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Tag Archives: Grief (Emotion)
Following a Two-Year Decline, Suicide Rates Rose Again in 2021
Suicide increased among younger Black, Hispanic and Native American people, and declined among whites and older people, the C.D.C. reported.
How Do You Serve a Friend in Despair?
I learned hard lessons when my oldest friend, Pete, plunged into depression.
Robbed of Space to Mourn
Grieving loved ones in public isn’t normal, yet families do it valiantly.
Prince Harry Said Psychedelics Helped His Grief. Here’s What to Know.
In his new memoir, Prince Harry talks about taking psychedelics to deal with the ongoing pain over the death of his mother. Here’s what we know and don’t know about their effectiveness.
My Uncle Taught Pelé Guitar: The Mourning Is Deeper in One City
While fans around the world grieve Pelé’s death, in Santos, Brazil, where he first made his mark, residents recall a friend and neighbor who never forgot them.
The Best Runs You Took in 2022
Your most memorable runs of the year included finally hitting the pavement after having a baby, healing from grief, committing to love and committing to your very first run.
Brendan Fraser, The Whale and Fatness On Film
Stories have an impact. They contribute to perception. And how this film deals with fatness is egregious: exploitative and, at times, cruel.
Plastic Off the Sofa
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” doesn’t shy away from big subjects like grief and colonization. The hosts of “Still Processing” are ready for it.
Anderson Cooper Explores Grief and Loss in Deeply Personal Podcast
Over the eight episodes of “All There Is,” the CNN anchor digs into his own family traumas as well as those of others.
How Covid Myths Spread on Far-Right Social Media Platforms
The Biden administration has pushed social media giants like Facebook to curb Covid misinformation. But it is thriving on fringe platforms like Gab, a hub for extremist content.
In France, Victims’ Fund Struggles to Heal Terrorism’s Traumas
At the trial over the 2016 terrorist attack in Nice, bereaved family members and survivors vent frustration at a cumbersome process to obtain compensation.
Cultural Bereavement: Naming the Grief Refugees May Feel
There is a name for the specific type of grief that both refugees and migrants experience. It’s called “cultural bereavement.”
A Lost Friend on My Mind
Paul disappeared years ago. Yet I see him everywhere.
In ‘The Furrows,’ Namwali Serpell Confronts a Sibling’s Disappearance
Confronting sudden loss in her own life, Namwali Serpell has written “The Furrows,” a disquieting portrait of the human mind, warped by grief.
How Yiyun Li Became a Beacon for Readers in Mourning
The novelist Yiyun Li, known for her powerful distillations of personal grief, makes art from subverted expectations.
A Welsh Village Embraces Its Bond With the Queen
A disaster at Aberfan, a small Welsh community, almost 60 years ago forged an unusual link between the community and the queen. The atmosphere there today — quiet grief coupled with brief flashes of dissent — encapsulates the national mood.
What Is the Future of the British Monarchy?
Readers discuss whether it is, in one writer’s words, “time to wind up the affairs of ‘the firm.’” Also: Rudy Giuliani; Navy SEALs; the nursing shortage.
When a Private Loss Requires Public Grief
To mourn in public is to feel judged but supported, too.
Tending to Grass, and to Grief, on a Tennis Court in Iowa
Twenty years ago, a grass court emerged from the surrounding cornfields in Charles City. Its story is colored by exacting standards, profound loss and, ultimately, rebirth.
How We Mourn Covid’s Victims
In Britain, artists lit a structure aflame. At the Jersey Shore, names were carved on shells and rocks. With more than six million dead, memorials have evolved along the way.
As Buffalo Supermarket Reopens, Memories of Massacre Haunt Workers
Two months after 10 were killed at Tops Friendly Market, employees and Masten Park residents confront the pain of returning and remembering.
Mourning Technoblade: Fans Grieve a Minecraft Star They Never Met
The expert gamer built a following of millions of mostly young players on YouTube, without revealing his name or face.
Father’s Day Can be Hard. Here’s How to Handle the Holiday.
For people grieving a loss or facing thoughts “about what could have been or what may never be,” there are ways to find solace.
Sewol Ferry Disaster in South Korea Leaves Unhealed Wounds
Eight years after the Sewol ferry disaster took the lives of 250 South Korean students, parents say they are still struggling to come to terms with the lessons the tragedy brought to bear.
After Uvalde, Teachers Wonder ‘What More?’
Teachers were already grappling with adrift students and political fights. After the mass shooting in a Texas elementary school, many wondered how much more they had left to give.
Modern Love Podcast: One Man’s Trash
Listen to a story about a man who couldn’t understand his feelings — until he decided to get rid of his couch.
Uvalde Needs Our Prayers After the Robb Elementary School Shooting
“In prayer, I find the answers I need or the strength I need.”
Grief Shame: Why We Judge Each Other’s Grief
A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.
A Million Americans Have Died From Covid. We Need to Mourn Together.
The magnitude of the loss is overwhelming. Every person who died represents a community, a family or a group of friends who will never be the same.
Nearing a Grim Milestone: One Million U.S. Covid Deaths
Readers ponder an impending horrible milestone. Also: Grief in our times; college debt; policies and public opinion; students’ letters.
I Lost My Baby. Then Antivaxxers Made My Pain Go Viral.
There’s a human toll to misinformation.
In Grief Is How We Live Now
We are grieving the loss of the familiar.
Mother’s Day Brings Me Two Kinds of Grief
There is grief that strangles you and grief that holds you.
Some People Turn Suffering Into Wisdom
They have the ability to reconsider everything they thought they knew.
Books About Death and Grief Can Bring Hope
The saddest stories can show us how full of grace the fallen world can be.
America’s Pandemic P.T.S.D.
We underestimate the extreme trauma that society has endured, and still lives with, at our own peril.
‘Death Cleaning’: A Reckoning With Clutter, Grief and Memories
These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.
Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process?
“How dare you tell me how long I may grieve?” one reader writes. Readers are mostly opposed to declaring it a disorder, arguing that it is stigmatizing.
What a ‘Grief Camp’ For Kids Can Show Us About Healing
Yaren, age 10, lost her mother at 6. She felt alone in her grief — until she attended a camp for kids who have lost someone important.
How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.
The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.
Modern Love Podcast: A Mother’s Wild, Extravagant Love
She couldn’t be physically present for her daughter’s life. But she found a way to be there, still.
Why New York Needs a Covid Memorial
New York needs a way to come together.
These Climate Scientists Are Fed Up and Ready to Go on Strike
Evidence on global warming is piling up. Nations aren’t acting. Some researchers are asking what difference more reports will make.
Grief About Covid Can Unite Us
The suffering that Covid wrought can unite us.
Instagram Is Making Valentine’s Day Even Lonelier
Romantic love is a beautiful thing, but it is not the only way to feel connected, to feel seen, to feel loved.
Climate Change Enters the Therapy Room
Ten years ago, psychologists proposed that a wide range of people would suffer anxiety and grief over climate. Skepticism about that idea is gone.
Kathryn Schulz: Making Sense of Our Covid Losses
What losing my father taught me about the pandemic.
After a Mastectomy, Moving Between Gratitude and Grief
Getting diagnosed with a breast cancer gene mutation at 32 was a gift, but left room for disappointment too.
What My Queer Uncle Taught Me About How to Live
A beloved uncle left an inheritance made of love.