What would you be like after adjusting to trauma? Similar trauma reactions are commonly noted across various precipitating events such as redundancy, motor accidents, house fires, and cyclones. Exposure to suicide can also be traumatizing and have additional contexts...
If grief was a bead what sort is yours?

If grief was a bead what sort is yours?

Just as people’s characteristics are individual to them, but sometimes similar to other peoples, grief is unique to each person but may have some similarities to others grieve. There are numerous grief theories that explain the stages we go through, how it impacts us,...
Congratulations Queensland Police Service

Congratulations Queensland Police Service

CONGRATULATIONS Queensland Police Service for providing training about how to effectively support staff exposed to suicide on the job, or who may have tragically lost a colleague. It’s a pleasure providing this training for you and great to see the service taking such...
Death doesn’t have an Undo button

Death doesn’t have an Undo button

Everyone who loses someone to suicide asks WHY they did it. Sometimes death is not immediate, and during the bed side vigil the person explains what led them to such a drastic action. Often they say I didn’t want to die, then describe being in such a dark place, not...
Stuck in the aftermath

Stuck in the aftermath

When you’ve been exposed to someone’s suicide it can feel like you’re in a barren place. Much like being surrounded by devastation after a disaster, all alone. This is a place we visit after a significant trauma, and sometimes return to briefly if...