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Published October 30, 2020 in

Helen Bohan on traumatic grief following her brother’s death after his boat sank at sea

Episode 35

On January 10th 2007, just 24 hours after five men lost their lives in an Irish vessel called the Pere Charles, just a few miles down the coast, another boat was to run into difficulty resulting in the loss of two more lives.

In this conversation, I speak with Helen Bohan who’s brother Ger Bohan was the skipper on that second vessel, the Honeydew II. Helen talks of the impact of this sudden and traumatic loss, how she coped in the weeks, months and years afterwards, the importance of acknowledging sibling grief and so much more.

Helen and Liz refer to an article about ‘resilience’, the link to which can be found here.

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