We are called to accompany the bodies we love from birth to death and beyond.
My years of experience as an undertaker didn’t make it easier.
Five books that introduce new voices to the conversation
Two economists tell the story and suggest reforms.
Helping people feel connected to one another is the holy work of any community, including congregations.
One person told me, “It’s the first time I’ve been in a church for 30 years, since that day.”
If you have to choose between offering false hope and the truth, go with the truth.
“When the church couldn’t talk about suicide or mental illness, it felt like God couldn’t either.”
The Netflix series is troubling and difficult to watch. Watch it anyway.
Concealed weapons don't make us safer; communities do.
In response to our request for essays on the subject road, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
This is a book about deep, protracted, unrelenting sadness, and it knows it.
Most moral arguments against suicide are built on premises of faith. But Jennifer Hecht, a poet and first-rate historian of ideas, is intent on providing secular reasons for refraining from it.
If soldiers make it home, the war comes with them. Every day, about 18 of them implode in suicide.