Judy Collins Shares Joan Rivers' Advice on Coping With Suicide

With a career that spans five decades and an astonishing fifty albums, legendary folk singer and social activist Judy Collins continues to inspire her audiences performing over 100 shows per year. She is out now with a new duets album, Strangers Again, which features some amazing guest vocalists including Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffet, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson and Don McLean.

In the clip below, Collins shares advice that Joan Rivers gave her in the wake of her son's suicide twenty-three years ago.

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