Mental health professionals and school mental health personnel often do not receive intensive training on helping patients manage grief, loss, and bereavement, particularly grief related to situations seen during this pandemic. This series of fact sheets, developed by the MHTTC Network, is designed to help mental health professionals and school mental health personnel support patients, students, and families who may be experiencing grief at any time, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this sheet, we define grief and differentiate between normative or uncomplicated grief from prolonged or complicated grief.
Below, you can find the links to the other fact sheets in the series:
- Fact Sheet #2 - Responses to Grief Across the Lifespan: In this sheet, we discuss differences in grief reactions based on developmental level.
- Fact Sheet #3 - Preventive Strategies and Protective Factors: In this sheet, we discuss preventive strategies and protective resources for complicated grief.
- Fact Sheet #4 - Cultural Responsiveness: In this fact sheet, we describe differences in cultural expressions of grief.
- Fact Sheet #5 - Evidence-Based Treatments for Grief: In this sheet, we highlight evidence-based treatments for managing grief.