Saints' relics, locks of hair, the laying of flowers: keeping the dead close took many forms in the past. We could learn from them today.
Mechanisms such as rhythm, shared emotions and the memory of specific events make music a powerful tool for connecting with other people.
Many are embarrassed to publicly show too much grief over the death of a dog. But research has shown just how devastating the loss can be.
After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.
It's easy to imagine the sadness that comes with a loved one's disappearance, but there's anger too – and admin.
The lack of suicide training provided in nursing programmes can leave nurses feeling like there is a risk of further harm to the patient.
Because we all have it in us to be strong and courageous.
Families and friends bereaved after a sudden trauma may need both formal and informal support to help cope with their grief.
Death rituals help us to cope with loss and perhaps even feelings of guilt associated with disposing of a corpse.
Children's perceptions of death vary with developmental stages. Understanding these is key to helping them normalise their thoughts and feelings when someone they know dies.
How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
In fact, even a happy heart can break.
The risk of developing an irregular heartbeat was 41% higher among those who were grieving a partner's loss than among those who hadn't experienced such loss. And this could last up to a year.
January seems to be characterised by deluge of public mourning. But why do we do it?
Privately, we grieve for those we’ve loved. Publicly, we grieve for those we’ve never even met.
As Paris tries to come to terms with what has happened, unified responses to the terror attacks will be crucial.
Would you meet with the people found responsible for the deaths of your family members or friends?
New research aims to bring hope to the often forgotten or stigmatised friends and relatives of those who die from drug or alcohol use.
A growing number of researchers are looking to grief to understand how people will respond to climate change.
The internet and social media has turned a private death into a very public one.