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External documents

Dealing with Traumatic Bereavement

A resource for those supporting people who have experienced traumatic bereavement

The effects of traumatic bereavement are unique for each individual, and vary in nature and intensity. As well as confounding the grief process, traumatic bereavement can lead to the development of post traumatic stress disorder and depression (Dowdney, 2000).

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Dealing with Sudden Death

Helping Children and Adolescents

Due to physical, psychological and emotional development, children in each age group will deal with sudden death in different ways.

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Dealing with Sudden Death

Information for Young People

When you are bereaved by sudden death you may experience some, none or all
of these feelings. These are normal reactions to a sudden death. Although the
feelings can be very strong, they will usually weaken over time and with
reassurance.

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Dealing with Sudden Death

in Adulthood

When you are bereaved by sudden death you may experience some, none or all of these feelings. These are normal reactions to a sudden death. Although the feelings can be very strong, they will usually weaken over time and with reassurance.

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Dealing with Sudden Death

Common Grief Reactions

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