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.
New genetic research could help identify those most at risk of suicide.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
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.
There is a gap in most people's knowledge – experiential poverty – about how to deal with death.
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.
Social media has become a powerful platform to cope with grief.
Why it's okay to use social media to mourn.
Screenshot from Distant Sky (2018).
The film of Cave's first tour since the death of his son is powerful and evocative.
A forensic photograph featured in the film Unnatural Deaths.
courtesy NSW Police
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.
An issue ignored.
Millions of people are affected by death and dying – but politicians don't want to talk about it.
Making death masks of notorious criminals was common in the 19th century, such as this cast of murderer William Burke at the University of Edinburgh’s Anatomy Museum.
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.
Muhammad Ali pictured in Germany in 1976.
The boxer's death follows hard on the heels of David Bowie and Prince. The world is losing global icons and learning how to grieve using new and democratic tools.
A fatal flaw?
In fact, even a happy heart can break.
New research aims to bring hope to the often forgotten or stigmatised friends and relatives of those who die from drug or alcohol use.
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…
Helping other preterm infants helps bereaved mothers come to terms with their own loss.
The death of an infant is terrible for both parents, but for many mothers, physical reminders such as lactation, can seem incongruent when motherhood has been cut short. These women can find solace in…