Are We Ready for a Grief Crisis?
Assoc Prof Dr Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan, Licensed & Registered Counsellor
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Grief is something that many, if not all of us, would like to avoid, but likely have experienced or will experience at some point in our lives. But the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a surge of people all around the world grieving for the loss of their loved ones due to the pandemic. Worldwide, more than 3.5 million deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded, and here in Malaysia: more than 2,000 deaths and many fear this number will continue to climb. As we follow the daily number of people who have passed away because of COVID-19, it’s important for us to remember that behind every number is a human being, and that person leaves behind family and friends who grieve over their passing. Are we doing enough to help people understand what they’re feeling? Is there a grief crisis looming over us? We find out from Dr Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan, counsellor and lecturer in psychology.
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