Lisa Marie Presley says she was ‘destroyed’ by the death of her son Benjamin

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In a new essay for “National Grief Awareness Day” on Tuesday, Presley opens up about the loss of his son, Benjamin Keough, 27, who died by suicide in 2020.

“My daughter’s life and the lives of my three daughters as we knew her were completely detonated and destroyed by her death. We live in this day every day,” she wrote. “Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, despite what some people or our culture would have us believe. You don’t ‘get over it’, you don’t ‘move on’. , period. .”

Presley describes grief as “incredibly lonely”, writing that only “a handful” of people usually stay in touch to offer ongoing support to a friend or family member who has experienced a difficult loss.

“Unfortunately, that’s a hard truth for the most part. So if you know someone who has lost a loved one, no matter how long, call them to see how they are. Go visit them. They will truly appreciate this, more than you know,” she wrote.

Presley says she found comfort in the company of people who faced a similar tragedy.

“Support groups that have your specific type of loss in common. I reach out to them and save them for other bereaved parents in my home,” Presley writes. “Nothing, absolutely NOTHING takes away the pain, but sometimes finding support can help you feel a little less alone.”

Presley says her daughters keep her going.

“I carry on for my daughters,” Presley wrote. “I continue because my son made it very clear in his final moments that caring for and caring for his little sisters was at the forefront of his mind and his mind. He absolutely adored them and they were him.”