Suicide and the Holidays
Friday December 21, 2018

Suicide and the Holidays

Suicide is more common around the holidays, right?   Wrong. It is a myth that suicide rates increase around the holidays. Perhaps because we hope that the holidays will be a time of enhanced joy and connection, it feels especially poignant when someone dies by suicide at this time of year. The gap is especially great […]

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Why I light Hanukkah Candles
Friday December 15, 2017

Why I light Hanukkah Candles

In the northern hemisphere, daylight has been dwindling and next week, December 21st, will mark the winter solstice. In my hometown of New York City, we will have almost six fewer hours of daylight than we had around the summer solstice in June. Enveloped in cold and darkness, it’s no coincidence that this time of […]

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