Victoria Noe

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Helping Young Men Grieve Their Friends

Helping Young Men Grieve Their Friends
Jan 15, 2013 by Victoria Noe
Live for the MomentLast spring I wrote about a photographic exhibit Live for the Moment. The exhibit, based on a study by Dr. Genevieve Creighton at the University of British Columbia, showed how young men used photography to deal with the death of a friend. The study continues with an exhibit this month in Whistler, BC, with photographs taken by a group of men aged 19-25 who each lost a friend to accidental death in the past year. What Dr. Creighton found was that even in the broad category of “accidental” deaths, there was a wide range of circumstances as well as responses.The community responds differently to accidental deaths “on the mountain” (skiing or snowboarding) than to those off...