not coping since mum died

Good evening everyone,
Even though my much loved mum died in 2018 I am still struggling with having to cope without her. Under a lot of stressful stuff at the moment and drinking a lot of alcohol which doesn’t do my chronic daily headache any good. I am also self harming a lot and making fingers very sore. On top of all this I have a few health problems and have been ill for 50 years. I was 8 when I had my first chronic daily headache and I haven’t been pain free since and my son has got aspergers so I am his carer. I have come here for support as it was also mum’s birthday on Friday and just need to contact other people struggling since losing their mum.


Hello @NoreenRuth,

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mum and of your illness. It sounds as though things are very stressful at the moment and you are struggling and in need of some support.

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.

Take care - keep reaching out,