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Triggered by a Celebrity’s Death? Here are 7 Ways to Care for Yourself and Others
By Rebecca Soffer
Public figures are deeply connected to our own lives and grieving their loss can be complicated. Here's a basic roadmap.
‘Was She Sick?’
By Jen Simon
Depression killed my innately joyful sister. When people ask how she died, this is how I respond.
Dogs Can Tell Time
By Lynne Greene
When our dog walker died by suicide, my pups missed her. So did I.
Becoming My Father — For My Son
By Geoffrey W. Melada
I cannot rescue my dad, but I can mentor my child.
My Hard, Lonely and Strangely Magical Trip through Young Widowhood
By Katie Hawkins-Gaar
Two years after my husband's death, good days have finally returned — and so have bad dreams.
The Christmas Anthem I Needed To Hear
By Diane Shipley
I spent years avoiding the favorite song a friend lost to suicide. But last December, I listened anew.
The Good China That Will Outlive Us All
By Gina Luongo
After my mom’s death and my sister’s suicide, the dishes they left behind are newly sentimental.
The Pittsburgh of My Dreams
By day, I am aware that 23 years have passed since my father’s death. When I close my eyes, it’s a different story.
It’s Hard To Rattle the Dead, But I’m Trying
By Alana Joblin Ain
Aunt Sherrie died by suicide, leaving me her best leather boots and a Barbie collection for the ages. If only she could see those things now.
Into the Unknown
By Sara Beth Berman
My dead fiancé loved Anthony Bourdain. When I heard the beloved chef and TV personality had died, I imagined the two of them, finally, breaking bread.
The Billy Joel Concert That Saved Me
By Ruth Tepler Roth
By taking me to that show, what remained of my family in the aftermath of my son’s suicide was telling me, ‘Please come back to us. We still need you.’
The Lie We Tell Ourselves About Mental Health
By Kelly Matthews
My mom's suicide taught me that there is no clear line dividing those who are of sound mind from those who are not.
Meet the Widex
By Stacey Freed
Eight years after we divorced, my sons’ father was dead — and I went from the ex to something more complicated.
What My Dad’s Suicide Taught Me About Resilience
By Annie Robinson
A wellness coach offers practical advice for finding your center amid complicated grief.
When the Grim Reaper Visited My High School
By Elana Rabinowitz
Decades later, a favorite teacher’s death resonates still.
Cleanup in the Produce Aisle
By Deborah Greene
I was in Whole Foods when learned of my father's suicide. Going grocery shopping has never been the same.
Wishing My High School Classmate Had Made It to College
By Kaustubh Deo
I didn't actually share some deep emotional bond with my high school classmate that warranted being so broken up about her suicide. But I was anyway.
Narrative practice has helped me navigate grief. Here's how it could help you, too.
Sharing My Boyfriend’s Songs After His Suicide
By Kristen Gwynne
I'm still making sense of things after my boyfriend ended his life. But one thing is clear: The need to share the music he never got to play for the world.
It’s Halloween: Trigger Treat
By Marita Anderson
Halloween imagery takes on new meaning in the wake of my father’s suicide.
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