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Unrecognised or hidden grief

Would you know if someone close to you had a significant loss? Most people would confidently reply "Yes!" We generally expect to recognise the grief of family and friends. However, many major losses and the grief that follows can remain hidden from others or unacknowledged. There is a name to...

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Recent Developments in Bereavement Risk Assessment and Bereavement Care

[vc_section css=".vc_custom_1617673271120{margin-right: 5% !important;margin-left: 5% !important;}"][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3599" img_size="full" alignment="center" el_id="webniar"][vc_custom_heading text="Recent Developments in Bereavement Risk Assessment and Bereavement Care" font_container="tag:h3|font_size:22|text_align:left|color:%2337a7b8" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]The presentation by Chris Hall will consider validated methods of assessing bereavement risk, the efficacy of bereavement interventions for sub-groups of bereaved individuals and how we might link bereavement risk...

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Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 19-22 April 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3505" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]The Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021 presents a unique opportunity to bring the brightest minds together and latest thinking to promote excellence in suicide prevention. This online event provides a gateway to unite suicide prevention experts to showcase evidence-based solutions and robust discussion, focused on solutions for...

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Suicide Prevention Australia States in Focus 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Announcing: 2021 States in Focus Week  Date: Monday 8 February to Thursday 11 February 2021 (one event each day) Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm AEDT (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time) Cost: Member – Free | Non-Member – $25 | Student – $15 Suicide Prevention Australia is thrilled to announce that our recently launched Joint...

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First responders, suicide and grief

The term ‘first responder’ refers to the men and women of the emergency services – police, ambulance, fire and rescue and State Emergency Services employees and volunteers – who support public health and safety by responding to, and preventing, emergency situations. When a first responder takes their own life there...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, suicide and grief

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples who already bear an existing burden of disadvantage, chronic illness and premature death, the death of a loved one through suicide can intensify a deep sense of existing grief and loss. Grief is a response to the death of someone that you have...

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Grief and suicide

The range of grief reactions and responses to the loss of a loved one to suicide is very broad and may include shock, denial, numbness, shame or physical symptoms such as sleeplessness or loss of appetite.   Losing someone close through suicide can be an overwhelming and devastating experience. While...

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Coping after suicide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The death of a loved one through suicide can trigger intense and confusing emotions. Many people feel overwhelmed with a need to know why their loved one chose to end their life, and consumed by a sense of guilt that there was something they could, or should, have done. It...

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About suicide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In Australia, suicide is a growing problem. In people 15-44 years, it is the leading cause of death, resulting in deep and significant grief among families and communities.  While suicide is a major public health concern, it is still difficult to quantify the number of people who take their...

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Supporting someone bereaved through suicide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When someone close to us dies by suicide, each of us will grieve differently. Our responses may be impacted by the nature of our relationship with the person who died, our previous experiences of suicide, our age and cultural beliefs and our access to social supports. At the same...

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