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National Suicide Prevention Week

By: Lane Pease, Program Director September 8th – 14th is National Suicide Prevention week.  At Kate’s Club, we regularly work with families who have lost a family member to suicide.  The families come with the normal feelings of grief, but also experiencing intense feelings of guilt, anger, and shame.  Recently, my own community lost several…

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Atlanta's Inaugural Death Cafe

As usual, I was listening to NPR on the way home.  I heard about the Death Cafe concept started in England in late 2011 by Jon  Underwood.  The purpose of a Death Cafe is to foster a safe, respectful, confidential, casual forum for discussion of death and how our thoughts and questions about death impact the way…

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Empowering

This weekend I read an amazing book my sister passed on to me, Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It is the story of Alice, a brilliant woman suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. A year after her official diagnosis, Alice forms the first support group in her area for early-onset Alzheimer’s patients. There are already support…

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