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A Psalm for sorrows

A Psalm for sorrows

Finding Biblical balm amid mass shootings and other tragedies
A citywide reckoning with death in New York shows Americans may be ready to talk about a topic they once sought to avoid
New Yorkers take a condolence letter writing class with a funeral director

After a suicide, loved ones left behind deal with waves of shame and guilt, but life can become good again
Writing regularly about pain and tragedy has shown me how God’s children walk by faith through valleys
Despair and hope mark a week of high-profile deaths, including a pro-life teenager’s dying request
Suicide leaves an unfilled space, and a pain that remains
A pair of high-profile suicides brings attention to a growing crisis
Loneliness plagues our social-media-drenched society, and summer is the season of greatest isolation