Teenagers don’t usually spend very much time contemplating death. We are dealing with the trials and stresses of growing up and becoming adults, so much so that our own mortalities are too far off in the distance for us to be concerned about. But paradoxically, it’s around this same age that we often begin to understand death in a more visceral way. We reach a point in time when we start experiencing the mortality of others who are close to us: a father, a grandparent or sometimes even a friend. And we begin forming more intricate, concrete perceptions of grief and death.
The Talon explores several different facets of how youth and adults perceive loss and grief. From the perspective of our students, to those who deal with death within the workplace, we learn how death impacts each of us as individuals and unites us as humans.