Losing something or someone important to you can be difficult. You may experience grief and a wide range of emotions that come and go over time. There is no right or wrong way to feel.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the process of grief more difficult for many of us. The things we would usually do to support people who are grieving may have to be done differently.
If you are finding it hard to cope, bereavement support is available on the HSE website via the link below:
This guide is dedicated to those grieving the death by suicide of someone
they love. It has been developed by a small group of people comprising
individuals who have lost loved ones through suicide and HSE Resource
Officers working in the area of suicide prevention. While producing this guide,
group members shared personal, honest and heartfelt accounts of their
experience of losing their loved ones through suicide.
There is nothing more tragic than losing a loved one to suicide.
This book explores the tormenting questions that bereaved families struggle with in the aftermath of suicide through a compilation of real-life experiences expressed in short stories.
The author, Pauline Cahillane, is a counsellor and psychotherapist who has specialised in the field of suicide bereavement counselling for over a decade.
While the book provides no final resolutions, there are insights and stories that will ease the burden of uncertainty for those left behind to pick up the pieces.
The guide is designed specifically with employers and union representatives in mind.
It aims to help organisations increase their understanding and confidence in responding to suicide in the workplace by providing practical, sensible and sensitive guidelines to support colleagues who are grieving.