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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

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The holiday season is a time of celebration and festivity, and while stress can also accompany holiday gatherings and events, for some lengthy period can be much more difficult. Sarah Chatfield is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Athens. She spoke with us about coping with grief during the holidays. She says when grief is involved, holiday festivities can make the pain worse.

Chatfield says those who are grieving should take care to limit their exposure to holiday promotions, which can be difficult to avoid.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!