Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
The Pittsburgh of My Dreams
By Geoffrey W. Melada
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.
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.
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.
What I Mourn When I Mourn Robin Williams
By Alysia Abbott
What Gen Xers mourn when we mourn Robin Williams.
Robin Williams: 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.
Letter of Last Resort
By Judy Bolton-Fasman
Had I unknowingly destroyed my father's suicide note all those years ago?
From a Distance
Sixteen years after my brother’s suicide, keeping his memory alive finally feels less a burden — and more a privilege.
Mayday on a May Day
By Kaili Joy Gray
Approaching the fourth anniversary of my husband’s death, my one constant was not knowing exactly how I’d get through it.
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