Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.



Suicides among veterinarians become a growing problem

Courtesy of the Washington Post | By David Leffler | Photo by Charlotte Kesl | Originally Published 01.23.2019 | Posted 05.15.2019 Pushed to the brink by mounting debt, compassion fatigue and social media attacks from angry pet owners, veterinarians are... Continue Reading →


My partner died by suicide. He doesn’t know the damage he left behind.

Courtesy of USA Today | By Joanne Sosangelis | Photo: Family Handout| Originally Published 12.17.2018 | Posted 02.21.2019 We focus so much on the person who is gone that we don’t realize the pain in the lives of the friends,... Continue Reading →

After a suicide, here’s what happens to the people left behind

Courtesy of USA Today | By Asia E. Dastagir | Originally Published 11.28.2018| Posted 02.19.2019 Loss survivors – the close family and friends left behind after a suicide – number six to 32 for each death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and... Continue Reading →

Anderson Cooper: Thirty years after my brother’s death, I still ask why

Courtesy of | By Anderson Cooper |Originally Published 06.24.2018 | Posted 07.05.2018 Anderson Cooper anchors CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°," which airs weeknights at 8 p.m. ET. A version of this article was originally published in the September 2003 issue... Continue Reading →

Let’s Die Together

Courtesy of | By David Samuels | Originally Published 05.2007 | Posted 06.11.2018 Why is anonymous group suicide so popular in Japan? I The Death Cars of Saitama On March 10, 2006, a car was discovered in a lightly... Continue Reading →

I Feel Guilty for Surviving My Suicide Attempt

Courtesy of TONIC.VICE.COM | By MacKenzie Reagan | Image by Chicago Tribune/Getty Images | Originally Published 02.23.2018 | Posted 03.13.2018 I’m going to spend the rest of my life trying to internalize the idea that I lived, and that’s okay.... Continue Reading →

‘I knew nothing would be the same again’: readers on their partner’s death

Courtesy of | By Guardian Readers and Sarah Marsh | Originally Published 12.06.2016 | Posted 01.08.2018 The death of an 89-year-old war veteran’s wife led him to find a new purpose in life. Here, others talk about how they... Continue Reading →

Finding Forgiveness After Decades of Guilt

Courtesy of The New York Times | By Gail Eisenberg | Posted 08.25.2017 | Published 09.16.2017 Visceral congestion, pending chemical examination. Decades later, those five words on a mustard-yellow death certificate were the only explanation I’d had for my mother’s... Continue Reading →

After A Suicide, Sibling Survivors Are Often Overlooked

Courtesy of | By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock | Posted 08.25.2017 | Published 08.28.2017 When Taylor Porco's brother, Jordan, died by suicide during his freshman year of college in February 2011, people told her to be strong for her parents,... Continue Reading →

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