TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News)
That feeling that many people are collectively experiencing right now? It’s grief.
Some may be living through the loss of family, friends or colleagues who have died from the COVID-19 virus. Others have had losses that would be considered major life events, such as a job layoff. Many have lost recreation, social support and relationships.
Grief can be part of all of these types of losses, said Rev. Pam Lazor, chaplain in the spiritual care department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“Every time we have loss, we grieve,” Lazor said in a hospital news release. “We often don’t think of it that way, as grief tends to be more associated with death, dying, mourning or bereavement.”
Feeling anxious, sad, depressed, angry or lonely can all be signs you are experiencing grief, and everyone experiences it differently.
“There’s nothing predictable about grief,” Lazor