Boxing day 2022 my boy Jake only 32 was taken…suffering without him is hard but even harder to see his younger brothers suffering without him also. They are trying to be themselves but we are lost without him…still raw i know but looking at other conversations i know things never get easier!
Thank you for reaching out - I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. Sadly, many of our members have experienced the loss of their child and will understand some of what you are going through.
I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share some sources of support that might help you right now.
- 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.
There’s also a long-running support thread which you might find helpful to read or introduce yourself on. You can find it here.
Take good care - you are not alone.
I lost my son 1st November 2022.
I’m struggling too.
Watching his younger sister suffering is heartbreaking.
We were with him when he passed away and I tried tirelessly to save him as did the emergency services but it wasn’t meant to be.
I will miss him until I take my last breath.
Take care of yourself x