You don’t need me to tell you that COVID-19 has forced hundreds of thousands of American families to postpone services for a loved one who died during the pandemic.
When my brother-in-law passed away two years ago, so many people wanted to help us, but we didn’t know where to start or what we needed. Our funeral director proved to be invaluable because he gave us ideas about what to ask for during the process.
My family became members of a club that we never wanted to be part of — those mourning the loss of a loved one who died from COVID-19. She became one of the thousands of people who were taken from this earth too soon.
By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I often say that when words are inadequate, have a ceremony. However,...
Certain games have even become a medium for players to engage with painful emotions, as some have plot points related to grief and loss that are incorporated throughout.
Without a funeral, what are the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost or will lose a loved one during the pandemic, regardless of cause of death, supposed to do?
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an unprecedented era for our nation and world. Situations and circumstances are constantly changing, prompting many of us to rethink or change traditional or normal elements of our lives — even the smallest gestures like hugs and handshakes are currently not deemed to be acceptable.
Bereavement professionals such as funeral directors, embalmers, cemetery workers, crematorium operators, and their support staff may regularly engage with diverse, potentially psychologically traumatic events.
Millions of people turn to Facebook during their most joyous moments – and their most painful. Facebook has added updates to its platform in hopes of offering more support to family members and friends as they grieve the death of a loved one.
By Leader Contributor Liz Eddy, CEO of Lantern “We need to do something about death.”