Nurses can be scared to talk about suicide just as much as the next person.
The lack of suicide training provided in nursing programmes can leave nurses feeling like there is a risk of further harm to the patient.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Because we all have it in us to be strong and courageous.
Memorial on the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ in Nice.
Families and friends bereaved after a sudden trauma may need both formal and informal support to help cope with their grief.
Traditional song and dance at a Torajan funeral.
Death rituals help us to cope with loss and perhaps even feelings of guilt associated with disposing of a corpse.
It’s important to have age-appropriate dialogue with children about death.
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.
A fatal flaw?
In fact, even a happy heart can break.
We found those grieving for a lost spouse are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
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.
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As Paris tries to come to terms with what has happened, unified responses to the terror attacks will be crucial.
Melbourne man Jan Laczynski (right), who lost five friends in the Bali bombings meets Nasir Abbas, who trained the bombers.
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.
How will we cope with the losses posed by climate change?
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A growing number of researchers are looking to grief to understand how people will respond to climate change.
Leonard Nimoy, who by anyone’s standards lived long (83) and prospered.
The internet and social media has turned a private death into a very public one.
The Australian cricket team is mourning the death of Phillip Hughes.
The cricket world has been rocked by the tragic death of 25-year-old Phillip Hughes who lost his life two days after being struck on the back of the head by a cricket ball during a match in Sydney. In…
We know deaths in families have a profound psychological impact. Why, then, do we expect grief to be a tidy process?
When I was three years old my brother was born. He had a heart condition, and after being in and out of hospital for the whole of his little life, he died when I was five. The time after he was gone was…
Zelda Williams: taking a break from Twitter.
When I read that Robin William’s daughter Zelda was deleting her Twitter and Instagram because of abusive messages in the aftermath of her father’s death, I recalled Richard Dawkins’ book The Selfish Gene…
Someone’s son too, but how can the families of mass killers grieve?
The mounting flowers and candles in Isla Vista mark the mourning of six university students killed in the mass shooting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and sympathy for the other 13 who…
A child looks on at Kuala Lumpur International Airport as the wait and search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight continues.
It’s been ten days since missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The search is continuing over a wide area, with Australia now taking the lead over the…