Losing someone we care about is never easy and the grieving process is unique to everyone. But for many people, the Covid-19 pandemic is making things even harder.
Whilst we have all been gripped with stress, fear, and anxiety in the face of a global pandemic, many of those who are tragically losing their lives or loved ones to this disease are doing so in far from normal circumstances. Restrictions in access has meant family and friends can’t be together in the usual way during illness and in their final moments, which can be particularly difficult for those who have been left behind. This can prove all the more challenging in the knowledge that whilst this disease has shown to be so new and uncertain for so many of us, we may have our own unique fears about the deaths of those who have contracted coronavirus, as well as being mindful of the fear they may have faced whilst dying. Further, those losing someone during the pandemic may have been reminded of a previous loss, bringing up unprocessed feelings of grief.
With varying restrictions up and down the country since the start of the first lockdown, funerals have also proved difficult to attend and access. This can make the grieving process harder since we are cut off from a significant life event that could otherwise to be an opportunity to gather, mourn, and celebrate the loss of someone we hold close to our hearts.
At Psychology Sussex, we have experience and expertise in assisting individuals who have lost someone to Coronavirus. Our priority is helping you through this difficult time so do not hesitate to contact now to speak to one of our team about how it is Psychology Sussex may be able to help you.