Discussing Death: Healing and Helping at End of Life

Discussing Death: Healing and Helping at End of Life

No one knows how many people will die from COVID-19. Yet in the wake of this pandemic, how many of us are ready or able to discuss death in a healthy way, or know where to go to have those conversations? Most people have never heard of a Death Café, but Death Cafés have been hosted in the Vancouver/ Portland area for over two years.

“We have never in our lifetimes had to contend with such unprecedented changes to our lifestyle, and threats to our health and well-being,” states Jools Barsky, co-founder of Death Café, a nonprofit social franchise. “Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying.”

What Is Death Café?

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Recently returned to the Pacific Northwest, Dana Greyson is a freelance writer, former mediator and world traveler. When she’s not exploring, she’s usually writing. She blogs about her sailing adventures on Galley Wench Tales.

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