Hi over the last 5 years I have lost 3 children, my eldest daughter was 29 when her and her husband died in a car crash 5 yrs ago , my youngest daughter took her own life aged 23, 17 months ago and my youngest son age 28 who had autism took his own life this week… I struggle to function on a daily basis… I don’t even really know why I’m on here as I don’t really like sympathy… I know keeping my emotions locked in is not healthy and it’s making me ill…
Hello @nanette ,
I can see that you’re new to the community. I hope you find it to be a support to you, but I am so sorry for the loss of your children that brings you here.
You say you are feeling like daily life is a struggle. What you are going through is so devastating and I can understand why you are finding it difficult to function. I wanted to share some sources of support that might help you right now.
Child Bereavement UK support families with the loss of a child. They also support bereaved children. You can call their helpline on 0800 02 888 40.
The Compassionate Friends support families who have lost a child of any age. You can call them on 0345 123 2304
Sue Ryder also has some resources which can help you cope with grief.
Our Grief Guide self-help platform which has information, resources and advice to help you through your grief
Our Grief Coach text service, which sends you personalised text support via SMS
Our free Online Bereavement Counselling which is held via video chat
Our Bereavement Information pages which can walk you through what you are going through.
Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.
My daughter age 19 who was Autistic took her own life last year. She was so special and a lovely kind and clever daughter. She had her struggles but deep down wanted to live.
I can’t imagine what you are going through. The last year has been a real struggle and it’s just an existence for me now not a life. But I do hear from other people in similar situations, eventually things do get easier. Xx
Hello Nanette - I am sending you my love, my strength and the hope that you will receive some hope and understanding from the forum . I cannot imagine how you have coped loosing three beloved children, I lost two boys and have been devastated . You need as much support as you can and hope that you have and can be offered more than just counselling , I was offered a psychologist and it has been a lifesaver for me. I will be thinking of you and will always be here if needed ,xx