The Coronavirus Pandemic
Grieving and Mental Health

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: Grieving and Mental Health
Facebook Live Q&A with Christy Denckla, Research Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & GBH

Tuesday, March, 2, 2021

With half a million dead from COVID-19, how does the United States mourn its losses? The pandemic has necessitated changes to funeral ceremonies and other rituals to honor deceased loved ones, while deaths from the pandemic continue. What does it mean to grieve — both as individuals and as a society– during this pandemic? And how do we bolster ourselves to cope with the scope of the loss now and in the future?

If you or a family member need assistance with a mental health or substance abuse problem, you can call:

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-4357
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255

You can also learn more about an online forum about mental health and COVID-19 at Harvard Chan. 

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Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & GBH

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