Downtime Dialogue: Coping with Grief and Ambiguous Loss During this Exceptional Time

Linda Reddish Author
05/08/2020 Added
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This 20-minute video features Linda Reddish, Extension Educator discussing the concept of ambiguous loss. During the video, she will provide a broad overview of grief, and define mourning and bereavement. Then, mid-way through the video, she discusses Dr. Pauline Boss's theory of ambiguous loss and there is a short conversation between her and her son discussing their individual and collective experience of this loss as a family in response to the pandemic. The video closes with some suggested strategies if you are experiencing ambiguous loss. To learn more or healthy ways to cope with ambiguous loss please visit: or

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