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After a Suicide, Grief and Growth: Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner

In 1996, at age 36, Rabbi Gabriel Kirshner died by suicide. In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, Exit Strategy Host Stephanie Garry speaks with Gabriel’s younger brother, Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner of Temple Emanu-El in Closter, NJ, about the grief and aftermath of this tragic loss — and the responsibility of the Jewish and general communities to aggressively recognize and remove stigmas surrounding mental illnesses like depression.

Useful websites:

www.plazajewishcommunitychapel.org

www.noshameonu.org

www.rethinktheconversation.org

www.copingaftersuicide.com

Useful Books:

Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss, by Jennifer Ashton, MD

To Begin Again: The Journey Toward Comfort, Strength, and Faith in Difficult Times, by Rabbi Naomi Levy

Talking to God: Personal Prayers for Times of Joy, Sadness, Struggle and Celebration, by Rabbi Naomi Levy

Contact Exit Strategy:

[email protected]

Contact Rabbi Kirshner

@rabbikirshner
[email protected]

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