In this episode, Sally Douglas, co-host of the Good Mourning Podcast, shares her personal story on what it has been like to lose her mum unexpectedly to a sudden seizure, while living on the other side of the world.
She talks about how she had to push her grief aside while dealing with the practical side of things that come with a loss, what that first month entailed and how she has navigated her grief since.
Sally also shares her tips on how you can support someone who is grieving, and those conversations to have with your loved ones, that you might not have thought about. Oh, and an insight into what it’s really like to sprinkle your mum’s ashes!
Lifeline Australia: https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Motherless Daughters Australia: https://www.motherlessdaughters.com.au/
When Life is not Peachy by Pip Lincolne: www.booktopia.com.au
Checklist of things to do when someone dies:
Epilepsy Action Australia’s SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist: https://www.epilepsy.org.au/sudep-checklist/
You can learn more about SUDEP Action and the support it offers here: https://sudep.org/support
SUDEP Action also holds an International Epilepsy Deaths Register, which gathers information about epilepsy-related deaths so that research teams can learn vital information about how to prevent further deaths in the future: https://epilepsydeathsregister.org/
New Australian death notification service: https://deathnotification.gov.au/
UK’s ‘tell us once’ death notification service: https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/organisations-you-need-to-contact-and-tell-us-once
Untangle Grief’s guide on closing accounts after someone dies: https://www.untanglegrief.com/post/how-do-you-close-accounts-after-someones-dies