COPING WITH GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS
By Natalia Hernandez, Director of Market Development, VITAS Healthcare
Coping with the death of a loved one can be very difficult, especially during the holidays. Memories of good times and togetherness serve as reminders of our loss. Watching others enjoy time with their families and loved ones when we feel overwhelmed, lonely or sad can be very painful. Each day can be a reminder of how much our lives have been changed by the loss of our loved one.
Tips for Coping with Grief during the Holidays
The most important thing to remember is there is no right or wrong way to celebrate the holiday season after the death of a loved one. The best way to cope with that first holiday season is to plan ahead, get support from others, and take it easy.
VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of palliative and end-of-life care services. VITAS is committed to providing information, education and resources to help those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. VITAS provides targeted grief support for at least a year following the death of a patient it has served and is also committed to serving the community by hosting free bereavement support groups. For more information about VITAS or bereavement services, please visit www.VITAS.com or call (407) 875-0028.