Author Archives: Wendy Epstein

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

 [Editor: today is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.. It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. AfterTalk commemorates

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Joan Rivers: an Aftertalk Letter and Personal Rememberance

Dear Joan Rivers, You were the only one of the countless celebrities that he cared for who reached out to me and my children after my husband Allen Epstein, committed suicide. Your affection for him was clear as his had been for both you and Melissa, but you were determined that day to make sure,

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Communicate with Deceased Loved Ones and the Value of AfterTalk

Grief is a very painful emotion and can cause great distress. For older people it can even be especially difficult to experience. Grief if prolonged can lead to depression and even physical illness. Grief from the death of a loved one is a response to the loss of that person’s presence in our lives. The

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