Ambiguous Loss: Grieving in the Time of COVID-19, Followed by Live Q&A Session


About the Event: 

Life, as we knew it just a few weeks ago, has been completely turned upside down. That feeling you are feeling but can’t seem to describe in words may be grief. People are experiencing the loss of jobs, school, hugs, social connections, sports, graduations, weddings, funerals, it seems that every area of our life has been touched. We can’t even go to the grocery store without worry and stress. And if we were already grieving a loss, coping can be complicated. What do we do with this surreal feeling of disorientation? How do we recognize the signs and symptoms of grief and how do we cope? This webinar will give you an overview of what grief looks like at any time but especially during a time of ambiguous loss. We will talk about how to care for yourself and others in a time of uncertainty.


Key Learning Objectives:

  • To define ambiguous loss
  • To identify the signs and symptoms of grief
  • To understand the difference between grief and mourning
  • To identify ways of coping with grief
  • To know when and how to ask for support

Access presentation materials and recording after the event here.

The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is partnering with Forefront Suicide Prevention Center to bring you training and Q&A session with Charlene Ray on Ambiguous Loss: Grieving in the Time of COVID-19, Followed by Live Q&A Session.

This event is part of The Well-Being Series - Connections During COVID-19: Mental Wellness Webinars for Families and Educators. Click here to learn more about our series of webinars for kids, parents, and educators, focusing on mental wellness and suicide prevention.

About the Presenters:

Photo of Charlene RayCharlene Ray, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been in practice as a therapist, mentor, grief counselor, and workshop facilitator for 35 years. Charlene teaches mindfulness in the school, K-6, and facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for teachers. Charlene has led programs for school districts on various mental health topics and is a frequent speaker at Sno-Isle Library Issues that Matter events. She works for Forefront Suicide Prevention as a school coach and trainer.



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Starts: May 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Ends: May 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
May 25, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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