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How To Cope With Grief During A Pandemic

A man enjoyed the beach in San Diego on Thursday before Californians were tol...

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Above: A man enjoyed the beach in San Diego on Thursday before Californians were told to stay at home to interrupt the spread of the coronavirus.

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We are all touched at some level by loss in this COVID-19 pandemic — from the loss of our freedom to walk on the beach or connect with friends, to the loss of a job and an income or, more tragically, to the loss of a loved one.

Aired: April 23, 2020 | Transcript

We are all touched at some level by loss in this COVID-19 pandemic — from the loss of our freedom to walk on the beach or connect with friends, to the loss of a job and an income or, more tragically, to the loss of a loved one.

The restrictions put on us during the pandemic make the feelings of loss all the more difficult to cope with.

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Psychotherapist Megan Devine is an author and lecturer who has written about grief and how to help those dealing with grief. Her book is called “It’s OK, That You’re Not OK.” She joined Midday Edition on Thursday.

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