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#Bereavement

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived Opinion

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

‘Something I’ve tried to live by over the past year is a lesson I learned soon after the bereavement- you honour the dead by choosing to live well, writes Noel Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died State Exams

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

From TheJournal.ie Dealing with the loss of an infant: 'The fact is your world will stop. You become a different person' Firstlight

Dealing with the loss of an infant: 'The fact is your world will stop. You become a different person'

The FirstLight charity is holding a walk in memory of children who have passed away on 8 September.

From TheJournal.ie Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us' Anam Cara

Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us'

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I felt a wave of guilt come over me. How was I laughing in a world my mum wasn’t in?' Bereavement

Column: 'I felt a wave of guilt come over me. How was I laughing in a world my mum wasn’t in?'

There is no guide to tell you how to cope with life after loss, writes Mairead Doyle.

From TheJournal.ie 'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?' Bereavement

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'

Being an ex carer has left me with an awful void in my life, writes Annie McGuinness.

From TheJournal.ie Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons' Column

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric' Bereavement

Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric'

Grief doesn’t define who I am but it’s shaped the person I’ve become, writes Jenny Gilleece.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult' Anam Cara

Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'

Christmas can be a tough time for those who have lost a loved one.

From TheJournal.ie Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

From TheJournal.ie Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us? A Way Of Grieving

Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us?

Irish researchers want your help to answer this very question.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death Have Your Say

'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death

The Irish Hospice Foundation gathered opinions of over 2,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems' Advic

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'

Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death' Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

From TheJournal.ie 'To me, Father's Day is just like any other day because there's always something missing' Bereavement

'To me, Father's Day is just like any other day because there's always something missing'

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's pulls TV ad accused of using child bereavement to sell fast food Not Loving It This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie 'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing' Death Charter

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

From TheJournal.ie Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents Pregnancy Loss

Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents

The HSE launched its national standards for bereavement care following pregnancy loss today.

From TheJournal.ie A young child telling me about the death of a parent or sibling is the hardest part of my job Opinion

A young child telling me about the death of a parent or sibling is the hardest part of my job

I feel privileged to be working with and for the bereaved, writes Brid Carroll

From TheJournal.ie How to support a bereaved person at Christmas A Difficult Time This post contains videos

How to support a bereaved person at Christmas

This time of year can be particularly difficult for someone who has lost a loved one.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don’t cry, your mum’s in the room. And me? I was dying inside.' Children And Grief

'Don’t cry, your mum’s in the room. And me? I was dying inside.'

Young people often struggle to access support following the death of a loved one.

From TheJournal.ie "There is something profound about holding someone as they take their last breaths" Readers' Stories

"There is something profound about holding someone as they take their last breaths"

Your experiences of grief, in your own words.

From TheJournal.ie 'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years' Glasnevin Cemetery

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'

“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Kate is my daughter. Kate was born still and silent. It is the loudest heartbreak.' Last Rites

'Kate is my daughter. Kate was born still and silent. It is the loudest heartbreak.'

A mother-of-three on the heartbreak of having a stillborn daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask Last Rites This post contains videos

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask

An expert tells us what we can do to support bereaved people, how to talk to children about loss, and if there’s a good alternative to mass cards.

From TheJournal.ie Advice: What to say - and not say - to a friend who is recently bereaved Support This post contains videos

Advice: What to say - and not say - to a friend who is recently bereaved

Running away and saying nothing at all is often the worst. But there are times to ‘show up and shut up’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nothing else seemed to matter when she died. I didn't understand why God would take our little girl?' Opinion

'Nothing else seemed to matter when she died. I didn't understand why God would take our little girl?'

Michael McEnery provides a personal and heartfelt account of the loss of his young daughter Annabel to cancer. Here he talks about how he and his family got through such a horrific ordeal.

From TheJournal.ie 'In the beginning it rips you apart': Parents discuss losing a child Coping With Grief This post contains videos

'In the beginning it rips you apart': Parents discuss losing a child

Anam Cara has released a series of videos aimed at helping bereaved families.

From TheJournal.ie 'What would you tweet from your deathbed?' Death Cafe

'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'

A conversation between 300 people – about dying.

From TheJournal.ie 'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death' Think Ahead This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Should workers get paid bereavement leave? Grief This post contains a poll

Should workers get paid bereavement leave?

There is no legal entitlement to it at present.

From TheJournal.ie Death is a constant companion through life. So why are we afraid of discussing it? Opinion

Death is a constant companion through life. So why are we afraid of discussing it?

Death is the one constant which unites us all.

From TheJournal.ie Will I ever adjust to the fact that my mother is gone? Opinion

Will I ever adjust to the fact that my mother is gone?

Despite all these years, the pain of losing her remains. Grief, unfortunately, does not follow a defined trajectory.

From TheJournal.ie U2 gig to go ahead as scheduled following death of Larry Mullen's father RIP

U2 gig to go ahead as scheduled following death of Larry Mullen's father

The band are due to play a concert in Vancouver tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas Departed Loved Ones

Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas

Mum’s kitschy Christmas apron that we used to slag her mercilessly about. Her make up, hurriedly applied between basting the turkey and topping the sprouts. All that is gone now. And God, how I miss it.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it' Palliative Care

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'

LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.

From TheJournal.ie 'Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever' Memorial Service

'Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever'

Parents who have lost children will come together for a remembrance service in Cork this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Death in the digital age: How does social media affect children's grief? Mourning Online

Death in the digital age: How does social media affect children's grief?

“When you’re online, you don’t get to choose who to edit out.”

From TheJournal.ie Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families Safety First

Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families

So far this year 20 people have died in farming accidents.

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