Scientific evidence indicates that bereaved parents are more likely to suffer more depressive symptoms, poorer well-being, less purpose in life, more health complications, marital disruption, psychiatric hospitalization, and even premature death for both mothers and fathers as early as age 40.
Our best projections find that about 18.7 Americans have experienced the death of a child. - Evermore Organization
The death of a child is one of the greatest and most enduring stresses a person can experience. - Institute of Medicine
Grief is not just an experience of the head and heart. Rather, grief is a whole-body experience, impacting the individual physically, emotionally, spiritually, and cognitively. The list of ways in which grief may manifest itself is almost endless. - Austin Center for Grief & Loss
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