Nona Perdue

Nona’s son, Drew, died of an overdose on Christmas Eve 2017; her mother died exactly eight months later. Nona describes the challenges of grieving a stigmatized loss and how her grief for her mother differs from that of her son. She says even the smallest gestures can bring a huge amount of comfort to someone who’s grieving.

Nona Perdue stands in front of a large collection of artistic glass pieces in an art gallery
Close up photo of a woman cradling a baby
Nona Perdue signs the back of a framed art print

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