may better support our clients during Covid-19.

    Simone Maxwell replied 3 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Simone Maxwell

    January 5, 2024 at 5:28 pm

    Yes, in agreement – a very important topic, which needs much more compassionate attention, discussion, and care, I feel. Thank you for your awareness-raising post!