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How To: Support Someone Affected by Suicide
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.
The Hungry Mourner
By Sarah Troop
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
How To: Cultivate Self-Compassion
By Modern Loss
Learning to treat our grieving selves with greater kindness — and why it matters
How To: Talk To Your Kids About Your (Late) Parents
By Jennifer Richler
Five tips for talking to your kids about your late parents.
How To: Approach a Windfall
Financial therapist Amanda Clayman weighs in on the complex dynamics of inheritance — and how to approach a windfall in a healthy way.
How To: Write the Tough Stuff
By Jessica Handler
Here are five tips for those worried that their writing on grief will alienate readers — or loved ones.
Looking to connect with others who have suffered a similar loss? There are support services for just about every kind of grief.
How To: Write Your Story
The author of a guide on writing through grief helps you get started on the essay or memoir that's stuck in your head.
How To: Sort Through What’s Left Behind
Tasked with sorting through your loved one's belongings? A pro organizer has the lowdown on deciding what to keep, what to give away, and how to avoid turning your home into a makeshift storage facility.
How To: Tell Friends What You Need
To add insult to injury, loss can be terribly isolating. We spoke with grief specialist Cheri Travis about relating your needs to well-meaning friends and lovers.
How To: Be a Good Listener
By Marla Schuchman
Really, it's not that hard. You can help someone through loss with these seven habits of mindful listening.
How To: Write a Sympathy Note
The author of "How To Say It" explains how to offer words of comfort people actually want to receive.
How To: Acknowledge a Sympathy Note
In the aftermath of your loved one’s death, you'll likely be overwhelmed by sympathy cards, emails and, yes, texts. But how to respond?
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