Rates of depression are expected to rise in the wake of coronavirus, as isolation and financial woes multiply.
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Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?
Emily McPherson College Library, Russell St, circa 1960s.
The books chosen as finalists in this year's Stella Prizes can help us draw on our innate resources. We can seek inner truths and explore ways to support each other thanks to these gifted writers.
Coffins of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and others are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners.
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Iranian leaders seem eager to use the powerful emotions surrounding his death to coalesce power around the regime. History shows that mass mourning is a powerful way to bring people together.
Regrowth one month after fires at Colo Heights, NSW. A legacy of displacement and racism inflames bushfire trauma for Aboriginal Australians.
As Australia picks up the pieces after the fires, we must understand the unique grief Aboriginal people experience from a loss of country.
The holidays for many are not always about joy. Grief is a significant part of the holidays for those who have lost loved ones in the past year.
Grief has been thought to present itself in five stages, but newer studies into how people process grief shows that, in many ways, it never ends. Grief can be especially powerful at the holidays.
Grandparents grieve for their child and their stillborn grandchild, a grief we need to acknowledge.
The world's first study of how grandmothers experience the death of their stillborn grandchild exposes a unique kind of grief. But there are many ways we can support them.
People from non-Western cultures use different words to speak about mental health.
The aim was to understand intense social problems that accompany people's medical problems.
Nettie Palmer’s ’s 1916 poem, Birds, was a love song from a wife to a soldier-husband.
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An anthology of Victorian women poets is a window into their thoughts and feelings during the first world war.
These images of Cherine Fahd’s grandfather’s funeral were tucked away in a brown paper envelope for decades. As a society, we too often keep grief hidden from view.
Rarely seen in the family album are photographs of funerals, burials and the suffering of those who are left to mourn.
With digital immortality comes fear of digital erasure from those who treasure messages and photos of dead loved ones.
Many children experience the death of a loved one. How teachers respond matters.
When it comes to helping students who've lost a loved one, educators often don't know what to do or say. A pediatrician offers insights on how schools can support children in grief.
Sharing about tragedy online can help people feel less alone.
How do women decide whether – and what – to say about their pregnancy loss experiences on social media?
Grief is an individualised process.
The process of grieving can happen in stages. But these stages are rarely experienced in the same way by one bereaved person and another.
Donated breast milk.
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The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
Children not only lose their sibling, their parents can also disappear into profound grief.
It's important to make genuine room for children in discussions about death, ritual planning and meaning-making.
How do animals think and feel?
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A growing body of evidence points to how animals are aware of death, can experience grief and will sometimes mourn for or ritualize their dead.
Richard Thompson, the author’s best friend.
Academic research brings people close together as they collaborate on shared goals and projects that often last decades. Saying goodbye to a collaborator can be as hard as saying goodbye to family.
It's hard to know where to start. But using the right language can help.
Social media has become a powerful platform to cope with grief.
Why it's okay to use social media to mourn.
Knowing what to say to someone who has lost a loved one by suicide can help survivors.
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Survivors of those who have died by suicide have special needs that many people do not quite understand. An expert in grief offers ways to be a helpful, healing presence and avoid saying things that will hurt.