Raising awareness about death

When You Die is a feature documentary and web project
that brings issues of mind and body together in the exploration of end of life care
and what happens when you die.

BJ Miller mic

If you haven’t heard of this palliative care doctor who is senior director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, we’ve gathered some of the best talks and interviews to share with you. Why tune into what Miller has to say? Not only is his TED Talk among the top viewed, he continues to inspire us with his perspectives on end-of-life care and how the reality of our mortality can play an enriching role in our lives. Not later. But now.

More Stories We Love

Have You Met BJ Miller?

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Teaching Doctors to Say When

June 3, 2016 /0 /0

Love with the End in Sight

May 19, 2016 /0 /0

How to Say Good-Bye

May 12, 2016 /0 /0

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Your Personal Experience

Through personal stories and professional insight When You Die will make the case for taking death from the margins of society, and restoring it to it’s rightful place along side birth.

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WhenYouDie.org is where you’ll find clips from our documentary-in-progress along with stories we love—stories that inspire us, intrigue us, and help further a healthy discussion about death in our culture.


We don’t endorse every point of view in these stories but respect them and offer them up in the spirit of reclaiming death as a rich, challenging, rewarding, exhausting, heartbreaking, heart-filling, integral part of our human journey.
Stories We Love

“My dying patients shared lessons about what they could have done, what they should have done, and what they didn’t do until it was too late. They looked back at their lives and taught me all of the things that were really meaningful, not about dying… but about living.”

The Wheel of Life, by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD