Dr William Feigelman
William Feigelman, PhD, is Emeritus Professor at Nassau Community College (Garden City, New York) where he taught for 50 years. He is author and co-author of seven books and more than 55 journal articles. Since 2002, after his son Jesse's suicide, Dr. Feigelman has focused his professional writings on youth suicide and suicide bereavement publishing in journals like Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Death Studies Illness, Crisis and Loss He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and a frequent presenter at bereavement conferences in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan. Together with his wife, he is one of the co-authors of Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs.The book was conceived following the devastating loss of their son and was written from their perspectives as suicide-bereaved parents, as co-leaders of a suicide-survivor support group and as survey researchers.