Do Animals Have A Soul Or Go To Heaven?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

A controversy has been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Chronicle over whether animals have souls and whether it is appropriate to say tradition...

How Do You Deal With Death?

Katie Grace | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

Attending your first funeral is strange, almost surreal. Speaking at a funeral is even stranger, and as someone who has never practised a faith I almost felt like a fraud. Speaking the words of God, as it were, was a peculiar experience, but I'm glad I did it.

#RIP: The Virtual Reality Of Grieving Online

Jessica Hanson | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jessica Hanson

It is clear that mourning and grief are being moved into a digital space. It was happening before developers even realised it; social media became a natural extension of daily life and all its rituals. But what is not clear is if that transition has an impact on the value of those mourning behaviours. Can a virtual candle ever be as meaningful as a real one?

Youth Culture's Heroes are Dying: So What Happens to Our Everlasting Youth Now?

Lucy Unwin | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Lucy Unwin

How many times have I seen "Stop it, 2016!" in the past few weeks? Graphs showing the upsurge in celebrity death, memes about George R. R. Martin writing the year, demands to put all sorts of international treasures in cotton wool. But shouldn't we be ready for this?

The De-Commodification of Death and Funeral Rites

Julian Vigo | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and who is also the person in charge of funeral arrangements can relate to the feeling of having t...

The Long Goodbye

Charli Morgan | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

For the first few days, my pupils were so large, my eyes looked black. I thought this was because I had seen Death and now even looked as different as I felt. But I discovered that this, too is normal. Powerful emotions like love, or pain, make your pupils dilate. So grief can turn your eyes black. The blue is now, gradually returning.

The Jackie Collins Dilemma - To Tell or Not to Tell?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Jackie Collins had the right to keep her cancer secret from her close family, but it may have been the wrong choice. It was, of course, her life and ...

When a Broken Heart Can't Be Mended

Vic Lennard | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vic Lennard

I have a number of arthritic conditions that cause me daily pain but this dulls into insignificance when compared to the physical pain and mental anguish I am going through now as I mourn both my parents. It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. I know that time will help but at this moment I can't see that far ahead.

Baby Elephant Mourns Loss Of Mother In Kenya's Masai Mara (PICTURES)

Guzelian | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

These heart-wrenching snaps capture a baby elephant anxiously nudging its deceased mother in Kenya’s Masai Mara. The little elephant stayed with...

Unpopular? Old? Rent-A-Mourner For Your Funeral To Make You Look Loved

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

A business in Essex has started to offer 'rent-a-mourner' services to families of the deceased who fear there many not be enough people at their funer...

Balloon Release

Jeff Brazier | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

For the last four years since Bobby and Freddy lost their mum the boys and I have released balloons as a mark of respect, a loving gesture and for the lads especially, a positive way to acknowledge their loss in a way that can be considered by all as a happy occasion.

Long Live A$AP Rocky

Rankin | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ever since his mixtapes and homemade music videos started appearing on the internet A$AP Rocky has been a force to be reckoned with in, not just hip hop, but the music scene as a whole. The 24-year-old rapper from Harlem, New York is not your average rapper.

Grieving Dog Attends Daily Church Mass As He Mourns Late Owner

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

A dog whose owner died two months ago visits the church where her funeral was held every day in the hope she will return. Ciccio, a 12-year-old Ge...

Mass Hysteria at Kim Jong Il's Death - Normal Vs Abnormal Grief

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

In psychiatry, we make a distinction between "normal" grief and "abnormal" grief. The latter condition has other aliases such as "pathological grief" or "morbid grief". Should psychiatrists meddle in such a natural human reaction?