Webinar on understanding grief and loss set for Oct. 14

Art by Banksy: Girl with Balloon or There is Always Hope, version in South Bank.
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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Shenango will present a webinar titled "Stamp Out the Stigma 2020: Understanding Grief and Loss" on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 12:15 p.m.

Stamp Out Stigma is Penn State Shenango's annual mental health awareness program. The event shares information and personal stories about the importance of caring for one's mental health.

The program for 2020 focuses on understanding grief and loss. It features a keynote address by Susan Tarasevich, Clinical Team Training Director at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. In her talk, titled, "Real Talk: Good Grief in the COVID Era," Tarasevich discusses the broad spectrum of loss that individuals have experienced during the pandemic, common threads to the experience of loss, the brain science behind grief, how to know when it's time to seek help when one is struggling with grief, and how best to support others in their grief journeys.

This webinar is free, and no prior registration is required. The event is available online via Zoom.