VPR Header
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Coping With Grief And Sadness During The Holidays

A candle burns with holiday lights glowing in the background.
Davidson Luna
The holidays can be a difficult time for those experiencing loss or grief. We're talking about coping with difficult emotions during the holidays.

Amid holiday celebrations and conversations with loved ones that emphasize joy and togetherness, this time of year can be difficult for some who don't associate the holidays with happy times. It's especially hard for people struggling with loss or grief.

Dr. David Rettew, associate professor of psychiatry at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the UVM Medical Center, joins the program to talk about processing grief and how children and adults respond differently to these emotions.

And the Very Reverend Diane Nancekivell discusses a “gentle Christmas for the community" at Middlebury’s St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, a religious service designed for those whom “the Christmas Season may be difficult.”

Broadcast live on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Related Content