Due to COVID-19, the Muslim community is grappling with how to grieve without traditional burial practices that are essential in Islam.
The idea of death is front and center for many people right now, and this psychological tendency has a strong influence on human behavior.
While much attention on the rising suicide rate focuses on youth, data shows that it's actually working-age adults who are being hit hardest.
A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
I needed others to see me—to acknowledge my grief.
When I learned that my first issue as editorial director of YES! would be on death, I cringed a bit. No one likes to think about death, much less talk about it. In fact, death might be more taboo to discuss than even sex or money. A recent survey found that only about a third of people had discussed making wills with their partners, or their wishes concerning their funerals. It’s almost as though we believe that dying doesn’t actually happen. At least not to us.
Author and end-of-life educator Sallie Tisdale gets real about death and dying.
Knowing this changes how I live my life.