The ritual might seem strange, but a sociologist spent eight years studying it – and found that there really is a therapeutic benefit.
When a patient dies, grieving family and friends too often languish in neglect.
Many in the Western world lack the explicit mourning rituals that help people deal with loss. On Day of the Dead, two scholars describe ancient mourning practices.
The pain of grief is part of human existence. Daoist and Confucian philosophy can help find meaning in grief.