Religious scholars and faith leaders reflect on the death rites cultures have developed to honor the deceased, comfort the living and share the burden of mourning.
Even those of us spared the worst of COVID-19 are missing our favorite pastimes, places and people. But pleasure can also take unexpected new forms in a pandemic.
The process of coming to terms with a loss is central to these films, which are aching and inventive renderings of complex feelings and moments.
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
The objects we gather around us - from op shops, from roadsides, from the intimate spaces of lost loved ones - are far from inanimate. They carry wisdom, comfort and guidance.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it's common for mothers to lose two children.
Facing loss alone is a terrible predicament. But help is available.
Doctors are being forced to make difficult choices regarding who gets ventilators in this pandemic. An expert argues why this has parallels with choices soldiers have to make during wartime.
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?
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.
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.
As Australia picks up the pieces after the fires, we must understand the unique grief Aboriginal people experience from a loss of country.
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.
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.
The aim was to understand intense social problems that accompany people's medical problems.
An anthology of Victorian women poets is a window into their thoughts and feelings during the first world war.
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.
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.
How do women decide whether – and what – to say about their pregnancy loss experiences on social media?