Weekly News 9/18/2015: Suicide Prevention Month.

By: Funeralwise | Date: Mon, September 21st, 2015

Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Rather than recap this week’s news, we are providing a list of suicide prevention resources. If you are troubled, speak up. If you know of someone who is suffering and may be contemplating suicide, start a conversation with them. It could mean the difference between life and death.


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Weekly News 9/18/2015: Suicide Prevention Month

Funeral for 13,000 scheduled for Andersonville

Sept 18, 2015–washingtonpost.com: A funeral for the nearly 13,000 Union soldiers and civilian captives who died at Andersonville prison, Ga., between February 1864, when it opened, and April 1865, when the surrender at Appomattox occurred, is planned for Sept. 19. Held in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the event is billed as a formal burial for all those who died at the Confederate prison camp — many from starvation and exposure — without receiving the funeral they deserved… Read the full story


The Origins Of Halloween & Death, As Told By Ask A Mortician’s Caitlyn Doughty

Sep 18, 2015–bustle.com: It may still be hot and humid outside, but that is apparently isn’t stopping various stores from already trotting out their Halloween merchandise. If you, too, want to get in the proper spooky spirit, here’s an excellent video from Ask a Mortician about the history of Halloween that can set the mood a lot better than pumpkin decorations in the 85-degree heat ever could. History, after all, is always applicable… Read the full story


Has social media changed the way we grieve?

Sep 18, 2015–theindependent.co.uk: Alright, I’ll admit it: the first thing I do in the morning is check my Facebook. Aunty-you-never-speak-to has invited you to play Candy Crush, annoying-girl-from-freshers has a posted a video of a dog fast asleep captioned ‘this is me in the morning, lol’, boyfriend-from-primary-school has a birthday today. But every now and then, while sifting through all this drivel, you come across something that can’t be ignored: ‘RIP mate, horrible news’… Read the full story


The Rituals of Modern Death

Sep 16, 2015–opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com: Before I was an intern standing in the middle of the night over a pale, motionless woman about to certify her death, I had a very different vision of what a person’s final moment would be like. Like many young people, my exposure to death was confined to stories others had told me or depictions of deaths on television. I didn’t see the true face of death until I was the one filling out the death certificate… Read the full story


‘Uncomfortable’ Photo of Family Shows Devastation of Heroin Abuse

Sep 14, 2015–yahoo.com: Eva Holland and her children, Lucas and Ava, are all smiles standing next to their father in an open coffin in the photo she posted on Facebook Thursday. “I guarantee Mike was in heaven laughing as we took our final family photo,” the Cincinnati, Ohio, widow wrote about her late husband on Instagram sharing the same image — from his Sept. 2 funeral. “I used to drive him crazy taking multiple selfies of us trying to get a good one. Tonight was no different. Between the tears I just couldn’t get it right. So even our final photo had to have a re-take. Thanks for giving the kids strength and being there for us tonight.” Read the full story


The morning after I killed myself.

Sep 12, 2015–imgur.com: The morning after I killed myself, I woke up. I made myself breakfast in bed. I added salt and pepper to my eggs and used my toast for a cheese and bacon sandwich. I squeezed a grapefruit into a juice glass. I scraped the ashes from the frying pan and rinsed the butter off the counter. I washed the dishes and folded the towels… Read the full story

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