The loss of your offspring never heals! Its like no other,a gaping wound! My 26 yr old daughter died 10 yrs ago suddenly and its like yesterday but the only person who wants to talk about her is you.time is not a healer.

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Hello @Skunkymonkey ,

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 daughter that brings you here.

You say you are feeling like you have not healed after 10 years and it still feels like your loss was yesterday. 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.

Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.
Take care,


Found my 22 year old son dead in September I can’t actually cope with the pain

RachelG - I’m so sorry you have lost your son, and that you have also suffered traumatic grief because of that awful loss. You can only cope a tiny bit at a time, as you must have been doing so far. The pain is still so raw, so ever present, and so all consuming. I am 31 weeks on from losing my beautiful daughter in a traumatic death, and it still causes me so much heartache. But I think I am coping a little bit better each day with the support of dear friends and family. I hope you are getting some support and love through this deeply difficult time. Keep posting on here as it has really helped me and many others to share with people who know and understand just what you are going through. I hope you begin to learn how to live with you pain.