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We’re here to provide support when someone has died or is dying, and to help you or a family member or friend pre-plan for death.

We can help you…

Here’s How We Do It

Get Help Now: When someone is dying or someone has died, we offer guidance on how to handle the necessary details and find emotional support.

Plan Ahead: When you need to make your decisions or help others plan, take advantage of our comprehensive information and practical tools.

Quick Answer Tool: Get concise answers to death-related questions, plus links to additional information and resources.

The Map Tool: Use our online questionnaire to move step by step through the process of making and recording your end-of-life decisions.

DeathWise Magazine: Read a collection of articles, interviews and book reviews that will help you learn more about planning for death. You’ll also find poems, art, video and music.

Conversations: Join the conversation by reading personal stories from our readers, interesting quotes, DeathWise Blog, The Last Taboo Blog, and How DeathWise Helped Me. Then share your story to help others gain a new perspective on death and dying.

Resources: Locate advance directive forms for your state, review your state’s organ and tissue donation requirements, find hospice service providers, read selected articles and selected books, and consult a glossary of commonly used terms.

Get Help Now

You’re not alone. We’re here to help you when a friend or family member has died or is dying. We’ll guide you through decisions related to finance, healthcare, the body, the funeral or memorial service, and emotional support.

Plan Ahead

Give the gift of planning. When you take the time to pre-plan for your own death, you relieve your family and friends of the burden of making decisions for you. And preparing for death now can help you live your life more fully and wisely.