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Loss & Death

 

What is loss, what is death?

 
     
 
Loss and death can mean something different to everyone.
 
     
Loss and death can mean something different to everyone. It may be the loss of a friend from your life or of your favourite possession. Death may be when someone in your life passes away, or if a pet you love dies. Sometimes people die of old age and sometimes younger people die. A person might get really sick or die suddenly, like in an accident. Loss and death can happen at anytime in someone’s life and there are many different feelings that this can bring up for you.
 
When someone you love dies, you might feel sad that the person will no longer be around to talk to or to have fun with. You also may not feel anything at all or you may feel like crying and that's ok. You might feel lonely or you might even feel angry at the people around you or the person that died. Everyone grieves differently after losing a loved one.
 
     
 
You also may not feel anything at all or you may feel like crying and that's ok.
 
     
 
You might want to ask about some things you don’t understand, like where people go after they die.  It’s important for you to have someone you can talk to about these things. You may have many other questions about the different feelings that you have when something like this happens. You have a right to talk about this with someone that you trust and feel will listen and support you.
 
You may find the following organisation useful for information and support.
     
 
The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the number is 1800 666 666.
 
     
Childline is always here for you if you want to talk. You can ring us or go on our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily, all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.