Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic


A special thank you author Sara Murphy, PhD, CT and foreword author Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD for their commitment to serving those who are grieving the death of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About the Guide

The Funeral Service Foundation funded this guide through the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund, and created it in collaboration with the National Funeral Directors Association and

 Available in English and Spanish, the guide addresses the challenges of grieving a loved one’s death during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the nature of grief; traumatic loss and its triggers; ambiguous losses; and the risk of disenfranchised grief. It also addresses the importance of talking to children about death and memorialization and the difficulties of being separated from a loved one at the time of their death. The guide offers guidance on how families can meaningfully celebrate the life of their loved one and discusses the importance of maintaining your health while grieving.

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  • Offer to family members in the arrangement conference and to guests at private services
  • Mail to families that have recently experienced the death of a loved one, along with a personal note
  • Share with local hospices and hospitals, grief centers, religious institutions and other community outreach organizations
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Are you grieving the death of a loved one, or looking to support someone who has? Visit to order a single copy of the grief guide and access more resources specific to planning a funeral and beginning the grief journey.

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Available in English and Spanish. See table for shipping fees. Based on availability.


Booklet Features:
• Available in English and Spanish
• Publication size: 8.5″ x 11″
• Number of pages: 12 pages
• Professional-looking, #80 matte cover stock with the inside of the brochure printed on matching #100 matte text stock. Booklets are folded and saddle stitched.

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Quantity Starting UPS Shipping Fees
25 $9.46+
50 $10.82+
100 $16.06+
250 $32.75+
500 $52.88+
1,000 106.39+

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