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Evermore is dedicated to making the world a more livable place for bereaved families. We believe America’s bereavement care is broken and grieving families deserve legal protections and state-of-the-art support. Every day, we work to bring the most advanced and sophisticated bereavement care system to all Americans. 

KEY FACTS

Bereaved Parents

By age 60, nine percent of Americans have experienced the death of a child. By 70, 15 percent of American parents have lost a child. By age 80, 18 percent of American parents have experienced the death of a child.

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.

Twenty-nine percent of black families report the death of a child, 20 percent of Hispanic families report the death of a child, 17 percent of white families report the death of a child.

Black Americans were two and a half times more likely to lose a child by the age of 20. By age 50-70, black Americans were three times more likely than whites to lose a child. By age 80, black Americans are more than four times more likely to lose a child when compared to white parents. 

Bereaved Siblings

Sibling death in childhood is associated with a 71 percent increased all-cause mortality risk among bereaved persons.

Bereaved Children

Two million American minor children have a deceased biological mother or father.

Young children are more likely to be expelled from school, repeat a grade, less likely to be in gifted education programs and have a disability

Bereaved Spouses

Forty-nine percent of husbands and 30 percent of wives died in the nine years following the death of their spouse.

For more information, see our Key Facts webpage. 

Media Highlights

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE

 

BEREAVEMENT CARE IN AMERICA IS BROKEN: A CALL TO ACTION

January 2020

Read the full Call to Action here.

Companies Should Better Accommodate Grief

November 5, 2019

Read the full Letter to the Editor.

THIS LIFE: HER CHILD DIED, AND NOW SHE HEADS A CLUB THAT NO ONE WANTS TO JOIN

December 2017

Read the full story here.

The pain from the loss of an infant may linger forever

May 2016

Read the full story here.

Bereavement care in America is broken. Evermore believes our nation can, and should, do better. 

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