WARNING. THIS POST CONTAINS SOME HARSH LANGUAGE THAT SOME OF YOU WILL FIND OBJECTIONABLE. WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF YOU CHOSE TO READ IT AND ARE OFFENDED. Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt’s wife, writer Michelle McNamara, died last year one week after her 46th birthday from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart
I stumbled upon this quote in a novel by one of my favorite authors, Jeffery Deaver, best known for his Lincoln Rhyme series, especially The Bone Collector which was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington. It is a dialogue about grief between an adolescent girl who has lost her mother tragically in a case
Editor: AfterTalk is about bereavement and grieving, which usually, but not always, begin with a death. Many of us are at that age where we might experience the death of a loved one, and have to go through all the arrangements required; but if it is our first, it is unlikely to be our last.
The nation has mourned the death of Mary Tyler Moore as if she were a head of state. Perhaps she was the head of a state of mind. I thought we should take time to recognize her. We honor both the character she portrayed and the incredibly philanthropic person she was in real life, raising
Over a year ago Dr. David Fajgenbaum contributed a piece to AfterTalk on support for grieving college students. He was the subject of a New York Times article last Sunday about his own struggle with Castleman Disease which is extremely rare and frequently fatal. To read the article on Dr. Fajgenbaum click this link: THE NEW