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Grieving Mum Calls For Hospital Records Overhaul After Teen Daughter’s Suicide

"Rani was a really beautiful soul who unfortunately just got caught up in some really bad situations." Those are the words of grieving mum Kerrie Stanley, and already you know how this story ends. It's a painful one. And familiar. As Rani entered her teenage years she became increasingly rebellious. She fell in with a [...]

Grief Cannot, and Should Not, Be Rushed

Von was about my fourth patient in as many months who was struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. She was in her late 60s and her husband, who had been considerably older than her, had been ill for many months with severe heart failure, so his death hadn’t been [...]

Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors: Who to See for Your Mental Health Issues

Nearly half of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. And all of us will go through periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving. There [...]

By |2018-01-11T11:08:03+10:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Depression Not a Single Disease

A group of researchers say depression would be better treated if it was classified into 12 different disorders. There are calls for a major overhaul of the way depression is diagnosed and treated to better recognise its triggers. A group of international psychologists have challenged the classification of 'major depression' and argue it would be [...]

By |2017-11-13T09:26:47+10:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Helping Grieving Children Through Losing A Pet

The loss of a pet is often a child’s first experience with death. Understanding the unique ways that children view pets and respond to their passing can help parents to ease the grieving process. Joshua Russell, an assistant professor of environmental science at Canisius College in Buffalo, who has studied the effects of pet loss [...]

By |2017-06-19T13:23:18+10:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Supporting Children Through Loss And Grief

In western culture death, and diseases such as dementia and cancer, seem to be hidden away, not generally discussed – because ‘it won’t happen to us’. Inevitably, though, the unthinkable will occur. How can we help our children cope with loss and grief, when a loved one starts to fail in mind or body, or [...]

How Young People Cope With Grief Differently To Adults

Flickr Images Thirteen years ago, one sunny day, police knocked on Antoine's door and told him he had lost his brother in a car accident. The driver of an oncoming truck had suffered a heart attack and crossed the median strip. There were no other vehicles on the road. It was a freak [...]

Is Grief A Disease?

Flickr Images A new theory is challenging the way psychologists understand mourning. For something so fundamental to being human, there’s still a great deal we don’t know about the grieving process. It wasn’t until the 20th century that psychologists and psychiatrists claimed expertise over our emotions, including grief. The conventional wisdom about grieving [...]

Supporting a Friend, Supporting Yourself

digitaltrends.com Grief comes in many shapes and sizes – but we all experience it throughout our lives. Change, bullying, anxiety, abuse of any kind, loss and trauma can all have their associated grief. Grief can lead young people to: a loss of self-confidence (I must be a bad person for this to happen to me); feelings [...]

When Bereavement Touches a School

Schools are unique and vital communities within suburbs, towns, and cities across Australia. Like all communities, relationships in schools are woven together with complex connections at a range of levels – between students, students and teachers, teachers and executive staff, teachers and families. Death touches all communities and schools are not immune. It is estimated [...]