William Feigelman

William Feigelman, PhD, is Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Nassau Community College (Garden City, New York), where he has taught for more than 44 years and still teaches part-time. Author and co-author of seven books and more than 40 journal articles, he has written on a wide variety of social science subjects including child adoptions, youth alcohol and drug abuse, problem gambling, tobacco use and cessation, and intergroup relations. Since 2002, after his son Jesse's suicide, Dr. Feigelman has focused his professional writings on youth suicide and suicide bereavement. This work has appeared in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Death Studies, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying and Illness, Crisis and Loss. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and the Association for Death Education and Counseling, a frequent presenter at bereavement conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, and a co-facilitator of a survivors' support group


Drug and Alcohol Deaths, 20 Sep 2015

William Feigelman Ph.D. and Beverly Feigelman LCSW: Drug and Alcohol Deaths, 15 Sep 2015

Profile of Drug-Death Bereaved Parents, 07 Feb 2013

The Stigma of Suicide and How It Affects Survivors’ Healing, 31 Jan 2013

Does a Child’s Death Adversely Affect Marital Stability?, 17 Jan 2013