Grief resources

LGBTIQA+ communities, suicide and grief

When a person who identifies as LGBTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual or as other diverse sexualities or gender identities) takes their own life, the impact on their loved ones and the broader LGBTIQA+ community can be both devastating and complex. For the family and friends of the...

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Health professionals, suicide and grief

When a patient takes their own life, it can be a devastating experience for a health professional, particularly if their professional relationship with the patient has been long and intense. Feelings of shock, grief, sadness, remorse, guilt and anger are common and normal. One of the many challenges for health...

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The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

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Grief after the death of a sibling

The impact of the death of a person in some relationships does not always receive the attention it deserves. Siblings are often referred to as the “forgotten grievers.” The sibling relationship can often be the longest relationship individuals will have in their life, and that kind of bond typically takes...

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Grief reactions associated with the death of an LGBTIQ+ partner

Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer people have supportive birth families who recognise their queer relationships. In this instance, they may have the support of their family as they experience grief after the loss of a partner. Other people, however, have complex or challenging relationships with their birth...

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Grief following elective termination of a pregnancy

Deciding what to do about an unplanned pregnancy is difficult and can result in many mixed feelings. Being able to talk through the decision-making with a trusted GP or a counsellor can be helpful in that it enables a woman to explore the choices she has. An elective termination or...

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Grief following the loss of an animal: the loss of livestock

When Livestock Dies Or Has To Be Destroyed The bond between owners and animals kept for utilitarian purposes, such as for farming, is different to the bond people form with a companion animal. However, there is often a deep emotional investment for the owners of livestock. Grief and loss may...

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