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Grief and mourning

When a loved one dies, your world changes. You are in mourning — feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. Find out what you can do after a loved one dies and locate resources to help you cope with grief.

Mourning the Death of a Spouse

Get help for your grief after the death of a spouse. Read about bereavement counseling, support groups, and how to get on with life without your partner.
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What To Do After Someone Dies

What do you need to do after someone you love dies? Learn about who signs the death certificate, organ donation, and whether you need an autopsy.
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