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|Dealing With Death
Let's face it: death is part of life. It seems that way now more than ever, doesn't it? We're constantly surrounded by death in the news, on television, in films and music...not to mention in our own lives. Yet it's a totally taboo subject in most families, schools, and communities. When we lose a loved one-- whether to illness, suicide, or violence-- most of us are left to face our pain alone.
In this episode, In the Mix breaks the silence and encourages young people to frankly discuss their thoughts and experiences surrounding the issue. We meet teens who are confronting death head-on in a variety of ways. The point? That it's more than okay to think about, talk about, and express yourself about death. Actually, it's essential.
College student Laura has been living with cystic fibrosis since birth. She talks about how her terminal illness affects how she and her friends view death. Finally, young people struggling with the loss of someone they love find help through bereavement support groups.
"Dealing With Death" was funded by the Open Society Institute's Youth Media Program and the Project on Death in America. The program is regularly re-broadcast on PBS affiliates across the country. Please check our schedule and station list for airtimes.
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