Many in our community may be experiencing loss at this time. The realities of needing to physically distance from one another have changed the way we all grieve and mourn. What has not changed is our need to reach out to, connect with, and support each other.
The following resources provide some guidance for those who are grieving, as well as those who want to offer support. Please know that you can reach a counselor 24/7 at (216) 368-5872.
Benefits-eligible faculty or staff members should contact IMPACT Solutions at 1.800.227.6007. IMPACT Solutions is a confidential and free counseling and referral program for benefits-eligible employees. To learn more, visit the CWRU Human Resources website.
Speaking of grief: Tips for grievers, friends and family on talking about loss
7 ways to practice emotional first aid
The Journey Through Grief: The Six Needs of Mourning
Podcast: David Kessler and Brene Brown on Grief and Finding Meaning, 3/31/20
Resources Specific to COVID-19 Pandemic
How to Express Sympathy & Grief While Social Distancing
How to Cope with Bereavement During the Pandemic
That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief
Grieving the Losses of Coronavirus
Facebook Support Group by grief expert David Kessler
Cornerstone of Hope (offering virtual services)
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Support Groups (groups postponed at this time, in hospital support available)
General Grief Website (can create a virtual memorial, receive online support, and access several resources)