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.
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.
- 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.