Affected by Bereavement??
The feelings that we have after someone close has died can be called grief. Everyone experiences grief differently – there is no ‘right’ way to feel. Feelings can include shock, numbness, despair, intense sadness, guilt, depression, relief, fear, anger. It can sometimes feel as if we’re thrown from one feeling to another to another. It’s not unusual to feel numb, which means feeling like you have no feelings at all.
When faced with bereavement 'Many young people find that they can’t get on with day-to-day activities. Even small things like getting out of bed, going to school, talking to friends can somehow seem enormous. Sometimes you might find that you get behind with school, college or work because you just can’t concentrate. Life can just feel ‘too much’. This is a common reaction.
Remember there is ALWAYS someone ready to LISTEN & SUPPORT you in a time of crisis!!
This link is a booklet for young people affected suicide http://www.rd4u.org.uk/YouthBooklet.pdf.
The Youth Cafe in the KDYS Youth Centre, Killarney is open
Wednesdays from 3 - 6pm,
Thursdays from 3 - 6pm &
Fridays from 3 - 9pm.
Our Youth Workers are here, if you would like any support, information or just a place to meet with your friends.
Also other contacts are:
Southwest Counselling Centre, Killarney: 064 6636416
Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
Console: 1800 201 890
Teentxt: Text the word ‘TEEN’ to 50101 and someone will get back to you