Who do you call? What do you need to do? This section will try to answer all your questions at this stressful and often, confusing time. It’s the place to come to when you need somewhere to turn and someone to provide you the answers.
- 3 Myths About Funerals and End of Life
Because death and end of life have traditionally been difficult subjects for us to talk about, there are many misconceptions that add stress as families plan funerals and end of life services. Here are some of the most common.
- Funeral Etiquette: What To Say and Not To Say To Those Who Have Just Lost A Loved One.
Many of us feel uncomfortable about attending visitations and funeral services because we just don’t know what to say to the bereaved. We want to comfort the family, to offer our help, to show our support, but we are afraid of saying the wrong thing, and afraid of saying nothing at all.
- Funeral Etiquette: Helping Children Through The Funeral Process
For a child, experiencing a death can be even more devastating than for an adult. Therefore, it is essential that children be guided carefully and thoughtfully through their experiences with death and funerals.
- Keys To Reducing Funeral Stress
One of the greatest causes of stress around planning and arranging a funeral—especially an unexpected one, is that you have to do it in a very short time. Trying to plan a funeral in just a couple of days can be extremely stressful, and frustrating. But the reality is that you have more time than you may think.
- Funeral Emergency or Sudden Death
Sometimes death comes without warning. The most common causes are heart attacks, and accidents. But sometimes, people just die without warning—in their sleep. We are going about our lives and suddenly, with the unexpected loss of a loved one, everything has changed for us. Our first reactions may be a mix of shock, anger, fear, sadness, confusion, and disbelief. As the reality of the situation sinks in, we wonder what to do next. Here is a step by step guide to follow during those first difficult hours.