Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day ) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the Fi...
How to Write a Eulogy

How to Write a Eulogy

A eulogy is a speech given at a memorial service in memory of the deceased. You don't have to be a great writer or orator to deliver a heartfelt and m...
How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving (1) - Showing Concern

How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving (1) - Showing Concern

Loss is a fact of life, but it's never easy to cope with in the aftermath. Grief can occur after a number of painful life events - death, divorce, or ...
How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving (2) - Being Supportive

How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving (2) - Being Supportive

1. Offer to help with the memorial. Your mourning friend may need help with a variety of tasks the first several days or weeks after a loss. One impor...
How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving (3) - Helping with Grief

How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving (3) - Helping with Grief

1. Accompany your friend to the memorial. Seeing your face in a crowd of strangers or distant acquaintances can help your loved one feel stronger, les...
In the face of death, telling and sharing our story helps us make sense of dying

In the face of death, telling and sharing our story helps us make sense of dying


The Conversation
For those who may feel that many decades separate them from their deaths, contemplating the end of life seems difficult, even abstract. But stories of...
Public mourning: a brief history

Public mourning: a brief history

The Conversation
The sea of flowers and messages of condolence in Sydney’s Martin Place is reminiscent of public mourning in the Victorian era. At that time, it was co...
Before you go ... are you in denial about death?

Before you go ... are you in denial about death?


The Conversation
For most of us, death conjures up strong feelings. We project all kinds of fears onto it. We worry about it, dismiss it, laugh it off, push it aside o...
Death and families – when 'normal' grief can last a lifetime

Death and families – when 'normal' grief can last a lifetime

The Conversation
When I was three years old my brother was born. He had a heart condition, and after being in and out of hospital for the whole of his little life, he ...
There’s not always ‘closure’ in the never-ending story of grief

There’s not always ‘closure’ in the never-ending story of grief

The Conversation
Media stories about crime and grief often centre on the concept of “closure”. It’s assumed families affected by crime or loss need to achieve closure ...

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