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Joan Rivers' 'Screw You' to Suicide
By Julie Satow
Joan’s insistence on yanking the word “suicide” out of the shadows endeared her to many survivors — especially me.
By Stephen Miller
After escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11, I left Wall Street to become a professional obituary writer. I never looked back.
'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.
By Gabrielle Birkner
A veteran producer's new website uses television-quality video to reach parents of terminally ill children.
Labor Day Love and Loss
By Rebecca Soffer
I tell my son about my idyllic summers on Lake George — just not about the Labor Day tragedy that followed one of them.
By Alysia Abbott
What Gen Xers mourn when we mourn Robin Williams.
Saying I Do, and Saying Farewell
By Niva Dorell Smith
Eleven days after marrying the love of my life, I stared at his lifeless body and said goodbye.
By Judy Batalion
A North American transplant, I'd spent years trying unsuccessfully to master British restraint. Never did I feel more at home as an expat than at my first British funeral.
Between Death and Goodbye
By Mark Liebenow
Before my wife's body was taken away — and her final organs harvested — I was able to spend a few precious moments with the woman I loved.
His 'Little Spark,' Gave Off So Much Light
By Malina Saval
For comic genius Robin Williams — dead in an apparent suicide — there was ultimately no reprieve from the darkness.
Fighting Privilege, Mourning Mom
By Amy Mihyang Ginther
The problems with international adoption are many. But I cannot reject the mother who raised me — especially in her absence.
When the Grief-Stricken Has Special Needs
By Meg Tansey
In the latest installment of "Ask Modern Loss," a hospice volunteer wonders how best to help a man with Down Syndrome process the impending death of his mother.
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