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#Bereavement

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Grief can be unpredictable, so a good send-off for a departed loved one is essential Death

Opinion: Grief can be unpredictable, so a good send-off for a departed loved one is essential

A funeral provides mourners a space to accept death and to safely explore their grief and loss.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A loved one’s death is devastating, but you must allow yourself to rebuild your life Grief

Opinion: A loved one’s death is devastating, but you must allow yourself to rebuild your life

After losing my husband, I promised myself I would be open to new things and accept my new life.

From TheJournal.ie People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car. Homeless

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.

When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words. Bereavement

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: A divorce or break-up is much like a bereavment Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Extract: A divorce or break-up is much like a bereavment

A person undergoing the bereavement process of breakdown and separation is trying to survive, on both an emotional and practical level, writes Helen Collins.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you lose a child, you change. But your relationship with them doesn't die.' Anam Cara

'When you lose a child, you change. But your relationship with them doesn't die.'

Sharon Vard talks about the power of having a support network following a family tragedy.

Irish family make inspiring video for song which helped them through tragedy

‘Just For Today’ by Dundalk singer Sinead McNally has a new video.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved pet owners "should be entitled to compassionate leave" Animal Welfare

Bereaved pet owners "should be entitled to compassionate leave"

Figures from the UK suggest bereaved pet owners cost the economy £1 billion and a call for compulsory leave is being made here.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need new ways to acknowledge grief in our rapidly changing society Opinion

Column: We need new ways to acknowledge grief in our rapidly changing society

The experience of the darker range of emotions is healthy and natural. But what happens when traditional grieving practises fade away, when your community experiences mass emigration, or your friendships move online?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU Social Protection

Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU

The state has one of the highest spends on healthcare, however.

From TheJournal.ie Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees BREAKING THE SILENCE

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees

The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.

From TheJournal.ie Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil Budget 2014

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

The bill passed the second stage by 79 votes to 44 and will now go before a committee.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate' Bereavement Grant

Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said that there is a “very generous provision” for the spouse of an elderly person who dies.

From TheJournal.ie New information booklet launched to help those bereaved through suicide Cork

New information booklet launched to help those bereaved through suicide

The booklet, ‘Lighting the way’, contains a listing of national supports such as websites, helpline contact details along with other supports offered locally.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Childhood Bereavement Network set up to support those working with grieving young people Childhood Bereavement

Irish Childhood Bereavement Network set up to support those working with grieving young people

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs said that bereaved children are “among our most vulnerable citizen”s but their voices are often not heard.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Suicide isn’t wanting to die. It’s not being able to bear living. Opinion

Column: Suicide isn’t wanting to die. It’s not being able to bear living.

We have too many misconceptions about suicide. It’s not shameful – it’s the result of a fatal illness, writes Fine Gael TD Dan Neville.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Teenager tells of grief as new anti-smoking drive is launched Smoking This post contains videos

Video: Teenager tells of grief as new anti-smoking drive is launched

Kilkenny teen Margaret O’Brien has spoken about losing her mother to lung cancer, as part of a moving new HSE campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How I lost my husband – a story of dementia Read Me

Column: How I lost my husband – a story of dementia

Elizabeth Tierney’s husband Jim was diagnosed with dementia in 1997. Here she describes how the man she loved gradually slipped away.

From TheJournal.ie Online training to help people support grieving family and friends Grief

Online training to help people support grieving family and friends

An online training course developed by the Irish Hospice Foundation will help people to support family, friends and colleagues who have lost a person they love.