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Coping with loss during the holidays

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Carol Zuniga, MS, LLP, CEO of Hegira Health, Inc.

November 2023

The holidays can be a stressful time and adding the grief of losing a loved can make the situation more difficult. Those grieving should not be afraid to reach out for help.

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If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and are wondering how you are going to manage the expectations, pace, and pressures of the holidays, you are not alone. Excitement, joy, anxiety, and dread are all within the range of emotions that can happen almost simultaneously during the holiday season. Add the stressor and emotional toll of coping with the loss of a loved one, you are among ‘more than a third of Americans not looking forward to the last six weeks of the year’ according to a 2022 article in Psychology Today.

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About the author

Carol Zuniga, MS, LLP, CEO of Hegira Health, Inc. is a licensed psychologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Hegira Health, Inc., is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services with clinic locations in Western Wayne and the Downriver communities. Visit

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