I lost my dad to an illness called ataxia , he was my best feiend, and my guide and all else. Since hes left, i feel numb to any emotions and tired ,sleepy, n forgetful to anything i do. Im just not coping amd no one seema to undertsnad the level of severity of it. Im thinking about drugs all the time.

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Hello @Rifat,

I’m so sorry about your dad. I’m hearing how painful this is all feeling and I want you to know that you’re not alone. There’s always someone out there to help you through this.

If you do feel that it’s getting too much, you can reach out to one of the following organisations who are always just a call or text away anytime you would like someone to talk to:

  • Samaritans are available 24/7 to talk about anything that you are worried about in confidence. You can call them on 116 123.
  • Shout are contactable by text, 24/7. You can text REMEDY to 85258 and talk to them about anything.
  • You can also find your local NHS urgent mental health helpline here.
  • If you’re worried you’re going to hurt yourself, call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.

If you’re interested in counselling, we offer free sessions at Sue Ryder. You can also make an appointment with your GP and ask to be referred to counselling or other support services in your area. We have also recently launched a Grief Guide Service, which provides articles and interactive tools to help you cope with grief. If you’re interested in understanding more about grief and how you can manage it, please visit

We know that grief can be so painful to cope with. You have mentioned that you are thinking a lot about drugs. If you are struggling with drugs, you don’t have to do this alone.

You deserve this support, keep reaching out.

Take care,