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Bereavement Resources

Bereavement Resources

For 175 years, New York Life has helped families in times of grief, and now is no exception. That's why New York Life and our Foundation are providing a variety of resources to assist grieving families.

Resources for Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mother talking to young daughter

Power of parenting: mourning the death of a loved one

Resources and recommendations for families mourning the death of a loved and the challenges that come with physical distancing.

Mother talking to young son

Power of parenting: helping children cope with the impending death of a loved one

Concrete suggestions for families on what to say and do to help children prepare for the death of a loved one from COVID-19.

Father talking to teenage son

Power of parenting: addressing fears and feelings from prior losses

Resources and responses for families who may be experiencing heightened feelings from a prior loss due to the pandemic.

Resources for All Communities

National Bereavement Resource Guide

Find local grief support: grief support organizations and resources across the country are listed by state.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

A nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.

Resources for Adults

Helping yourself through grief
This pamphlet provides information on grief and grief support

How we grieve
This resource provides guidance on how to cope with the future in spite of our loss. How well we manage this affects our quality of life and our ability to relate to others.


Resources for All Families

After a loved one dies
This booklet explains how children grieve and the ways parents and other caring adults can help them understand death better.

An app is designed to help families understand grief and to build parents’ confidence in their efforts to support their grieving children.

How children and young people grieve
Children’s understanding of death at different ages.

Resources for Families with Young Children

Kai's Journey
A story of a boy named Kai and his mother as they deal with a profound loss. It provides a powerful example for children and families processing grief. For every download, we're donating to support grieving children.

Learn more

More Bereavement Resources

New York Life and the New York Life Foundation have additional bereavement resources available to support grieving families.

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About the Brave of Heart Fund

Together, New York Life and Cigna, through our foundations, created the Brave of Heart Fund®, dedicated to providing healthcare workers and their families with peace of mind.

If you have a lost a family member who is a healthcare worker to COVID-19, please verify your eligibility to apply now for financial support.

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