It can be stressful when a loved one has a mental illness – but knowledge and the right attitude can help. If you have just found out that someone you care about has a mental illness you might wonder what it means and want to help.
The NSW Coroner’s Court has created a booklet which may assist you in coping with grief after a suicide. It is an excellent resource. This is an extract from the introduction.
If you’ve recently learned that someone you care about has taken their own life you are probably feeling shocked and wondering how this could have happened. It’s important that you know you are not alone, and that there are services and people who can help you.
A loved one’s suicide can be emotionally devastating. Everyone will have their own journey to healing and acceptance, but there are some suggested coping strategies which you may find useful.
I recently had the good fortune to be invited to the Hunter Institute’s conference on suicide prevention. The guest speaker was international suicide prevention expert, Dr. Morton Silverman.
If you have loved or cared about someone who has died by suicide, you may find your grief intense and overwhelming. Emotions and thoughts after the death of a loved one can be difficult to manage.
Salvos counselling provides caring counselling and support to individuals, couples, families and children. Salvos counselling welcomes anyone who needs to talk with a professionally trained counsellor in complete confidence.
If you have been browsing our site and looking at the downloadable brochures in our suicide prevention section, you may have noticed some links to brochures created by the Mental Health Association NSW. Here is a little bit more about the Association and how they may be able to help you.
We were lucky enough to have Alan Staines, the head of the Salvation Army Hope For Life program come and speak to us at our monthly meeting last month to tell us a little more about the program. Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support provides information, resources and training for those that support […]
Suicide Call Back Service – Help Is At Hand This is a service which is provided in Australia, 24 hours a day nationwide. The call back service offers telephone and online counselling to people who are over the age of 15 and who fit into one or more of the following categories: people who are […]