Tag Archives: mourning

Campaigning for Craig: the healing power of a legacy T-shirt

Nancy Gershman Chicago, Illinois, United States   Figure 1: Original photo of Craig Sometimes the elephant in the room is a painful irony, like the story of Craig, a 25-year-old flying instructor who died in his aircraft. As parents we think, “Oh, if only we’d talked him out of flying lessons!” But as bereavement professionals, […]

Crossing boundaries: visual representations of death and dying

Mary T. Shannon Portland, Oregon, United States   Introduction How do we as clinicians, caregivers, and fellow human beings talk about death and dying in our culture, or perhaps more precisely, how do we not talk about it? Many avoid the topic out of fear, denial, or discomfort, creating silent narratives that torment, isolate, and […]