In addition to being as painful as ordinary grief, pandemic grief has its own peculiarities that should not be ignored. L’Appui spoke with Mélanie Vachon, professor in the Department of Psychology at UQAM and expert in pandemic grief.
Anyone who has travelled by plane knows that if anything happens, you are supposed to put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others. To be able to help someone else, you first have to make sure you help yourself.
If you are caring for someone with a mental illness, it is normal for you to have difficulty identifying your needs and roles. L’Appui discussed this with Mr. René Cloutier, executive director of Réseau Avant de Craquer.