My Son

My beloved 43 year old Son took his life in January and we have just had the funeral yesterday. Everyone said I would feel better after the funeral but my heart is aching with his loss. I feel I will never get over it, my heart is broken :broken_heart:

Hello @Christine23,

I’m so sorry to hear about your son. It sounds as though things are very difficult at the moment and you are feeling heartbroken.

I’m glad that you’ve been able to share how you are feeling here and I hope that you find the community a good source of support. Everyone here has experienced the loss of a loved one 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 a few Sue Ryder resources with you that may help you right now.

Another good place to get support is The Compassionate Friends - 0345 123 2304. The Compassionate Friends offers support for families who have lost a child of any age which you might find helpful.

Take care - keep reaching out,


Hi Christine23. Firstly I am so sorry for your loss and what I mean is for the devastation, pain and longing left behind. Whilst I know there are no words to help I can understand as my loving daughter who was 33 also took her own life 12 weeks ago. Only a parent who has lost a child in this way can understand as it is not possible to imagine what we are left feeling after. You might also like to try the SoBs site as it is specifically for survivors of suicide and everyone understands and you will come across kind people who will stay connected to you.

With care x. Paul

Thank you and I am so very sorry for your loss too. I never thought I would be able to say “I know how you feel” but I so do - my world is shattered and every Friday night the thoughts come and the misery I feel is gut wrenching. I can’t imagine life without my boy I just have to be thankful that I had him for 43 years and some people don’t get that privilege. I have to hold on for the rest of the family who need and love me :broken_heart::face_holding_back_tears::broken_heart::face_holding_back_tears::broken_heart: