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#Grief

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 Woman sets up company to bottle the scent of lost loved ones Aromatherapy

Woman sets up company to bottle the scent of lost loved ones

You might be able to, soon…

From TheJournal.ie 'Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts' Dealing With Depression This post contains videos

'Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts'

Ryan Mangan is one of five young people representing Ireland at an international poetry festival.

From TheJournal.ie Charity offers 'remembrance photos' for bereaved parents of babies Grief

Charity offers 'remembrance photos' for bereaved parents of babies

The charity said today it believes these images service as an important step in the family’s healing process.

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 Opinion: The simple, powerful gesture you can make to balance the sadness of the past week Kindness

Opinion: The simple, powerful gesture you can make to balance the sadness of the past week

Anyone who keeps up with current affairs in Ireland would be hard-pressed to find a smile these days. I’ve decided what I need to do to change things – if even in a small way.

From TheJournal.ie A time to grieve? Why we should consider a statutory entitlement to compassionate leave Grief

A time to grieve? Why we should consider a statutory entitlement to compassionate leave

Here’s the thing about grief – you cannot outrun it.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health World Mental Health Day

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

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 Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina Grief

Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina

Every time you see them, you grieve a little bit more, but you never, ever show it.

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 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 Column: Nothing has changed for couples whose baby's condition is incompatible with life Loss

Column: Nothing has changed for couples whose baby's condition is incompatible with life

I am angry at the hijackers and manipulators of language who try to tell us that our child was only ‘sick’ or ‘disabled’, who refuse to understand that fatal foetal abnormalities are just that – fatal.

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 Column: Young people are the “forgotten mourners” Column

Column: Young people are the “forgotten mourners”

Supporting a child through grief can seem like a daunting process but it requires three simple human attributes, Aoife Mary O’Brien explains: honesty, patience, and empathy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why recovering my brother's stolen bike meant so much Poignant

Column: Why recovering my brother's stolen bike meant so much

Colin Regan sent out an appeal on Facebook when his bicycle, which had belonged to his late brother Gordon, was stolen. The universe (and friends) conspired to reunite him with it just before Christmas.

Read: Fiona Apple's emotional letter about her dying dog

The singer has cancelled a tour to stay at home with her “dearest, oldest friend”.

From TheJournal.ie “We are devastated. We are heartbroken.” Families grieve for Jill Meagher Heartbreaking

“We are devastated. We are heartbroken.” Families grieve for Jill Meagher

A statement has been issued by the McKeon family.

4 Stages of Ronan Keating's Reaction to his Album Selling 181 Copies

According to the Kübler-Ross hypothesis of grief management.

From The42 23 football supporters killed in bus crash following Angolan premier league match Tragedy

23 football supporters killed in bus crash following Angolan premier league match

The Kabuscorp supporters were travelling home following their team’s 2-0 defeat.

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 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 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.