The full interview with bonus material:
In Northumberland, 25 people have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. That does not count the others who have passed away over the past two years. The grief they face is different in so many ways for those left behind. For some, they may not have been given access to be with loved ones at the end. For others, there may be unimaginable situations, barriers, and other hurdles that have made their experience unique, as well as challenging.
Grief Stories is a charitable organization giving people in mourning an opportunity to share their experiences with others. Participants can create videos, listen to podcasts or read blogs as a path towards healing the pain of loss.
It operates on a $20,000 annual budget with volunteers from various backgrounds and expertise.
With a grant from Northumberland United Way, Grief Stories launched a new program to help those dealing with loss during the pandemic. Lyss Warmland, a project manager with the organization, said this is a unique opportunity for those who have lost loved ones during COVID to share their perspective with others. She will talk about the organization and the new initiative.
Originally aired: Feb. 18, 2022