Grief-Stricken, Triggered, And Overwhelmed? Psychologists Say Do These Two Things

  • 4 years ago
Data suggests that for every person who dies of COVID-19, they leave behind nine family members.
According to HuffPost, that means nearly 2 million people in the US theoretically have experienced the death of a close relative due to the disease.
It's easy to be triggered by the news, especially when COVID-19-positive President Donald Trump turns it into a campaign photo op.
If you're feeling overwhelmed with grief and frustration, mental health experts encourage taking action.
Grieve openly. Reach out to friends and family, and turn off the TV. Know that what you're feeling is natural and normal, and be kind to yourself.
If it helps, look for virtual support groups with people going through the same thing or reach out to a mental health professional.