War and Circumstance: The Brutalization of My Brothers

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Austin Harrington reflects on the unprovoked, violent attacks on fellow African Americans by police.

3 Ways to Look at Death Differently

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Fear & close-mindedness are arguably the real tragedy of death, says Franciscan Renaissance Man.

Shy Man Dies of Cancer, Having Never Felt A Woman’s Loving Touch

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The terrible truth of life? Dreams don’t always come true.

An Appalachian Tale: Heroin Hurricane

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Small-town America isn’t what it used to be.

Spring Without Robin

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Cabot O’Callaghan ponders how Robin Williams’s suicide affected him and explores his own relationship with depression.

The Day After My Father’s Funeral

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Sometimes death teaches you about life.

How to Be There When Someone Is Grieving

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A friend’s unimaginable loss led Ty Phillips to reflect on his Buddhist training—and to appreciate his own blessings.

5 Things to Do (And Not Do) to Support Someone with Depression

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Raising awareness is great, we also need to develop more compassion and respect for people with depression.

Unspoken at JFK

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David Eye offers a moment of horror and a moment of beauty at the airport.

She Was Never ‘Just a Dog’

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This isn’t a story about a dog, this is a story about a man. A man, and the death of a dog that had saved him from depression.

Why We Should Fear the Future

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You think life is crazy now? Rick Rosner points out how much more crazy we have to look forward to.

From the Ground Up: Build a Better World on the Fundamentals of Inclusion and Disability

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Erin Kelly explores The United Nations’ recent proposal to include the disabled in their plans for evacuation, recovery and relief during natural disasters.

A Son’s Vigil

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Allan Ishac spent his childhood fearing his father would die.

Should Boxing be Banned?

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The death of a 23-year-old boxer has prompted a call by the Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association for the sport to be banned in Australia.

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Jan Clausen’s remembrance of her father reminds us that memory is complex and grief is never linear.

A Dad’s Wish: Child, May You Never Be Sad

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A child asks dad about death. In answering, he discovers a deep and profound wish.