Is a stiff upper lip healthy?

Prince Harry finally opens up about the death of his mother

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Dealing with grief and loss

Most people grieve when they lose something or someone important to them.

The way grief affects you depends on lots of things, including what kind of loss you have suffered, your upbringing, your beliefs or religion, your age, your relationships, and your physical and mental health.

How does grief affect you?

People react in different ways to loss. Anxiety and helplessness often come first. Anger is also common, including feeling angry at someone who has died for "leaving you behind".

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Why a stiff upper lip is better for you than counselling

by JENNY HOPE, Daily Mail

Getting on with life may be healthier than pouring out your heart to counsellors after suffering a trauma, say researchers.

Their study adds to mounting evidence that counselling for those caught up in horrific events such as September 11 does not work - and could do more harm than good.

People who keep a stiff upper lip and do not dwell on their feelings tend to cope better with post-traumatic stress, the researchers found.

Karni Ginzburg, who led the study, said such victims perceive themselves as having more control over the situation and are less likely to suffer lasting problems.

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