I’m not sure if it is because emotions are running high, but there seems to be higher incidents of loss during the holiday season. There is research reports that states You have more of a chance of dying during the holidays than at any other time of the year. There are many contributing factors to this phenomenon. However grief is not a limited to physical death. You could experience a loss from a job, relationship, divorce, home etc.
Regardless of the causes, coping with grief during the holidays can be especially difficult. When you have experienced a loss, grief can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to know where to turn. During the holidays, access to care can be limited.
Grief is a highly personalized experience. It does not look the same for everyone and finding what works to cope with grief is unique to the individual as well.