The Hospice Foundation of America, T.A.P.S., ADEC, The Funeral Service Foundation and The Center for Complicated Grief along with leading grief specialists, educators and doctors have joined together to write a letter to President Biden.
Grief researchers and therapists warn of a new pandemic that will be coming- ‘a pandemic of complicated grief’.
The authors of the letter are pleading with the President to create a nationwide COVID-19 related bereavement initiative to provide funding for grief research, training for professionals in complicated grief, public education about complicated bereavement and more.
It is a direct and thorough letter describing the complicated bereavement facing our nation.
I am encouraged when I read this letter and am hopeful our president, who is well acquainted with grief, will listen and move on some sort of initiative.
Read the full letter here