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Grief, the church and the stiff upper lip

Grief and British culture often don’t mix well. It’s hardly a surprise that the nation of the ‘stiff upper lip’ struggles to articulate the emotional web that is grief. It appears that men in particular struggle in this area. Some have suggested that a reluctance to talk about grief has contributed to the high suicide rate among young men.

With more public figures speaking out about their mental health in the aftermath of loss, things look set to change. Could our British culture finally...

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