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Stateside: Connection and grief in the time of COVID


Today on Stateside, we revisit how one year of pandemic life has changed our relationships — from close connections, to pod problems, to loved ones lost. A funeral director discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted mourning in 2020. Then, a counselor and psychologist talk us through how pod life, solitude, and mental health challenges during the pandemic have affected the ways we interact with other people.[Get Stateside on your phone: subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts today.]

A year in grief: Running a funeral home during COVID-19

  • Paddy Lynch is a funeral director with Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors in Clawson.
  • This conversation originally aired March 10, 2021.

How the pandemic changed our relationships — for better and worse

Stateside’s conversation with Napoleon Harrington and Amie Gordon

  • Napoleon Harrington is a licensed professional counselor with Ambassador Counseling and Resource Group in Southfield.
  • Amie Gordon is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and director of The Well-being, Health, and Interpersonal Relationships Lab.
  • This conversation originally aired March 12, 2021.
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