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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?

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 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

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

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 we're triggered, or...

New Year optimism may vacillate

For most people, New Year is a time of reflection, full of hope, but sometimes regrets. Often people make resolutions to start something a new. For those who’ve experienced trauma or loss during the past year and have been finding it difficult to move forward, or...

Sadness can be front of mind in many ways at Christmas!

Not everyone looks forward to Christmas. Some are having financial difficulties and can’t buy the goodies they feel obliged to obtain or give. Some may be extremely anxious during the lead up knowing the usual pattern is for their partner to unleash on them as soon as...

Domestic Violence White Ribbon day

Domestic Violence can lead to suicide  On White Ribbon day let’s be mindful about the far-reaching impacts of domestic violence. The violence and injuries people experience at the hands of their perpetrators are immediate and horrific. But beyond the moment of...

October Is Safe Work Month

Hazards are not just falls, burns and cuts. Psychological injuries can also occur and take 3 times longer to recover from. Are you unsure if you’ll have a job or what it will be due to a restructure? Overwhelmed with a really heavy workload and finding it hard to...