Psychology & Psychiatry

The best medicine? Humor can be a double-edged part of grieving

When Donna Wilson pulled up to visit her aunt and uncle on their farm near Eatonia, Sask., a few years ago, she came across a comical scene: Her uncle Doug was running around the yard chasing turkeys. The birds kept jumping ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Comprehensive study mapping bereaved teenagers' grief

Tove Bylund Grenklo, senior lecturer and researcher in caring science, has carried out a comprehensive research project targeting over 600 young adults who lost a parent to cancer when between 13 and 16 years old. In a survey, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding Black grief as a health disparity

The average life span for Black Americans is 78 years—six years shorter than it is for white Americans. Compared with white Americans, Black Americans are twice as likely to die of heart disease, 50% more likely to have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Survivors of trauma struggle to move on from the loss of loved ones

Among individuals who survive a trauma that resulted in the loss of a close friend or loved one, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can predict complicated grief—a sense of persistent sadness and an inability to ...

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