Grieving in the Wake of Covid

If restrictions are lifting, why do i still feel so bad?

Grieving in the wake of covid

In Ontario, many of the restrictions around covid-19 are beginning to lift. This has brought a sense of hope and rekindled excitement about the possibilities of moving toward a new ‘normal’.

At the same time, however, you may be noticing that you are struggling with lingering feelings of depression, fatigue, worry or fear. “It doesn’t make sense”, you tell yourself. “I should be happy. We are getting through this. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.” But the last 2 years of lockdowns, quarantine, isolation, and constant change have brought many new realities and complexities to life.

The results of both sickness and covid restrictions have left people dealing with many new realities. These may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Job loss
  • Intense loneliness
  • Financial instability
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Missed occasions or experiences
  • Social anxiety around groups of people
  • Concerns about you or your loved ones getting sick
  • Polarizing views and division in your social and family circles

Every time we experience loss, we must grieve. Often, it is only possible to grieve fully in the wake of an event or circumstance. Many times we do not even realize our losses until after-the-fact. As a result, the grief over losses that we have experienced in the last two years may just be hitting many of us now.

It is for this reason that we want to encourage you to not just bury your grief or try to rationalize your feelings while we look forward to times with fewer restrictions.

Our therapists are trained in attachment based, emotionally focused grief therapies. We are here to create the safe place you need to process your losses, fears, anxieties, or relational challenges without fear of judgement. And when you are ready, we can support you as you consider how to rebuild your life in a meaningful and fulfilled way.

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Our services are available in-person, online and by phone. You can call today to speak to one of our intake administrators Monday – Friday from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM to set up your session.

Call 519-886-8577 or our toll-free phone number: 1-888-926-0519. Fill out the form below or, if you prefer, you can email us at

Please be advised that weekend and holiday inquiries will be addressed on the following business day and that the appointment scheduling will be dependent on therapist availability and the time of the call.


  • If you are in crisis where you are either suicidal or have safety centered issues, we strongly encourage you to contact your nearest hospital or crisis center.
  • New Life Charity provides financial assistance to qualifying clients in need of therapy. Ask our Intake staff during your first call about the process.