Grief cycle

I’m new to the group.
I lost my Dad suddenly in 2020 to undiagnosed lung cancer and negligence that made an operation go wrong, which was aweful.
I need advice on how to cope better with grief, is it normal to get very angry with grief, with anxiety attacks, then get depressed, can’t stop crying for two hours once a week every week, the cycle just keeps repeating. I’m trying to help my Mum cope, survive, as well as fix some things. Any advice appreciated. I’ve been singing for relaxation. Thanks.

Dear @JS116

Welcome to the Community. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.

Grief is a horrible rollercoaster ride of emotions and anger is one of them. What you are going through is normal. Everyone reacts differenly to grief and for some it goes on for months and for others it will be years. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and there is no time limit as to grieving. You grieve at your own pace.

Sue Ryder has the following online bereavement support which might be of interest to you.

  • An online bereavement counselling service. This is a free service and sessions are held via video chat so you can attend from home. If you feel you want some one-to-one support, this may be of support to you . There is more information on Sue Ryder Counselling

  • There is also a recently launched Grief Self-Help Service which provides articles and interactive tools to help you cope with bereavement and grief. If you are interested in understanding more about grief and how you can manage it, you can visit

I hope this will be of help to you, you are not alone. We are all here to support you. Please continue to reach out here any time.

Take care.


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Thanks for the information

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