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Parents' grief over the loss of a baby can also affect other siblings

'I'm going crazy. We just lost our six-month-old baby to cot death. My wife is devastated and can't get out of bed. My five-year-old son's school is complaining about him constantly stirring up trouble.'

Sunday, 11 September, 2011, 12:00am

A story of hope and inspiration

Asked once about the responsibilities of being an artist and a public figure, Bob Dylan replied: 'What else can you do for people but inspire them and give them hope. You have to do it because you can.'

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Patterns of our lives

Gail Jones has spoken often about her determination to bring to the page 'those very charged moments that maybe are outside of words'. It was just such a moment that the Australian author experienced on a ferry in Sydney harbour one summer's night in 2008.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The Art of Comforting

The Art of Comforting by Val Walker Tarcher HK$128

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


The tragic outcome of Monday's hostage crisis in the Philippines has understandably left many Hongkongers devastated. The killings of eight Hong Kong tourists was a terrible ending to a situation that could probably have been dealt with far better.

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

HKU teams help quake survivors overcome their grief

For the 50-year-old government official who lost all her relatives in the Sichuan earthquake, the agony must have been unbearable.

The body of her granddaughter was trapped in the rubble. She could see it, but it couldn't be moved. So every day she watched it decompose while she forced herself to help others searching for lost relatives.

1 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Erwin Olaf - Fall

Art Statements Gallery

Today until Dec 27

There is a magnetic quality to Erwin Olaf's narrative photography that draws viewers into the seemingly muted world of his subjects. In his atmospheric Grief series (2007), the Dutch artist chooses to portray a sense of solitude rather than sadness that adds more depth and drama to the images.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Life after a great loss

Six-year-old Kiki Cheung Lok-chi becomes nervous and hides behind her mum at the mention of her father.

Kiki's father died of cancer last year.

Candace Ho Fung-chu, of Tuen Mun Hospital, has been working closely with the child since her father's death. According to the clinical psychologist, Kiki has displayed great courage and self-control.

28 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Bereavement support group extends service

For a while after his father died of stomach cancer two years ago, Poon Pak-hong used to hit his head against a wall to try to blot out his unhappiness. Thanks to help from the EQ Ambassador Society, the eight-year-old no longer hurts himself and is growing up a healthy boy.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Project helps patients, family cope with death

Death has always been a taboo subject in Chinese culture. But the reluctance to talk about death can add to the suffering of terminally ill patients and their family.

A project launched by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) last week aims to help people cope with death and bereavement.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Suicide' families heal with closer ties

Customs of worshipping the dead help relatives bond and tackle grief, study finds

Most people develop closer family ties after helping each other overcome the trauma of losing a loved one to suicide, according to a study announced on World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Facing up to a death 'better than forgetting'

Well-meaning friends and families who encourage grieving people to forget about their lost loved ones and get on with their lives may be making matters worse, researchers said at a press conference yesterday.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Death and the depths of emotion

One odd thing about the highly 'psychologised' westerner is that he or she continues to be so influenced by Freud, while psychology professors can go through their entire career without giving him a passing thought. Take the standard western way to grieve, for example.

23 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Helping the young to deal with loss of a loved one

Each year, more than 20,000 youngsters in the United Kingdom experience the death of a parent. More experience the death of a brother or sister. The unthinkable has happened and emotions are turned upside down.

15 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Moody and magnificent

ONE OF THE finest contemporary novelists in the US showcases, in his latest effort, his unerring knack for scratching the underbelly of his homeland, provoking reactions that can be as disconcerting as they are absorbing.

6 Jan 2001 - 12:00am