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The When You Die Project:
Hosting the conversation you've been avoiding.

From existential afterlife questions such as “What happens when you die?” to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life.

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Grief and the Holidays

Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share with each other

Features

In the Realm of Death & Dreaming
is now for rent!

In this documentary director Johanna Lunn explores what happens when you die – does consciousness continue or is it lights out?

See what people are saying
about the film!

Jill Schock – Being a Death Doula in the time of COVID-19

The more people divide, the worse things are going to get. I hope that we’re able to see the nuggets of beauty in life and take advantage of those—of those moments, of those people, of those times, of those restaurant reservations, instead of isolating out of fear or anger, and coming together, really, instead.

Jill Chandler

Jill Chandler handled many roles in her life: performer, wife, mother. But when her husband Donald died, Jill became a young widow. She spoke with us about grief, loss, healing and the fact that life does go on.

Stories

How You Can Support a Grieving Friend Through the Holidays

There is a good chance that you know someone who is facing the imminent holiday with impending dread. It’s hard to know what to say to a friend who is grieving, and the holidays can be a particularly difficult time to face. There are ways to help (or not!) but the main rule is to follow the lead of the person who is grieving.

An Interview with Francesca Arnoldy

Join Francesca Arnoldy (Contemplative Doula) and Johanna Lunn (When You Die Project) for a robust discussion about Lunn’s new documentary, including Q&A with end-of-life doulas.

The When You Die Project: Hosting the  conversation you’ve been avoiding. 

From existential afterlife questions to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life. 

WhenYouDie.org is where you’ll find clips from our upcoming documentary about death along with stories around death 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.

Share your story about death through images, text, audio or video 

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. You can contribute, too. What’s your death story?