Human mortality and death are complex and often emotional topics. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting death doula and educator Siobhan Skehan for Getting Comfortable With Death, an open discussion aimed at helping people manage anxieties and face the facts of human mortality.
In a media release, the library said that this conversation is part of a broader collective called the Date With Death Club, and is not connected to specific religious beliefs.
“By coming to this event, people will be able to explore mortality in [a] community, make connections, and learn what death doulas do, “ said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “With resources provided for everyone who attends, we hope they come away with a better understanding of what death means to them and how they want to approach mortality.”
Skehan, a former high school teacher, now offers death doula support and provides community-based death and dying education. According to the release, she is passionate about spreading the message that “doing death differently” is possible.
Getting Comfortable With Death will take place at KFPL’s Central Branch from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. Registration is required and can be completed online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7705835 or over the phone at 613-549-8888.