Marginalized communities are affected by loss in unique and painful ways. Here's how, plus some resources for coping.
"The world turns, and each morning brings you gifts of the life that continues," the first lady wrote in an emotional essay published in Oprah Daily.
"Four days is the average bereavement leave allotted for the death of a spouse or child. It’s now been more than 100 days and if I remember to shower, brush my teeth and eat food, it is a very good day."
These coping tips won't erase the loss the coronavirus has caused this past year, but they can help you navigate it.
You don't have to be mourning a loved one to need help coping. The coronavirus pandemic has led to all types of loss.
"Lying in bed crying isn’t going to change the fact that my family will never be the same again,” she said about her grieving process and pushing forward.
Remembrance tattoos can aid people dealing with loss in more ways than you might realize, according to mental health experts.
"If I don't make it I want you to know that I lived a happy … life with you and would never have traded it for all the riches in the world," Billy Loredo wrote.
Over 300,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the U.S. And as thousands more die each day, Americans have not had the chance to collectively mourn.
In an interview with HuffPost, Sheryl Sandberg gets real about grief and helping each other through the holidays and beyond.