THE JOURNEY OF GRIEF

"Parents’ immediate reactions to their baby or child’s death may be shock, disbelief, a sense of numbness or unreality."
 

The death of a child is an unbelievable and unacceptable traumatic event. The natural expectations, hopes and dreams for your child have been shattered.       

 

It is important to understand these feelings you are experiencing, although very frightening and intense, are normal expressions of your love and sense of loss.  They are a natural reaction to the sadness and enormity of this tragedy.  Grief does not flow along a linear path nor does grief acknowledge a right or wrong way through the rollercoaster of emotions your journey will take you.  Men and women will grieve differently with their own intensity of emotions.

 

Counselling cannot take away the pain, loss or isolation you are experiencing.  It can however, assist your family in the search for meaning and survival.

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SIDS and Kids SA Counsellors are available out of office hours for emergencies.  Call:

 

CRISIS LINE:

1300 799 656

PHONE NUMBER

(08) 8332 1066

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 04:00 PM

EMAIL

administration@sidssa.org

415 Magill Road

St Morris SA 5068

ABN: 98 016 505 688​

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