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It’s Halloween: Trigger Treat
By Marita Anderson
Halloween imagery takes on new meaning in the wake of my father’s suicide.
There’s More Than One Way To Die With Dignity
By Kerry Donahue
Suffering from terminal cancer, Brittany Maynard made plans to end her life. My friend Chris Doheny, after a transplant rejection, made a different choice. Both should be respected.
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.
Paying Tribute to My 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.
‘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.
5 Ways To Reframe Pregnancy Loss
By Dr. Jessica Zucker
Letting go of self-blame, avoiding comparisons and other tips from a psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health.
How Much Information Is Too Much Information?
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.
GRIEF BACON: These Are Your Lungs on Grief
By Vanessa Mártir
My asthma had always been under control. Then my brother died from drug use, and I struggled to breathe.
The Things We Do for Grief: 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.
By Lisbeth Garassino
I hadn't planned on pursuing a life 3,000 miles from family and friends. But that was before my brother (and best friend) died at 29.
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.
Up in the Andes, a Wish Come True
By Katherine Maguid
Thirteen years after my parents died in a plane crash, 4,000 miles from home, and alongside other 'motherless daughters,' I finally began to heal.
Joan Rivers and Her ‘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.
A Video Network All Their Own
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 on Lake George
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.
What I Mourn When I Mourn Robin Williams
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.
Across the Pond, a Lesson in British Mourning
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.
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