Death is a universal human experience. So why do many avoid talking about it?
Open and honest discussions about death can help to better understand death and ensure a person's wishes for end-of-life care are known and respected.
Without these discussions, remaining family members and caregivers may struggle to make important decisions while in the midst of their grief.
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Death Cafe events provide a safe environment in which to share your thoughts about death and dying.
Death Cafes are one way to help people broach the subject of death and dying. See here for a list of other tools to prompt conversations about this topic.
Need to talk?
My name is Brian. After a friend of mine's mother passed away and the funeral was over, I found myself curious to talk to somebody about life, death and my own personal thoughts on the subject. I have no idea where to look. Do venues for these types of conversations even exist?