• March 20, 2020 8:30 AM

Is it normal to be experiencing grief during this time?

Is it normal to be experiencing grief during this time?

Is it normal to be experiencing grief during this time? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Yes. Throughout life, we experience many instances of grief caused by situations, relationships, losses, or canceled plans – and the Covid-19 pandemic can create grief on a number of levels. The five stages of grief include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It is important to know that these stages are not linear and some people may not experience any of them. Others might only undergo one or two stages rather than all five.

For support during this challenging time, people can call the National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1 (800) 985-5990 Or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 Or TTY at 1 (800) 846-8517. Services available in English and Spanish.