Voices in the Family – WHYY

Understanding the impact of losing a close friend

June 17, 2019

Grieving for a close friend affects people more deeply than mental health professionals previously thought. A new study analyzed surveys of 9,500 Australians who had experienced the death of at least one close friend. Researchers found that people grieving a close friend suffered a significant decline in physical health, mental health, emotional stability and social life.

In their weekly conversation, Dan Gottlieb and Maiken Scott discuss the findings.

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