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AVAILABLE EXPERT - Public mourning

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Queen’s University public mourning expert Jill Scott is available for comment on the public outpouring of grief following the terrorist attacks in Brussels and the death of Rob Ford.

“During this time, we’re trying to make sense of the nonsensical, we’re trying to make meaning,” says Dr. Scott. “We join together, we light candles, we share stories. We take whatever opportunity we can to knit together some narrative, no matter how painful, to help us make sense. When you’re in a period of prolonged grief, you’re fragile so everything becomes magnified, more difficult and more painful. People react in a variety of ways — some people shut everything out and other people feel a need to connect in any way possible.”

Please note Dr. Scott is only available for telephone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca) or Chris Armes (613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or chris.armes@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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