Are we taking mourning too far on social media?

Social media is becoming part of how people mourn the loss of their loved ones, be that family or friends.

More commonly this trend is seen when people use platforms like Twitter and Facebook to mourn the deaths of public figures such as Prince and more recently Gugu Zulu.

Some argue that Facebook and Twitter have opened up a space for displays of grief that were previously been restricted to private spheres of secular culture.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to psychologist, Zamo Mbele, about the matter.

Listen to the conversation below:

Mbele believes that public mourning could be part of the healing process for some, and a way of finding support form others, to help in the grieving process.

How many times do we see a friend or family post something on social media and then reach out?

Zamo Mbele, psychologist
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