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Read about how the New York Life Foundation is taking meaningful steps to help navigate challenging life circumstances. 

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Grieving student

NYC schools become grief sensitive

The New York Life Foundation has been supporting families and school communities experiencing everyday grief for more than a decade, so when the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping the country, the Foundation, through its Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative, was prepared to help.


Article

Let's get better at grief.

There's no one-size fits all approach to supporting someone who's grieving.

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Living and loving with grief as a parent.

A mother's perspective and personal story of parenting through grief and how she and her two children pieced together a new version of their lives, together.

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Article

A mother guides her bereaved son’s path to resilience.

Former All-Pro NFL player Brian Griese and his wife Brook founded Judi’s House, a comprehensive bereavement center in Denver.

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Grief interrupted

Discover a four task framework to help children and their families overcome loss due to COVID-19 and the unique challenges it poses to grieving.

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Podcast

Heather Nesle appears on the purpose360 podcast

Heather discussed the Foundation's dedication to the issue of child bereavement, having donated $40 million in grants over the last decade to childhood bereavement organizations.

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Heather Nesle and Maria Collins of the New York Life Foundation appear on the Widowed Parent podcast

Heather discusses the recently launched Brave of Heart Fund and Maria discusses the New York Life Foundation's work in the area of childhood bereavement.

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Elevating the support and resources for bereaved children and families.

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness that children and teens grieve too.

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Video

New York Life celebrates another record-breaking Giving Campaign

Each year the New York Life Giving Campaign is an opportunity for our employees and agents to come together to donate and raise funds for the philanthropic causes important to them. This year’s Giving Campaign broke records in both participation and donations.

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Ask the expert: Educating non-medical healthcare professionals in supporting bereaved families

Heather Nesle and Jorge Moreno, MD, discuss the recent grant the Foundation made to Yale University/Yale Child Study Center to increase the accessibility of bereavement training and information for non-medical health professionals and other professionals in hospital and medical settings.

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