Mourning in the Digital Age

Posted on January 10, 2022 by McCaleb Funeral Home under Cremation services
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In the near past, when a friend or family member died, one of the first things that was done was publishing an obituary. Typically, the only way to publish one was in the paper, yet now things are vastly different with the help of the internet. Today, if something can’t be accomplished with the use of the internet, we scoff at it. The internet and digital devices have greatly changed the way people deal with, cope with, and experience a death in their life. If you’re looking for a cremation service in Elsa, TX we hope that you won’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

Live Streams

Live streaming capabilities are more convenient now than ever before, especially during our current pandemic. Whether family or friends are unable to attend a funeral due to their distance or fear of falling ill, an online service is a great alternative to use! With the help of sites and apps such as Zoom, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, or Skype, anyone can easily create and invite their family and friends to watch and participate in an online service. While it may not feel as uniting and personal, there are a lot of touches you can make to an online service to make it feel as intimate and involved as possible!

Online Obituaries/Social Media

Who says obituaries only belong in the newspaper? Today, more and more obituaries are being uploaded online on various news and social media sites. Whether you wish to submit an obituary to your local news site or simply share your loss through social media, the internet makes it very easy for you to share your loss with your community. Additionally, a benefit of publishing the passing of someone online is that the online community of individuals who see and read your post are able to express their sadness and condolences to you, where before it may not have been possible for them to reach out.

Online Community for Supportcremation service in Elsa, TX

Rather than simply making a post on social media expressing your recent loss, we suggest that you inquire about joining an online support group for grieving individuals. Due to the current pandemic, online groups are growing rapidly in popularity, so this is a convenient and safe option where you can freely share your thoughts and emotions with others. One of the worse things we can do for ourselves is bottle up our emotions during a difficult time and loss, so by joining an online group we are actively healing ourselves and our mental wellbeing. Support groups can be found with a simple search through Google and are even available via the groups feature on Facebook. Take the time to decide which online community seems like the right fit for you!

Going through a loss is never easy, especially during these trying times of lockdowns and restrictions. It is important to learn how to adapt to the changes within society so that you are never left without a community for support. The online communities available today are everywhere and constantly at your disposal. When you need to inquire about a cremation service in Elsa, TX you can turn to us!