Grief resources

GriefLink: Australian National Bushfire Emergency 2019 – 2020

We at GriefLink are very aware of the devastating impact of this summer’s Australian Bushfire Emergency.  People have lost family members and friends, property of various sizes, livestock, wild animals and pets, income, as well as a sense of security and future. We are also aware that, according to current...

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R U OK? 2020

‘There’s more to say after R U OK?’, was the message for R U OK? Day 2020 (Thursday 10 September). The focus continues to help build confidence and increase skills for people so they know how to navigate a conversation with someone in their life who might be struggling.  You don’t have to...

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COVID-19: A MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC has prepared a message to the people of South Australia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be viewed here and the text can be read here.

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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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Facing Coronavirus

As we face the challenges of dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus, it is worth remembering that, in Australia and around the world, we have faced significant challenges before. Apart from the devastation of the two World Wars in the 20th century, the world was confronted with the Spanish...

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No blame. No shame. Surviving suicide loss.

Losing someone close through suicide is a devastating experience and can be overwhelming and incomprehensible. While grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one, it may be particularly complex in the case of suicide when the death may have come without warning. Grief can be complicated...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, suicide and grief

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 adds to the many losses that they have already experienced. Grief is the response to the loss 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

The death of a loved one who has taken their own life 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...

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About suicide

Suicide is a growing problem, especially in Australia, and in people 15-44 years, it is the leading cause of death. Suicide is now recognised as a major public health concern, challenging us not only in terms of the individual people who take their own life but also in terms of...

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