“I feel so alone in my grief.” – If this is you, read on…

“I didn’t know grief would be so lonely… I feel so alone in my grief.” – Is this something perhaps you have said or thought? If so, this article is for you. I hope you find it helpful. Life following bereavement can be more isolating and lonelier than many people expect. Here are a few…

Summer 2019: 62 km photo-story & other news

I’ve now returned home from my extended visit to Australia, meeting (most of) my partner’s large family for the first time. This was the third year of my kilometres = years birthday walking challenge on behalf of the Samaritans. I walked 32 km while still in Australia, and another 30 km back home here in…

Bereaved by suicide – a supported retreat

UPDATE 27/1/19: The retreat explained below has now passed. We had a small group of people, all of whom had experienced one or more suicides amongst their close family, and I believe everyone gained something from our time – as one lady wrote, “A very special time. … I have been looking forward to this…

Bereaved by Suicide

This post is a follow on to the previous article on depression, treatment, and the depressed Christian. Celebrity deaths by suicide often precipitate another round of public discussion about depression, mental illness, and the importance of talking about our problems and not just keeping everything inside. There are other topics that come out too, such…