With summer having drawn to a close and the prospect of winter on the horizon, it’s easy to find yourself hitting a low spot. However, in between summer and winter comes autumn; a time to enjoy the seasonal colour and a gradual transition into our boots and winter sweaters.
World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10th September each year, to help raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.
June 23rd is International Widows Day, a day which seeks to raise awareness of the plight of the estimated 258 million widows throughout the world, almost one in ten of whom live in extreme poverty and deprivation.
Connecting with other singles following the loss of a partner is a huge step and under the current circumstances, the prospect of dating again will seem all the more challenging.
Finding yourself widowed and perhaps living on your own for the first time in a long while and getting used to a new way of life without your late partner, will be hard. Then, suddenly being unable to socialise with friends and family because of the current situation, means there is the potential for the grieving process to become all the more difficult.
The New Year is officially in full swing and although there’s nothing written that says this is the only time for making changes, it is a good focal point for reappraising your successes and failures of the past year.