Grief of losing loved ones to Covid-19 could be like 9/11

An Irish grief expert has found similarities in the grief experienced by those who lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that experienced by people who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, writes Ian Craig for the South Wales Argus.

Paul Finnegan of Cruse Bereavement Care says that traumatic and complex grief can be caused by bereavement, the lack of in-person funerals, lockdown pressures and loneliness.

“This is going to be a situation like 9/11 where people are still traumatised by what happened that day…. We’re going to be dealing with trauma and mental health on a scale we have never comprehended before.”

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