I lost my mom 5 years ago now very unexpectedly. My mom took her own life. At the time I had to concentrate on being strong for my grandparents, funeral arrangements and completing my degree. I had also just come out of a relationship and feel I never really gave myself the time to grieve for my mom. I managed it at the time surprisingly well and even those closest to me would comment on how strong I had managed to be and how well I did to keep it together.
For the last few months I have found things very difficult. I find myself constantly thinking about it and asking myself the unexplained questions. Over the last few weeks I have been crying every day. I went to the GP yesterday to get some advice and she believed that I was suffering with delayed grief. Is it possible this long after the loss? She recommended I looked for some type of bereavement counselling and take some time off work. However, I have only just started a new job over the last month which I have found difficult to concentrate on but I worry that it looks awful to be off so soon. I am just looking for any kind of advice please.