I Am Living

Most of us strive to be independent and think, “I’ll handle this grief myself”. Even though it may be difficult to ask for help, it can be of great benefit to you in the long run as well as those who provide you with support. Maybe now is the time to join a support group, to call friends, to read about grieving or to learn new coping methods.

Sometimes, it may be appropriate to consider referral to professional counselling services, if you feel that this type of help may be useful to you. If you feel that you cannot or do not want to go on in your pain; if you want to end your life; or are at risk of harming yourself or others, there are people wanting and waiting to help you. In Australia, there are a number of organisations which provide phone, text, online chat and face to face support, counselling, educational and other professional services. A number of these services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are free of charge. Please go to our page CONTACT NOW to find some such organisations.

The Anatomy of Bereavement

From ‘The Anatomy of Bereavement’

“I was so angry I wanted to hit out at God and the world. I wanted to hurt everyone just like I’d been hurt. I wanted to destroy. He’d left me and I hated him for it.”

  –  Alice

Source: ‘Healing After Loss’. Calvary Bereavement Counselling Service (2023)

From A Grief Observed

From ‘A Grief Observed’

“No one told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me…”

  –  C S Lewis