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How to support a grieving friend

Ask the expert: How to support a grieving friend

Sometimes, we get curious about what has happened. You are there for your friend, and not to satisfy your curiousity. If your friend wants to share, let him and if he doesn't, just be present and respectful to the pain of his loss. In grieving, some people prefer to be doing things, stay with their emotions or both. Do what feels right for your friend. Restrain from saying things like "pain will heal all wound", "don't cry and just move on", "you should be crying", "he's in a better place". These are commonly said words as we don't know what else to say but these can sound dismissive of the loss.

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COVID-19 on Mental Health

Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching impact, uprooting lives all over the globe. Due to disrupted routines, social isolation, quarantine measures, health worries and the looming economic recession, there has been a rise in anxiety, depression, substance abuse and insomnia in the general population. It is likely that COVID-19 is here to stay, and the virus will continue to mutate. When the number of infections spike, some of us may choose to self-isolate. Here are four ways to combat COVID-19 blues as we settle into the new normal.

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