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Death educator Susan Srigley on why we need more conversations about dying

Death educator and Nipissing University professor Susan Srigley starts her semesters off by having students reflect on their personal experiences with death.

“The majority of those assignments tell a story of students who have not been supported around death, have not been prepared for death, and largely their experience is one of isolation and silence,” she said.

Srigley said students tell her that being able to openly discuss death helps them better process it.

“Being able to write about it and talk about it, makes them feel less anxious.”

Srigley spoke with People First Radio about her work educating students, and why she feels its important we talk more about death.

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