Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

By: Danny Amoruccio
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The current pandemic has dominated the news and people’s minds for weeks now. Everyone is struggling to remain healthy, work, maintain financial stability, maintain social distance, and avoid being infected. This situation is even more difficult for people dealing with grief. Many families have lost loved ones to this virus and are struggling to accept. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we offer a few tips to help people support their loved ones in this difficult time.

1. Offer Support

Your friends or family members will need support during this time, especially if they have lost someone to COVID-19. Call them and ask how you can help. Some people may need urgent financial assistance while others may need just a few words of comfort. Support them in any way possible as that will ease their burden a little.

2. Distract Them With Conversation

Grieving individuals need pleasant distractions and you can offer that through engaging conversations. Discuss subjects of mutual interest, share details about their day, recommend activities or hobbies, and try to keep them engaged as much as possible. Regular conversations can help them feel connected and grounded, which can speed up recovery.

3. Use Modern Tools

Phone conversations are great, but sometimes you need to see people face-to-face. Use applications like Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc, for video calls and conferences. You can set up a Zoom meeting with family members or friends from different parts of the world.

4. Encourage them to Write

Many people are more comfortable writing about their feelings than talking about them. Engage your loved one in email conversations or direct messages, which can help them open up about their struggles.

If you want to know more or need to book a service, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on (203) 222 8646 or contact us through our online form.

 

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