How to Get Support with Grief During Social Distancing

How to Get Support with Grief During Social Distancing

The grief we experience after a loved one passes is different for everyone. What one person feels, and experiences is not what another person necessarily goes through. People have different grieving processes and timelines.

Right now, as a nation and a world, we are experience a pandemic due to COVID-19 that is requiring all of us to do our part and socially distance ourselves from others in order to slow down the spread of this virus.

Unfortunately, many people look to other people (family and friends) to help them get through their grief. Social distancing is a necessary evil at the moment, because although it’s keeping us and others safe, it can also make us feel isolated, alone, depressed, and disconnected, which feels even worse if we are all ready grieving the death of a loved one.

Thankfully, there are plenty of other ways to feel connected to those we love during this pandemic to help us through our grieving process. At Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory in Jacksonville, we wanted to share with you the different ways you can stay connected to family and friends when you are unable to see them in person.

  • Make a phone call — Call friends and family to catch up and express your emotions and feelings and share news and activities. Schedule regular phone “dates” with loved ones, so you can all check in with each other and make sure everyone is doing well.
  • Video chat — Whether through your phone or computer, there’s many different video conferencing apps (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom) that allow you to see your loved ones. Not only are you hearing their voice, but you are seeing their face in real time to feel more connected to them. Whether you check in to express your sadness or just want to chat about a movie you just saw, these video chats provide a great way for someone to distract themselves while having great conversations and creating memories.
  • Texting and email — Message and write your loved ones about your feelings or new things going on in your life. Message are great if you don’t want to verbalize your feelings out loud. Quick messages and emails also give you the ability to share brief updates or information at any time.
  • Deliveries — Whether you order a loved one groceries, a takeout dinner, or a gift basket, you are showing him/her you are thinking of them and their health during a hard time. You are helping provide for them during a time when they may not feel like properly taking care of themselves. Not only are you helping a friend, you’re helping businesses during the pandemic.

Looking for a Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Florida?

A funeral service is a brief moment in time where a loved one’s loved ones gather to remember his/her life.  Even during this pandemic, we make sure family and friends can be there for their loved one in spirit through video services. Our team is there for you for all funeral-related services and matters during this pandemic.

At Evergreen, we have the resources, skills, and experience to meet your needs for the services during this hard time. We will work with you to put together a funeral/memorial service that honors your loved one. We will respect your needs and your loved one’s needs.

Whether you’re looking for a burial or cremation or funeral reception services, we will work with you from start to finish throughout this process in your time of need.  Our funeral director is at your service.

We have served the Jacksonville community since 1880. We provide personalized and meaningful funeral services in Jacksonville and cremation services in Jacksonville to our clients in the community.

If you have any questions about funerals, cremations or burials, please reach out to us. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you.

If you’re looking for a funeral home in Jacksonville, Florida, Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory can help you with the process every step of the way.  Call us at 904-353-3649 for more information, or visit our funeral home Jacksonville, FL contact page.

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