Scientists know that the intense stress of grieving can affect the body in various ways, but much remains a mystery.
It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
Michelle Zauner, a musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, is making her book debut with “Crying in H Mart.”
Officer William F. Evans was the second Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in the Rotunda this year, the latest blow to a department reeling after the Jan. 6 attack.
For each person who dies of Covid-19, experts say there at least nine newly bereaved. We must begin to address the toll.
Inspired by the new Netflix documentary series, a writer takes a journey through his own closet as a means of processing grief.
We’ve been deprived of the last moments with loved ones and in-person gatherings to mourn together. What can we do to heal?
Some have regrets over unfinished business. For others, the end of an unhappy and complicated relationship just comes as a relief.
Their words remind us that suffering is not our only birthright. Life is also our birthright — life and love and beauty.
There is no singular way to respond to heartache or sorrow. Find the strategy that works best for you.
Nursing homes, one of the most restricted settings in America during the pandemic, are allowing visitors again. But opening the doors has brought new complications.
“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”
There is a name for grief that isn’t routinely acknowledged: disenfranchised grief.
New York Times readers describe the ways the pandemic first hit them and upended their lives, in their own words.
For many nurses and doctors, medicine was an inherited calling and one that bound couples. Then the virus threatened the ones they love.
She had always been the person I turned to in difficult times. Maybe she could help me through this isolation, too.
The enforced separations of the pandemic have brought a particular kind of mourning to many grandparents.
But there are ways to prepare to face it.
During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.
While her daughter was hospitalized, one mother built more room for our national grief.
Show us the artifacts that help you memorialize a person or experience lost during the pandemic. Your submission may be included in an upcoming project.
Delayed grief is sometimes triggered by an event later in life, experts say.
The Canadian artist Divya Mehra’s first U.S. solo show takes a surprising look at mourning. She uses giant emojis to portray her devastation.
More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year.
Even a cancer death like my friend’s is subject to one of the most brutal cruelties of the pandemic: Being apart.
One year after China locked down Wuhan, six people describe how they found courage in adversity, calm amid grief, and meaning in chaos.
Holding a funeral or memorial on a videoconferencing platform like Zoom offers several advantages: It’s easy for distant guests to attend, and you can record it.
As the coronavirus swept through prisons across the United States, mourning families were left to navigate grief complicated by stigma and red tape.
Five years after his death, the dystopian world that his music describes seems closer than ever. But maybe he can show us a way out of it.
During a week in which our country has endured shock, I’ve thought a lot about resilience and determination.
To care for Covid-19 patients and their families, Seigan Ed Glassing reserves one day of the week to care for himself.
Men have died of the coronavirus in larger numbers than women, leaving untold thousands of spouses suddenly alone. Some have turned to bereavement groups on Facebook.
In this year of losses, even the way we greet each other has changed.
After my son Ben died by suicide, I turned to hiking. I found myself: broken, but braver.
At the darkest time of year, we bake our pain and loss into something to pass to others when it becomes too much to carry.
Can grief for loss be rekindled by final loss? Or is it grieving for the end of possibility, to revisit the decision and to ask him, “Did you ever regret leaving?”
As a year of disruption closes, those with scrapped travel plans grapple with a sense of loss about places not seen, experiences not had, people not hugged and time that’s impossible to get back.
This year, we have a chance to build a different kind of holiday.
After a misdirected text, Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton became internet famous for their holiday celebrations. This year, they will feel major loss from the pandemic at their table.
The need for joy and celebration cannot erase loss, even during the holidays.
Identifying your child’s emotional and behavioral reactions to stress is crucial, experts say, especially when anxieties are high.
Pain, both physical and emotional, is not something to be feared; it’s something to learn to manage, no matter your age, health or time left to live.
Finding emotional support during a crisis often means turning to long-established networks already built for distance.
Ever wondered how empathetic you are? Consider the advice of these five people who have spent their lives studying, understanding and practicing empathy.
In William Blake’s engravings for the Book of Job I found a powerful lesson about grief and attachment.
Quite apart from the politics surrounding Justice Ginsburg’s death and the fight over her replacement, women of all ages are feeling the loss of a role model.
Those left behind must grieve in a country still firmly gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. Everywhere they turn, there is a reminder of their pain.
Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.
I had never told my father I loved him until he lay dying half a world away, body wrecked with coronavirus.
I was searching for facts, for a lost friend, and for what couldn’t be explained.