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Covid-19 Health Series: Managing Uncertainty and Loss

Announcement written by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D. and Ashley Cuffia, MLS, Science Reference Section, ST&B Division.

A serene view of a mountain lake.

Rocky Mountain lake. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith. //www.loc.gov/item/2015633771/

The current COVID-19 pandemic has made the world more acutely aware of the impact of grief and loss on daily life. After one year, when many of us face continuing uncertainty about the future and wonder when things will become normal, we see multiple waves of the pandemic raging. Physical health, emotional well-being, economic security, social connections and spiritual life are all affected.

The Library of Congress is fortunate to have access to researchers and mental health experts who are willing to share their knowledge and cutting edge information in order to bring hope and promote health literacy among the public. As part of the Covid-19 health webinar series, the Library’s Health Services Division and Science, Technology & Business Division will be hosting a virtual event on “Uncertainty and Loss: The Impact of the Pandemic” on Tuesday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. (EDT). The event is open to Library employees and the public.

This 60-minute webinar will frame the pandemic as a grief experience, discuss grief responses and provide realistic strategies to sustain yourself in the face of grief and trauma exposure.

Registration is required and limited to 1,000 participants. Please use the following link to register: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_75W_IIr2R0SJzLnpft1c6Q.

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are asked to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

For more information or questions about this webinar please use our Ask –a- Librarian Service.

Please Mark your Calendars on May 13, 2021 for another event in the Library’s Covid-19 health webinar series. The May event will feature scientific studies on Covid-19 and the brain.

A recording of previous health events from our Covid-19 webinar series are available from the Library’s website and YouTube Channel:

For those interested in policy discussions related to Covid-19 see the Kluge Center’s recorded past events on the Library’s YouTube channel:

 

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