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My Vexing/Gratifying 7 Years Of Caregiving

This essay was originally published in The Huffington Post. Re-posted with Jacobs’ permission. On April 26, while lying motionless in her nursing home bed with closed eyelids and a gaping mouth, my 86-year-old mother took two last short breaths before peacefully going still. Her death from complications of dementia and kidney failure brought to a […]

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Angry Caregivers’ Misguided Blame

This essay was originally published in The Huffington Post. Re-posted with Jacobs’ permission. “What made you decide to end your marriage?” I asked the exasperated 42-year-old woman in my office. We were having one of those post-op individual psychotherapy sessions shortly after the couples therapy I conducted with her and her husband had failed. Our […]

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Physician Assisted Suicide And Teen Suicide: One Policy’s Dangerous Message To Vulnerable Youth

Two girls from Florida and Georgia, ages 14 and 12, live-streamed their suicides on Facebook last month. Another man, who was 33, did the same in Los Angeles. Three million American teens are currently experiencing a major depressive disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death among […]

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