FAQs

What is grief?

Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one.(1)

Do you have recommendations for professional mental health resources? 

There are many professional resources available to help you work through your grief and find support. If you have questions about your personal grief journey, we encourage you to speak to a licensed professional, a doctor or call a counseling service for more information and help. Here are a few resources that have been shared with us that you could possibly look into: 

Open Path Collective: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need. They have affordable therapy services available through their platform. 

Source: https://openpathcollective.org/

Psychology Today: Psychology Today is a media organization with a focus on psychology and human behavior.They have a search feature to find a therapist and can offer sliding scale fees for more affordable options. Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

SAMHSA: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. They offer a free and confidential helpline. 

Source: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

NYC Well: NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. 

Source: https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/

Mindspring Wellness LLC: A psychotherapy practice based in NJ, which specializes in treating anxiety, depression, relationship, family, and work-related issues. 

Source: https://mindspringwellnessllc.com/

NY Project Hope: New York’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline. NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19.

Source: https://nyprojecthope.org/

Do you have any self care tips for grieving?

​Here are a few tips our LLO family has found helpful in their grief journeys. 

  1. Exercise - go for a walk, hike, or a run 

  2. Take a deep breath - deep breathing helps clear your mind 

  3. Read - pick up a book about grief, self help or whatever you think might be relaxing for you

  4. Get fresh air - go out and take in nature, your surroundings and get some sun

  5. Cry it out - having a good cry never hurts, it actually activates the parasympathetic system and releases stress.

For more tips and self care advice visit our Instagram page @legaciesliveoninc!

Do you have any resources on grieving and the pandemic (COVID-19)? 

We understand the challenges and difficulties people may be facing as they grieve the loss of their loved one during the pandemic when finding in-person support and resources might feel more complicated. These feelings can become even more pronounced during social isolation and the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the health and safety of our loved ones. Grieving during times like this is hard. There are resources that can help.

We have regular support group meetings and events to help people who are grieving talk about their loss and find community. You can always reach out to our team at the contact link above or at legaciesliveoninc@gmail.com, and someone will be in touch to provide more information.

Additional resources include:


The CDC - Grief and Loss: Provides information on coping with grief and loss during the pandemic and several resources for consideration. 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/stress-coping/grief-loss.html

NY Project Hope: New York’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline. NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19.

Source: https://nyprojecthope.org/

References: 

  1. Grief. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/grief