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Sandy's Deadly Wrath
By Gretchen Sword
Don’t tell me hard it was to get to work during “superstorm” Sandy, or how long you lived without power. The hurricane, two years ago this week, killed my father right before my eyes.
Modern Loss IRL
By Rebecca Soffer
Members of Modern Loss’ New York community came out for a film screening, followed by sugar-laden Día de los Muertos treats (plus drinks, of course).
By Marita Anderson
Halloween imagery takes on new meaning in the wake of my father’s suicide.
Death & Dignity
By Kerry Donahue
Suffering from terminal cancer, Brittany Maynard plans to end her life in the coming days. My friend Chris, after a transplant rejection, made a different choice. Both should be respected.
Goodbye, Dear Peeps
By Karen Iris Tucker
My 13-pound Bichon Frisé was my best friend, my loyal companion and my professional buoy. So why isn't there a blueprint for mourning a pet who loved me as much as any human did?
‘Call Me a Mother’
By Talia Haykin
After two miscarriages, I feel like a parent — even though I've never held my babies or pushed them in a stroller. I want you to respect that.
By Jennifer Richler
I have so many questions about my mother's tragic accident. But will the details of her death provide me with relief or will it traumatize me all over again? Weighing the pros and cons of fact-finding.
Marathons, Memoirs & More
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist introduces us to 6 people who channeled their grief to achieve the extraordinary.
‘Wish You Were Here’
By Andrea Meyer
My daughter, Nina, died five weeks before she was due to be born. Years on, I am surprised by the depth of pain her absence brings me.
Parenting After Loss
By Ellen Friedrichs
It can be hard to know if my children are reacting to their father's death — or if they're just acting their age.
Closure, There's No Such Thing
By Jordan Rosenfeld
I didn't see my ailing godmother during the final years of her life — thanks to my difficult relationship with her husband. In the aftermath of her death, I was overwhelmed by guilt.
'There Are No Words'
By The Jed Foundation
But that doesn't mean you can't help a friend who has lost a loved one to suicide. In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, the Jed Foundation explains how.
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