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You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone
I am very pleased to issue the third edition of You Are Not Alone: Help and advice on coping with the death of someone close. When we lose someone close to us, not only do we have to deal with many practical issues, we are also faced with the huge emotional challenges of dealing with our loss, making sense of the death, and trying to shape our lives to accommodate our loss. This booklet, and its companion You Are Not Alone: Directory of Bereavement Support Services , are intended to provide some help and guidance to support you during a diffi cult time. These documents were developed as resources to help people bereaved by suicide. However, the information and support services may also be of use to individuals and families who have been bereaved in other ways. Section 1 and 2 of this booklet discuss the immediate reactions and natural responses to a death by suicide. Sections 3 and 4 deal with the events that follow death, including inquests and post mortems, and provide advice on dealing with the very practical matters such as fi nancial and legal issues. Section 4 also contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Section 5 provides direction on where to go for help and support. The companion booklet You Are Not Alone: Directory of Bereavement Support Services contains contact details for support services across the country. Since the last edition, the NOSP, in conjunction with Console and Turas le Chéile, published National Quality Standards for the Provision of Suicide Bereavement Services: A practical resource (2012) . This document provides a framework for the delivery of suicide bereavement support services in Ireland, recognising the four levels of service delivery. It can be accessed on www.nosp.ie and www.console.ie . I would like to thank Ciaran Austin from Console, the suicide bereavement support service, for his help in reviewing and updating this booklet. Death by suicide is an overwhelming loss that can leave families, friends and communities besieged by a range of emotions and many unanswered questions. While the pattern of grief is unique to individuals, many people experience similar reactions. The need to understand why a person took his/her own life is one of the questions that a bereaved person will face. Making sense of the death, trying to find an explanation and dealing with “could I have prevented the death”, or “am I to blame” are all part of the emotional turmoil that the bereaved can experience. Ultimately, the bereaved will have to live with their loss, in their own individual way, albeit without having all the answers. Unfortunately, it may not always be possible to understand what has happened. Although a stressful event may appear to have been the trigger it will seldom have been the sole reason for death. What is important is to grieve and to come to a state of acceptance. While grieving never completely ends, the pain will soften over time. At some stage over the course of grieving, a conscious choice may need to be made, to fully live life again. Asking “why” is important, but sometimes the answer may never be found. Suicide is often the result of a complex combination of several significant factors. In the end, there may be no way to fully understand the deceased’s frame of mind at the time of death. Getting through the experience, moving beyond the puzzlement of why and learning to fully function again are important challenges in the grieving process.
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Your Mental Health Information Booklet
Your Mental Health Information Booklet
This booklet has been produced as part of the ‘Your Mental Health’ awareness campaign, which aims to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland. In planning this campaign, we asked Irish people in a major national survey about their awareness of and attitudes to mental health and what it means. The responses were mixed. While most Irish people agreed that anyone can experience a mental health problem (85%), most people also admitted that if they had a problem they wouldn’t want other people to know about it (62%). The challenge for the ‘Your Mental Health’ awareness campaign is to make it okay to talk about mental health in everyday life. It is something that can be good or bad and is an important part of all of us.
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Mental Health
Mental Health
No one likes to discuss "MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES" , perhaps if you are feeling under the weather, this site could help you at a time when you feel no one else can understand.
http://www.healthpromotion.ie
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Village Counselling
Village Counselling
Village Counselling Service is a low cost confidential counselling service which operates currently from one location in Tallaght Killinarden Enterprise Park . It has 6 counselling rooms available with over 100 volunteer counsellors offering up to 400 hours of counselling weekly. A cognitive-behavioural, client-centred, integrative approach is adopted which addresses the reality of a multi – cultural society.
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Samaritans
Samaritans
Samaritans Lo-call 1850 60 90 90, (Open 24 Hours a day) Samaritans Ireland provides confidential and non-judgemental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings that could lead to suicide. Their services are always open, so there will always be someone to talk to.
http://ie.reachout.com
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Depressed
Depressed
Feeling Depressed - 1800247100 (Life - 24 Hour Suicide Support Helpline )
http://yourmentalhealth.ie
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Depression
Depression
 For anyone concerned for a loved one or indeed anyone thinking suicidal thoughts, please look here for support . Also free app with emergency contact - worth referencing in case you ever need to access help: http://irelandphoto.com/dph/app/
http://www.depressionhurtsireland.com
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Merck Manual of Medical Information (Home edition)

The Home edition of The Merck Manual of Medical Information is based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine, but written in everyday language by around 300 outstanding contributors.
Merck Manual of Medical Information (Home edition)
The book covers many difficult medical concepts, but is written in everyday language.
Merck Manual Home Edition


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