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Mental Health

Navigating The Holidays While Grieving

The holidays are expected to be a season of joy, but annual traditions can highlight the absence of a loved one. This hour, we talk about grief.

We hear from Connecticut residents about how they approach the holidays after losing a family member, and we hear from a grief counselor, too. How should you respond to the people around you who are grieving?

And later: How do you talk to children about grief?

We want to hear from you. How do you deal with the holidays after losing a loved one? 


  • Christy Kovel - Middletown resident and Public Policy Director of the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter (@christykovel
  • Ada Rodriguez - West Hartford resident; licensed professional counselor with a private practice in Newington, CT
  • Barbara Giangreco - Licensed marriage and family therapist; she is site director for the Meriden Family Program at The Cove Center for Grieving Children; she also has a private practice in Wallingford


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