People left bereaved by suicide now face losing their trusted counsellors
'Why, oh why"? These are the words heard repeatedly from those who have lost a loved one to suicide, which is frequently inexplicable in its cause and always devastating for those left behind.
The counsellors in Console know this, of course and it is a deep disappointment that the HSE has decided to shut down the organisation and transfer its bereavement services to some other sector, presumably related to suicide.
For those presently availing of the services of Console, it will be upsetting, since counselling for any set of problems involves forming a trusting, confiding and respectful relationship with the counsellor.