We all know someone who has lived with a heart condition, had a stroke or heart attack, or died from heart disease. It would be hard not to. Heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of death, resulting in 1 out of 3 deaths each year, and more women die from heart…Continue
Plans are underway for a military family bereavement study, according to the Military Times. The proposed 5-year study – the first of its kind – would focus exclusively on military families and the impact of death – whether in combat, by suicide, or due to…Continue
How do you cope with the death of a child? How do you endure heartbreaking loss that knocks you down and affects you emotionally, mentally, physically? How do you plan the funeral, take care of all the final arrangements for your child? How do you do all of this – and still go to work everyday?
Grieving is hard work and takes a toll on emotional, physical, mental health. Some…
Several new movies being released this fall feature individuals and families facing illness and death.
One receiving a great deal of positive attention from critics and moviegoers alike is 50/50, the story of a twenty-something coping with cancer. Based on screenwriter Will Reiser's own experience with cancer, the movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role and Seth Rogen as his funny and supportive friend. For…Continue
This morning I read something that made me cry. While I can be an emotional person, it's not often that I'm moved to tears.
Today, one of our Legacy.com team members posted on our Legacy.com company blog a reflection on Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what it means to her. Sue lost her sister to breast cancer a few years ago and in the post she pays tribute to her sister's…Continue
As anyone with an eye for pink has deduced, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here in Chicago, the night skyline – from the Hancock Building to the Willis Tower (a.k.a. the Sears Tower) – is aglow with rose-colored lights. These blush beacons are reminders of the loved ones lost and the work yet to be done to understand, combat and prevent breast cancer.
The displays of pink that appear each October are intended to draw attention to breast cancer, but they…Continue
It's September; summer is coming to an end, kids are back in school. And here at LegacyConnect, we are thinking about suicide: how to prevent it and how to support the bereaved.
September 4-10, 2011, is designated as National Suicide Prevention Week (…Continue
Last week, Canada lost a national heroine. Betty Fox began her time in the spotlight simply as the mother of one of Canada's best-remembered heroes, Terry Fox, who, after being diagnosed with cancer in his late teens, attempted to run across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research. An amazing story made all the more…Continue
On Memorial Day, as we honor brave men and women who have served their country, we also remember the families left to grieve.
On Legacy.com and LegacyConnect, we are featuring tributes to armed forces veterans. And, as always, you'll also find resources to help you cope with the…Continue
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We know this will be a difficult weekend for many. We wish you all a peaceful, relaxing Mother's Day as you remember your loved ones. For those of you who are grieving the loss of your mother or child, here are a few articles and resources that may help:
The death of a loved one can be brutal. The grief that follows is draining – emotionally, mentally, physically – and can seem neverending. Eventually, somehow, people do get through it.
But how? How do you go on when your mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, child has died? How do you hope when hope seems impossible?
Earlier this week, a former high school classmate of mine died at the age of 35. …Continue
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink is all around – in newspapers, on storefronts, even on NFL players. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American women,…Continue
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“This is what my father did,” writes Joan Wickersham early in her memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order. “He got up, showered, shaved and dressed for work. He went downstairs and made a pot of coffee, and while it was brewing he went outside and walked down the long driveway to pick up the newspaper. He left the paper folded on the kitchen table, poured a cup of coffee, carried it upstairs, and put it on my mother’s bedside…Continue
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