Faith, Grief, and COVID-19: A Conversation

Self, COVID-19 , Mental Health

Contributed by: Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

About the Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated grief in all of our lives. We have lost jobs, financial security, health, community connections, and the opportunity to gather and celebrate significant milestones such as graduations, weddings, births, and anniversaries. In addition, we are reminded daily of the lives lost to the virus.

These losses raise larger questions for us as Christians. How do we understand and process grief as people of faith? How can we support vulnerable and grieving members of our community while practicing physical distancing? Where can we find hope and joy in this season? This short series of films tackles these questions, inviting viewers to engage in a conversation about faith, grief, and COVID-19.


In this film, Sanctuary CEO Daniel Whitehead discusses the circumstances that inspired the creation of this resource, and introduces viewers to the panel of experts featured in the films. These individuals draw upon their knowledge and experience in the fields of counselling psychology, theology, and palliative care while addressing the unique challenges posed by the pandemic.

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