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Find comfort and support after the death of someone important to you.

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.

What to Expect When You Are Grieving

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 Helps When We're Experiencing the Unthinkable

What happens to our bodies when we get the terrible news that someone has died? And how do we get through it?

Find Comfort in Legacy's Grief Support Groups

Although everyone experiences bereavement and grief differently, that doesn't mean that you have to do it alone.

"Do I Have to Cry to Grieve?" and Other Common Questions About Loss

Grief brings a multitude of emotions—and a lot of questions.

8 Surprising Things You May Feel After a Loved One's Death

We've all heard of the five stages of grief, but there's no set limit on how many emotions we'll feel.

Why Is It So Hard to Ask for Help?

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.

People Want to Be Helpful, But...

Grievers must cope with what people don't say—and what they do.

Mysterious Happenings After a Death

Many of us experience some kind of unusual phenomenon when we are grieving.

Grief Changes You: Adapting to Life After Loss

You cannot go into such a deeply emotional loss and just pick up where you were before the death occurred. 

Why Some Families Don't Stick Together After the Death of a Loved One

Family conflict after a loss is common. Here are some of the reasons why.

How Long Is This Grieving Going to Last?

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?”

You Know You Are Getting Better When...

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.

How to Talk to Children About Death

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.

What Adults Can Learn from Teen Grievers

Teens grieve for their peers differently than adults do, and some of their practices may be healthier.

When Your Child Dies, Your World Turns Upside Down

There are no words that can express what it feels like to lose a child.

Grief After Pregnancy and Infant Loss: You Are Not Alone

Advice from the founder of M.E.N.D.—Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death.

The Love of My Life Is Gone... Will I Ever Feel Whole Again?

Expert advice on coping with the death of your spouse or partner.

When Your Parent Dies

It's never easy to console someone whose spouse has died, but it's especially challenging when the deceased is your own parent.

What It Feels Like to Lose a Sibling

The sibling bond is a special relationship, and the death of your brother or sister can affect you profoundly.

How to Honor a Friend

The death of a friend can leave a big hole in your heart. Here's one way to help yourself heal.

The Pain of Losing a Pet

The grief we feel when a pet dies should come as no surprise. But, yet, it often does.

Grief After a Long Goodbye: Losing a Loved One to Illness

Just because we know a loved one is dying doesn’t mean we are prepared for the loss.

Coping with a Sudden Death

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.

The Grief of Families Facing Addiction

Society wants to pretend addiction is not the horrific problem it is. Grieving families know the truth.

What to Do When a Veteran Dies

Here’s a checklist of what you have to do when a U.S. military veteran passes away.

Why We Need Funerals

Learn about mourning traditions and get tips on how to plan a funeral that is meaningful and affordable.

So, Who Gets Mom's China?

Here are 4 tips to help prevent inheritance disagreements before they begin.

No Holiday from Grief: Significant Events Without Your Loved One

How do we handle life's happy moments after the death of someone we love?

Moving Forward, Connected Still

We do not heal from leaving our loved ones behind. We heal from bringing them with us.

Turning Grief Into Purpose

How to turn personal loss into a source of comfort and strength.

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