During a pandemic, when large groups cannot gather or move freely or easily, funerals may need reconsideration. While attending a funeral can have significant value for many, this may not be possible for every family given the circumstances of the present moment. This is a brief guide to help ensure that you and the children in your lives have the opportunity to acknowledge and mourn the passing of the loved one you have lost.
Meaningful Ideas For Funerals, Memorial Services Or Celebrations Of Life During The COVID-19 Pandemic
A funeral, memorial service, celebration of life or other end of life rituals are vital to healthy grief. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and restrictions on events and gatherings has severely impacted the way we're used to grieving... together. Here are some ideas for individuals and families to consider for funerals, memorial services and celebrations of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grief and death are on everyone’s mind. For most of us the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated death and collective grief is unprecedented. Combined with social distancing protocol, end-of-life issues, death care, and grief have become even more complex.
The COVID-19 crisis is impacting each and every one of us differently. It may be impacting your grief of losses that occurred before this crisis. It may be bringing up a whole new set of losses, death and nondeath. It may be some combination. The below document, from our friends at What's Your Grief, highlights some things that may be impacting you at this difficult time.
Founded in 2012, Still Standing Magazine, shares stories from around the world of writers surviving the aftermath of child loss and infertility – and includes information on how others can help. This is a page for all grieving parents. If you grieve the loss of your child, no matter the circumstances, you are welcome here.