Friday, December 2, 2022

Permission to Grieve: Virtual Workshop with Glenda Stansbury

On Tuesday, May 24, at 4 p.m. CT, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and Glenda Stansbury offer a workshop webinar to show you what the power of your presence can bring to families.

Grief Is Not a Disorder: My Position on the New “Prolonged Grief Disorder” Diagnostic...

Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals can now, at their discretion, diagnose an adult patient with “prolonged grief disorder,” or PGD, one year or more after the death of someone loved (just six months for children).

Prolonged Grief Disorder Added to the DSM-5: Here’s What You Need to Know

As of March 2022, the revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) features the notable (and somewhat controversial) inclusion of what the medical community has termed prolonged grief disorder (PGD).

The Gift: Our Newly Enhanced Mortality Awareness Makes Us Better at Living

How do you educate families about the importance of a funeral ceremony if they’ve never been to one? How do you encourage your community to appreciate death if it seems like the exception rather than the rule?

AFMAO Mortuary Specialists Honor America’s Fallen Heroes

America's fallen heroes are taken into the care of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, known as AFMAO, at Dover Air Force Base.
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Acknowledging The Potential for Holiday Blues: Practical Tips to Survive and Thrive

By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. As we head into the holiday season of 2021, we are faced...

Practicing Self-Care Could Save Your Career in Deathcare

As deathcare professionals, our job is to help people experiencing personal loss understand what is happening and move through grief with intention and support. Our jobs are meaningful and important, but they can also come with large amounts of heaviness.

CANA Offers Virtual Connection with Colleagues and Glenda Stansbury

Funeral Professionals Peer Support (FPPS) and the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) welcomes Glenda Stansbury as facilitator of the October peer support meeting.

Depictions of Death: What the Funeral Profession Can Learn from Death in Pop Culture

The deathcare profession can learn some helpful lessons by looking at depictions of death in pop culture, understanding how collective expressions of grief can be helpful to the bereaved that we serve, and how the general public is exposed to our profession.

Reflections of a 9/11 Widow: I Feel a Peacefulness Now

We’re still healing. Central to our healing from traumatic events is continuing to talk about them openly and support one another.