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Complicated Grief and Depression After Cancer
When you are grieving, it is normal for everyday things to seem hard and for you to have lots of mixed and really strong emotions – sadness, anger, loneliness, anxiety – sometimes over a long period of time. That’s why grief and depression sometimes get...
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My Brother and Dad Both had Cancer
My phone rang and I was told ‘Your brother has cancer’… words you never expect to hear. My brother Taylor was 15 when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. The only way he knew anything was wrong was because he had pain in his knee. Our family thought of...
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I Learnt How to be Strong
My name is Jack and I am 15 years old. I am a bereaved sibling residing in Townsville. My only sister Amy was 7 years young when she was diagnosed with brain cancer on the 17th of December 2007. When my parents first told me that my sister has...
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Facing Anniversaries and Celebrations
One of the hardest things about the death of a parent or brother or sister is realising that they won’t be around to share birthdays, holidays, celebrations and other important events in your life. These special events can all be difficult after someone...
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Dealing with Practical Issues After Loss
When you are grieving you may wish the rest of the world would stop, but it doesn’t. On top of all the emotions you’re dealing with, you may have to deal with the practical things that have to be done when someone dies as well as chores around the house...
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A Story About My Brother
My name is Emily and this is the story of my twin brother Mitchell. Mitch was diagnosed in October 1998 with a brain tumour. He underwent numerous operations over the years at Hospital; his last operation was in July 2005. When Mitch got sick he was very...
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Getting Support After Loss
Getting the right sort of support when you are grieving is very important but asking for help can be difficult too. Because the grieving process lasts for a long time, what kind of support you want/need may change over time and asking for it may get if...
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The Emotional Side of Loss
People feel and show grief in many different ways. Some feel extreme sadness and cry a lot. Others feel out of control and angry. Some people say they have a hard time sleeping and eating, while others experience exactly the opposite and want to sleep or...
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Changes in Relationships After Loss
Family relationships All of your relationships are going to be affected by the death of your mum or dad or sister or brother, but especially the relationships with and between your family members. You’re all grieving, and that can put a strain on all...
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Telling people
Most of your friends probably know that your parent or sibling has been having cancer treatment. But having to tell them that your loved one has died and face their questions about how you’re handling it is not easy. It’s up to you to decide who to tell,...
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