"To survive this loss has required every strength, and every ounce of knowledge and experience gained throughout my life ... I never thought I could forgive myself for what happened ... it has found a place within me." Anonymous. Read More
Words on coping... Lesley Thompson writes: When I became bereaved my Mum's words to me, "You will never forget (Helen) but it will find a place in your life." Read More
I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way which you always used; put no difference into your tone; wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we once enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me and pray for me. Let my name be forever the same as it always was; let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it always was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere near, just around the corner. Author: Unknown Read More
You can shed tears that I have gone Or you can smile because I have lived You can close your eyes and pray that I’ll come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that I have left You can remember me, and only that I’ve gone Or you can cherish my memory and let it live on You can cry and close your mind Be empty and turn your back Or you can do what I would want Smile, open you eyes and go on. Author: Unknown Read More
You are not alone in your loss.
- In 2006, Australian suicides accounted for nearly 1/5 of all deaths amongst young men aged 20 to 34.
- Suicide remains a major external cause of death, accounting for more deaths in Australia than transport accidents.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data.