Technology And Your Grief Journey

By: Louis Bruno
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Technology has taken the world by storm and there is hardly any aspect of our lives that remains untouched by it. Even in death, it has an impact on how people move through their grief and sorrow. Most people use social media today. And when a loved one passes away, they use these platforms to convey news of the demise, to people they know. There are various ways in which technology is woven into the grief journey…

  • When a family member of someone very close to you passes away, you look for the most efficient way to convey the news. As mentioned earlier, many people post this information on their social media accounts. Funeral homes are also staying in step with this trend and helping clients post obituaries online.
  • While some people feel that sharing such new via social media is very impersonal, the fact is that every person’s grief journey is different. Some feel that they can share their memories related to the loved one they have lost, via social media platforms. People they know post condolences and messages and this helps the family cope with their loss in a better way.
  • Families with modest means may use crowd funding websites to build a funeral campaign and attract some funds to conduct the service.
  • Some families also create memorial sites and there are some websites that actually provide these services as well. People can post a memorial page on sites such as Legacy and Remembered.

These are just some of the ways in which technology can be woven into your grief journey. For any more information, feel free to contact us anytime. At Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

A eulogy is a display of gratitude, sorrow, and final farewell to the memory of the deceased. For those people attending the event, speaking isn't straightforward, specifically because you haven't ...

Choosing the Perfect Songs for the Funeral Service

Choosing funeral music can be challenging. You need to find something meaningful but ensure it isn’t likely to upset attendees or family members. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we have seen sev...

How Does A Funeral Help In The Grieving Process?

Funerals as a tradition have existed for literally thousands of years. There are many burial sites throughout the world that indicate this was the way people managed the disposal of a body after a ...

How Long It Takes To Receive The Ashes After Cremation

Cremation is fast becoming a preferred choice for disposing of the mortal remains. It is environmentally-friendly, affordable, and respectful. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we conduct several ...

When Does Grief Become Depression?

Grief and depression may seem similar, but they are two different things. Grief is a sense of loss and sadness you experience after a loss. It is natural for people to feel depressed and listless a...

How to Plan a Meaningful Memorial Service

Family members come together to remember their deceased loved one during memorial services. It is an event that celebrates life, helping people find some solace and comfort. At Charles J. O’Shea Fu...

5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

When the holidays come around, celebrations and festivities add a very cheery atmosphere all around you. This is the time to spend relaxed moments with your family and friends and enjoy special mea...

Top Reasons To Preplan Before You Need It

Death is inescapable. Despite this, we rarely ever like to talk about it or discuss what it means. However, today many people are showing and interest in pre-planning their funerals.  You can...

Dealing With Sudden Death

If you find yourself dealing with the sudden death of a family member, it can be extremely challenging to come to terms with the loss. In such a situation, there are different ways in which you can...

Tips For Dealing With Grief Around The Holidays And Special Occasions

It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. The sense of grief that you feel is heightened during the holidays. This is because it is meant to be a time of cheer that you spend ...