June 17, 2024

Zukor Publishes Column in The Group Psychologist

Tevya Zukor, director of the Talley Center for Counseling Services, recently published a column in The Group Psychologist, the newsletter of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.

Entitled Civilians Die From Suicide, Not by Murder, Zukor reflects on the deaths of fashion designer and icon Kate Spade as well as celebrity chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. Zukor writes:

“Anthony Bourdain’s death hit me hard. My mind flashed back to that fleeting conversation I had with him; not the content of the conversation (which has long ago been lost to memory), but rather to the vibrancy and enthusiasm of the person I admired. I thought, with great sadness, about the people who were closest to Mr. Bourdain and the profound sense of loss they were experiencing. I thought of the multiple times, both personally and professionally, when I have been confronted with the immediate aftermath of a completed suicide. There is a profound sense of shock and incongruence of those scenes – the dichotomy that one life has suddenly, and violently, ended while thousands of others continue uninterrupted and unaware of the tragedy that has occurred next to them.”