Four Unknown Facts About Funeral Directors

  Funeral directors have a career unlike any other. In today’s world, death is still a fairly taboo topic, meaning the work they do can be overlooked, misunderstood or even feared. Many people outside the profession are still unaware of how vital funeral professionals are to grieving families—and the important role these selfless individuals play … Read moreFour Unknown Facts About Funeral Directors

Ten Freedoms for Using Ceremony During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. If someone you love has died during the novel coronavirus pandemic, you have come to grief in an exceptionally challenging moment in history. You may have been separated from your loved one as they were dying. You may have been unable to view or spend time with the body after … Read moreTen Freedoms for Using Ceremony During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Grieving a Coronavirus Death: Help for Special Circumstances

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. If someone you love has died of the novel coronavirus, it is likely that you are facing a number of challenging circumstances. Grief is always difficult, but it is especially difficult whenever a death is sudden, unexpected, and unfolds in ways that violate our expectations and puts up barriers to … Read moreGrieving a Coronavirus Death: Help for Special Circumstances

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. As the coronavirus spreads across North America and our daily lives are transformed, we all must be aware of the need for good mental-health care. Obviously, it’s a stressful time. Families are confined to their homes. School is canceled. Many businesses are closed. Workers are being laid off en masse, … Read moreHow to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic