The intro for our monthly installment of Links Of The Dead typically reads as follows: “Some deathly reportings I have encountered in the past month or so– from somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have come across my radar with reference to matters of mortality.”
This month I think I am going with: here’s a bunch of mostly depressing news. But some of it may be helpful or heartening! Don’t lose hope, friends. We will get through this.
💀 The Healing Power Of Music In A Time Of Death, Fear And Grief
💀 What should you wear to your funeral?
💀 Grief, Anxiety, and COVID-19
💀That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
💀 Growing Up In A Funeral Home Couldn’t Prepare Me For My Sister’s Death
💀 Funerals Must Change In This Time Of Social Distancing
💀 Interview with Dr John Troyer about “Technologies of the Corpse
💀 The Pandemic Highlights The Importance Of Conversations About End Of Life Care
💀 Considerations related to the safe handling of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
💀 A twitter thread from The Order Of The Good Death: information, resources, & support in relation to to Covid-19 including a toolkit, alternatives to holding an in-person funeral, how to thoughtfully talk about death, grief & isolation.