Our own Patty DeJohn was featured on WKYC this week.
DeJohn’s advice for anyone struggling to grieve this holiday season or feeling alone is to let it all out. Do not bottle things up, as your sadness will only grow.
Here are three specific things you can do to cope:
1. Simplify things
If you are struggling, find things or people that do make you happy or bring you comfort, and focus on those things.
2. Write it out
DeJohn says journaling is a great tool for many. You can write out your feelings just to feel release, or revisit your thoughts later to reflect.
3. Remember, it’s all temporary
The pandemic won’t last forever. This is a temporary time of heavy grief, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
DeJohn also recommends seeing a therapist of life coach if needed. DeJohn offers sessions herself. You can learn more about her here.