My life feels completely pointless since my brother died

My brother died from suicide a couple of weeks ago and now I just don’t see the point of my life. He was everything and now he’s gone, I don’t know how to live without him. It hurts so bad every single day. I’ve been taking antidepressants (recently increased), having therapy and talking to my friends, but nothing is helping. I feel so bereft about losing him and nothing makes me happy right now.

How do I find purpose again? I’m severely depressed and scared I’ll end up in a mental health hospital because I am not coping, at all. I just hurt all the time and I don’t know what to do. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep going even though you feel like your whole world has ended?

Thank you for reading :slight_smile:

I’m so sorry. A horrible way to lose somebody.

I relate to how you feel, I am concerned about how I am coping. I am having therapy and I’m still feeling completely lost.

I think we are being harsh on ourselves though. It’s nigh impossible to be happy at the moment. I don’t have many tips to keep going other than just keep repeating that we need to be kind and look after ourselves right now, however that may be.

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It’s been said many times on this site, but it is so true!!
You are in the very early stages of your bereavement and the pain will feel so raw it will be difficult to even breath. You have to take tiny steps each day, don’t put any pressure on yourselves and most importantly when you feel you are going mad with grief, turn to this site. Put your thoughts down on here. It doesn’t matter what you want to say, just say it and know that we all understand how you are feeling. We will try to support you in any way we can. Read other people’s post. It will give you comfort to know you are not alone, how you are feeling is normal. And you might find some snippet of advise that will help you to grief, understand your feeling and hopefully enable you to take a few steps forward in your heavy day.

I have found this site so helpful and supportive. Just knowing you are not alone is so useful as I’m sure there are times when you feel you are in your own little world of darkness . We have all had different loses but you will also find some conversations purely related to your lose.

Keep reading and posting and take care

Dee xxx

Thank you for your message of support. I’m sorry I couldn’t reply at the time. I am doing much better than I was x

Thank you. I’m sorry I couldn’t reply earlier. I am doing much better than I was previously feeling x