Our society attaches so much stigma to crying, but it is among the healthiest activities. A good cry is a way to relieve mental or emotional stress and physical tension.\nPublic crying can be equally embarrassing and cathartic. But often, figuring out exactly where to go when the tears start flowing can make the situation even more stressful.\nALSO READ: Everyone's Freaking Out Over Justin Trudeau's Afghan Look-Alike\nTL;DR Below are 7 good places to cry in public in Montreal. Each location corresponds to a particular sort of crying.\nSo, inspired by the Curbed Boston's article, "Where to cry in public in the Boston area," we've compiled this list of the best places to publicly cry in Montreal.\nWe all need to cry, so here are the places to do it. Each location corresponds to one particular kind of crying.\nEnjoy, and wear your tears proudly! Crying is an often necessary part of an emotionally balanced life.\nView this post on Instagram L'hiver comme on l'aime 🌨️ . . . #parcjeandrapeau #hiver #sentiers #snow #winter #winterfun #nature A post shared by Parc Jean Drapeau (@parcjeandrapeau) on Dec 27, 2018 at 9:01am PST\nHeartbreak Cry in Parc Jean-Drapeau\nParc Jean-Drapeau is a great place to go for a post-breakup cry. On two islands in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River, it's pretty out of the way, so the liklihood of an embarrassing encounter with a friend or, worse, your ex's friends is pretty low.\nWith dozens of attractions, it's a good place to stroll and let yourself be distracted by the surrounding landscape and features.\nView this post on Instagram One week of exams down, one to go! You’re doing great, keep at it 📚💕 Need some support or stress busters to get you through to the finish line? Check our story for resources and ideas #mcgill #mcgilluniversity A post shared by McGill University (@mcgillu) on Dec 14, 2018 at 1:40pm PST\nStress Cry on McGill campus\nYou'll fit right in among over-stressed students at a university with woefully underfunded mental health services. You could even approach another cyring person and offer to swap stories and be mutually supportive.\nThis is not the place to go if you don't want to be seen.\nVia ID 82481618 © Michel Bussieres | Dreamstime.com\nExistential Cry on Mount Royal\nFeeling dismayed about life and all of its mysteries? Head to Mount Royal for some perspective. The sweeping views will match your big thoughts. Look down upon the city and realize how small some of its problems truly are. Mount Royal is as close as any Montreal resident can come to sublime views.\nYou may also want to take a solemn stroll through the Mount Royal Cemetery during the hours when it is open to the public.\nView this post on Instagram [Photo d’archives] Le Stade olympique. 🙌🏼 . • • #parcolympique #stadeolympique #parcolympiquedemontreal #montréal #mtl #mtlmoments #architecture #architecturephotography A post shared by Parc olympique (@parcolympique) on Jun 18, 2018 at 2:38pm PDT\nLonely Cry in Parc Maisonneuve\nSometimes in a moment of loneliness one needs to really feel and dwell in that emotion. Parc Maisonneuve and the adjacent Olympic Park may be the best places to do that. Maisonneuve features wide open areas among towering trees that block the view of the surrounding city. You'll feel totally isolated in what seems like the countryside.\nVia Photo 120037952 © Marc Bruxelle - Dreamstime.com\nCry for Humanity in the Village\nUpset about the current state of global affairs? Let it all out during a stroll through the Village, a Montreal neighbourhood forged in struggle and resistance. The area exudes hope for the future. It is an entire community founded on principles of free expression.\nThis is also a place to confront your own privilege and realize that you have power to make change in the world. Wipe those tears away and check out some of the amazing grassroots organizations involved in everything from community health to social justice. See how you can volunteer and help out.\nVia Photo 43909088 © Eugenie Robitaille - Dreamstime.com\nScreaming Angry Cry at Cap St-Jacques\nIf you're able to hold your fury until you get there, Cap St-Jacques is the place to go for an angry cry. At the westernmost point of the city of Montreal, the nature park is actually the largest in the city, so you can escape down its trails and let out a scream without disturbing too many people.\n@vieuxportmtlembedded via\nHappy Cry in the Old Port\nWant to mark a major life achievement with a nice celebratory cry? Head to the Montreal Old Port, where bright lights and endless activity will magnify your feeling of elation.\nEnjoy!