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Legacy offers advice from leading experts, helpful information related to loss, and grief support groups to help you cope with the death of someone important to you. Connect with others, find comfort and inspiration, and begin to heal.
Grief is the natural healing process that occurs after a significant loss. We all experience it uniquely, with emotional, physical, and social reactions that vary from person to person.
What happens to our bodies when we get the terrible news that someone has died? And how do we get through it?
Although everyone experiences bereavement and grief differently, that doesn't mean that you have to do it alone.
Grief brings a multitude of emotions—and a lot of questions.
We've all heard of the five stages of grief, but there's no set limit on how many emotions we'll feel.
It’s really tough to ask for help. And yet we all face experiences that are so difficult, it is impossible to cope by ourselves.
Grievers must cope with what people don't say—and what they do.
Many of us experience some kind of unusual phenomenon when we are grieving.
You cannot go into such a deeply emotional loss and just pick up where you were before the death occurred.
Family conflict after a loss is common. Here are some of the reasons why.
We feel so bad when we are grieving that it is not a surprise when we wonder, “How long will I have this terrible pain? Will this suffering ever end?”
The progress through grief is so slow that it is difficult to see signs of improvement. Here are clues that you are beginning to work through your grief.
The death of a family member, friend, or community member can be a traumatic experience for a child or teen. Here's what to expect from a grieving child and what you can say and do to help a child after a death.
Teens grieve for their peers differently than adults do, and some of their practices may be healthier.
There are no words that can express what it feels like to lose a child.
Advice from the founder of M.E.N.D.—Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death.
Expert advice on coping with the death of your spouse or partner.
It's never easy to console someone whose spouse has died, but it's especially challenging when the deceased is your own parent.
The sibling bond is a special relationship, and the death of your brother or sister can affect you profoundly.
The death of a friend can leave a big hole in your heart. Here's one way to help yourself heal.
The grief we feel when a pet dies should come as no surprise. But, yet, it often does.
Just because we know a loved one is dying doesn’t mean we are prepared for the loss.
What to do when the shock of an unexpected death is overwhelming.
Advice to help you cope with the suicide death of someone you love.
Society wants to pretend addiction is not the horrific problem it is. Grieving families know the truth.
Here’s a checklist of what you have to do when a U.S. military veteran passes away.
Learn about mourning traditions and get tips on how to plan a funeral that is meaningful and affordable.
Here are 4 tips to help prevent inheritance disagreements before they begin.
How do we handle life's happy moments after the death of someone we love?
We do not heal from leaving our loved ones behind. We heal from bringing them with us.
How to turn personal loss into a source of comfort and strength.
Are you grieving a loss of a loved one? Find support in one of our private discussion groups.