China limited families to one child from 1980 to 2015 to curb population growth. The policy paid off economically for the country, but it left couples whose only child died grieving and impoverished.
The testimonies of bereavement counsellors reveals devastatingly lonely experiences of grief, unexpected feelings of loss and even some silver linings.
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.
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
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.
The processing time for the government's Funeral Expenses Payment is decreasing, but the costs related to a funeral are still high.
The death of a close friend is a much overlooked bereavement.
With digital immortality comes fear of digital erasure from those who treasure messages and photos of dead loved ones.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
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.
There is a gap in most people's knowledge – experiential poverty – about how to deal with death.
The process of grieving can happen in stages. But these stages are rarely experienced in the same way by one bereaved person and another.
Why it's okay to use social media to mourn.
The film of Cave's first tour since the death of his son is powerful and evocative.
Bereaved families strive to comprehend that there is nothing they could have done to prevent the death of their loved one. Viewing the crime-and-accident scene images can offer a path to healing.
Every single pregnancy matters. It is time to end preventable harm.
Millions of people are affected by death and dying – but politicians don't want to talk about it.
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.
Just ask Céline Dion – and countless others.