Lisa Marie Presley’s tears

Lisa Marie Presley talks about her sorrow journey.

In a new post published on Tuesday in honor of “National Grief Awareness Day,” Presley discusses her son Benjamin Keough’s suicide. Benjamin Keough committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.

“My life, and the lives of my three daughters, were absolutely blasted and obliterated the instant he died,” she explained. “We don’t leave since this is where we live. Each and every day.”

“Grief is something you will have to carry for the rest of your life, regardless of what certain people or our culture would have us believe or want us to believe. You don’t “move on” or “get over it,” and the concept of “moving on” does not exist.”

Grief, according to Presley, is “very lonely,” and just “a handful” of people normally stay in touch to provide ongoing support to a friend or family member who has suffered a tragic loss. Presley’s remarks eloquently capture the essence of sorrow.

“Unfortunately, that is the terrible truth for the vast majority of individuals. Call everyone you know who has lost a loved one, no matter how long it has been since the tragedy, and ask how they are doing. Pay them a visit. They will value it more than you realize since it demonstrates how much you care,” she adds.

Presley believes that being with others who have suffered similar adversity has given her serenity.

“Look for support groups led by people who have experienced similar types of loss as you. I fly to them and host them at my home to help other bereaved parents,” Presley writes. “While nothing, and I mean nothing, can take away your pain, seeking help can frequently make you feel less alone.”

Presley admits that her daughters inspire her.

“I keep going for my girls,” writes Presley. “I keep going because my son made it very clear in his final moments that taking care of his small sisters and watching out for them were at the forefront of his concerns and the most important thing on his mind. So I’ll continue doing what I’m doing.”