Thursday, September 23, 2021

Funeral Directors in Some States Still Advocating for Vaccine Access

Although we’re starting to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel — and many of us have received vaccines — many deathcare professionals are still feeling the strain from the recent spike in deaths. Here are a few industry-related stories to keep you up to date.

‘Funeral Cribs’ Series Spotlights Firms With Modern Twist

The series, published on both Facebook and YouTube, highlights funeral homes across the country whose owners take interesting or innovative approaches to their businesses.
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How Football Led to Funeral Service: Interview with Funeral Leader Dexter David

Dexter David’s journey provides a compelling look at how you can pursue your passions and still have a calling for funeral service. His story is a great resource to share with those in the next generation who you think would excel in our profession.

Peer Support Meeting for Funeral Professionals, By Funeral Professionals

Share personal experiences and connect with people who understand what you encounter every day.

Leader Links: Funeral Directors Hold Parade of Hearses to Call Attention to Gun Violence

As the world continues to grapple with the harsh reality of COVID-19 continuing into the fall months of 2020, here’s a look at some industry-related stories you’ll want to check out from around the world.

Tips for COVID Stress Reduction: Preparation, Mental Health, and Self Care

Bereavement professionals such as funeral directors, embalmers, cemetery workers, crematorium operators, and their support staff may regularly engage with diverse, potentially psychologically traumatic events.
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Announcing The Funeral Leader’s First-Ever Mortuary School Spirit Contest

Current students, alumni, and instructors are all encouraged to join in the fun and #SupportYourMort. And the end of the contest, the mortuary school with the most support will win a $500 scholarship.

How Creating an LGBTQ+ Friendly Funeral Home Helps Staff, Families, and Business

Creating an open, supportive, and safe work environment for all employees is important in any professional field, and research shows that failing to do so for LGBTQIA+ professionals can have negative repercussions for businesses.

Funeral Homes Across the Country Reaching a Breaking Point

As we head into nearly a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re learning about more surges across the country that are continuing to overwhelm the professionals in our industry. Here’s a roundup of recent industry-related news to keep you up to date.

Dr. Wolfelt’s Advice for Families Grieving Amid the Holidays and Pandemic

Bestselling author and grief expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt is sharing some practical suggestions for families to help them through these unique and unprecedented times.