Grief and Special Days: Maintaining, Adapting, and Releasing Traditions

At its core, grief is about change. A single event can trigger a multitude of changes and navigating these changes can take a toll. In this virtual event, we’ll screen the Speaking Grief documentary at 6:00pm ET then follow it up with a discussion at 7:00pm ET in which experts will share ideas on how to handle cherished traditions when your person isn’t there to share them.


Lindsey Whissel Fenton, Senior Producer and Director at WPSU


  • Alesia K. Alexander, LCSW, CT, Grief, Loss and Inclusion Consultant
  • Teresa Méndez-Quigley, MSW Associate Director Uplift Center for Grieving Children
  • Meghan Riordan Jarvis, MA, LCSW, Clinical Psychotherapist, Writer, Consultant, and Host of the Grief is My Side Hustle Podcast

This presentation is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Please consult your physician or other qualified health care provider immediately if you are experiencing any suicidal thoughts. If you are in crisis, help is available through texting FUTURE to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the U.S and/or calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255. More information is available here: