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In the US, there is no law granting workers the right to paid time off to attend a loved one’s funeral or process the trauma of losing a family member. 
Bereavement leave is up to the discretion of employers. 
Most American workers receive only three days to grieve the loss of a close family member; some receive none. 
But grief takes more than a handful of days to contend with. 
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has taken the lives of 100,000 Americans. 
If you’re struggling with depression or grief, call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357), or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
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Kristy’s world shattered the moment she heard a loud thump in the bathroom. 

He’d been her partner for eight years. The father of her two children. The love of her life. A suspected opioid addiction took him on May 2. Racing from the living room at the sound of that collapse, Kristy found his unresponsive body blocking the bathroom door. Paramedics pronounced him dead when they arrived.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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