The experiences of despair, loneliness and abandonment, characteristic of the months immediately following the loss of a loved one, are particularly difficult to stand, and often are the witnesses of extreme reactions.
There are situations in which the experience of the death of a relative or a friend can be particularly difficult, because accompanied by factors that make it decidedly unsustainable.
To mention a few examples, we refer to the case of a sudden death, the loss of a child, the death of a spouse at a young age, the bereavement related to a suicide, the death of several dear people at once.
For this reason our Association aims to provide solidarity and human support, practical and psychological aid to people who have suffered sudden deaths, such as road accidents, work-related accidents, suicide, natural disasters, crimes.
A human and professional support can play a role of enormous significance in mitigating pain and isolation of which invariably suffer the survivors to these deaths.
The specialist management of self -help groups, in which people gathered from similar and traumatic circumstances, is a particularly appropriate response to this type of need.
In parallel with care activities, De Leo Fund organizes training courses, meetings and seminars. In the context of scientific projects, De leo Fund collaborates with universities and other institutions to carry out research programs and educational activities in the field of suicide and traumatic bereavement issues in children, adolescents and adults.
“TOGETHER, NOT ALONE”: how to deal with a traumatic loss”
In order to realize this Project, a TOLL FREE number, 800 168 678, was activated in our headquarters in Riviera Mugnai 8 in Padua. A pone call represents the first moment of contact between the survivors who seek help and the professionals of De Leo Fund, which offer assistance and information at the following times:
Monday through Friday, from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00.