Remembering and writing about someone you’ve lost can trigger very strong emotions, which can have therapeutic benefits, but writing is not a substitute for professional therapy. If writing about who you lost is too painful, please stop and speak to someone who can help.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
CALL: 1(800)273-TALK (8255)
You can also contact the The Crisis Text Line by texting 741-741 at anytime. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.
Financial Assistance for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses
Be aware that under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Information about the assistance can be found here: