Technology And Your Grief Journey

By: David Tindall
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Technology is a factor that has had a significant role in shaping the modern world as we understand it. It has also permeated how people commemorate departed souls and cope with sadness. We at Tindall Funeral Home have observed how people deal with their losses using various social media platforms.

The Role Of Technology In Your Grief Journey

Following the death of a loved one, there are several ways you can use technology, including:

  • Social Media Support – Each person has a unique manner of handling loss. Sharing fond memories, pictures, and encouraging messages on social media has shown to be a powerful method of coping with the loss.
  • Acknowledge Your Loss – Effective communication is crucial when delivering the bad news of a beloved one's passing. People frequently use social media profiles to post online obituaries. You may have also noticed that several funeral homes have begun publishing internet obituaries for their clientele.
  • Crowd Funding – Funeral services for a beloved one are not always within the means of everyone. However, families can always use crowdfunding platforms to launch a memorial effort. This is a successful method of funeral fund-raising.
  • QR Codes on Headstones - Some families even choose to have QR codes placed on grave markers. Access to the deceased's profile on an internet post is made possible by scanning this code with a smartphone.
  • Memorial Places – Some individuals believe that sharing the news of their loved one's passing on Facebook is insufficient. The ability to create memorial webpages is now available thanks to websites like Your Tribute, Legacy, and Remembered. You can submit similar information on other memorial video websites to remember your departed loved one.

Technology Can Ease Your Grief Journey

Technological advancements are creating many opportunities for connecting with others through difficult times. Social media can be a helpful resource for you as you navigate your grief path, even while face-to-face interaction with others is crucial.

Through internet platforms, you can build a support network, design online memorials that assist you in reflecting on and remembering the life that was lived, hasten the dissemination of essential news, and get messages of encouragement without putting pressure on yourself or anybody else who is grieving.

 

Contact us for advice or information on our cremation pre-planning services or cremation urns. Our staff is here to help you with all the details you need during your grief journey.

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