Carrying On: Tips for Helping the Bereaved in a Time of Uncertainty

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Valley News - Health
ARLINGTON, Va. – It’s a time of uncertainty for the nation as people face the threat posed by the coronavirus, and for those who are already struggling with grief, these troublesome times add more stress.At any given time, about 7.5% of the U.S. population, or 25 million people, are grieving a death that occurred under normal circumstances. The added weight of uncertainty and the threat of the coronavirus can add to the trauma and stress load carried by the bereaved.“We are being asked to keep a physical distance now between ourselves and others and this national emergency adds stress for those who are already grieving,” Bonnie Carroll, founder and president of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivor, said. “We need to build up each other and our community in new ways. W
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