This statement was developed by a workgroup at the meeting of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement in Victoria, British Columbia on April 28 – May 3, 2013. You have full permission to translate the document into other languages, and to distribute it via websites, blogs, the media, and other venues. It is our intention that the message be shared widely.
When does a broken heart become a mental disorder?
Rarely, if ever.
But don’t tell that to the American Psychiatric Association, which has just released its fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is a catalogue of mental disorders, hundreds of them, each trailing a listing of symptoms. The manual informs selection of a diagnosis, which is required by U.S. insurance companies for reimbursement for mental health care.
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Floods & Bushfires Effecting Children
Below is a link to
information and resources pages which are continuously updated in response to the floods and bush-fire emergencies affecting many Australian children and young people.
site also provides some direct links to fact sheets, booklets
and other resources that can be obtained from well-recognised
Australian and international websites.
In particular, we refer
you to the Australian Resources for locally relevant material.
Early Trauma Grief
Children & Young People Affected by Diasters
The Bereavement Care Centre
to the Bereavement Care Centre. Our goals are to provide
comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services
for the terminally ill and their families, and for those
The Bereavement Care Centre offers complete bereavement care
services including bereavement counselling, educational courses,
educational books & DVDs and information for bereaved
adults and children. Go to the Resources section on our menu
for links to our services.
This website is also a place where people
can publish dedications to
their deceased loved ones for friends and family to read.
We also have a secure
online shop where you can purchase our books and DVDs
on bereavement counselling and support books for bereaved
people. If you are applying for one of our bereavement counselling
courses, our online shop also provides an easy payment method
for your course fees.
Up Club is a fun website just for kids where they can
see funny animated characters and play games such as connect
4 and Simon Says. When in the Bearing Up Club click on
the "SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL" for a fun earth