Most people feel better after a good cry, and research suggests that crying be used as therapy for people who have difficulty expressing their emotions. Photo: Alamy

Why crying is good for your health, but too much could be a sign of deeper problems

Crying is known to have a soothing effect and ‘emotional tears’ can even help rid our bodies of stress hormones. Some organisations are now going so far as to open crying rooms for their staff and visitors for them to have good wail

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Most people feel better after a good cry, and research suggests that crying be used as therapy for people who have difficulty expressing their emotions. Photo: Alamy
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Sasha Gonzales

Sasha Gonzales

Sasha writes about a variety of subjects, from health and beauty to design, architecture, food and travel. Her work has appeared in a number of publications in Asia, including Wine & Dine, The Peak, SilverKris and Her World Singapore. She has been writing regularly for the South China Morning Post since 2011.