Its been nearly 18 months since losing mum who i done everything for i am finding now really finding it hard to function i feel i have isolated myself from my family i dont want to go to the house as i find it extremely hardi feels so lonely and just dont know how to cope with pain i have my own family and have 6 siblings and a stepdad but i just shut myself away or work to try and ease the pain
Hello @Evl2705 ,
I’m so sorry to hear about your mum and how lonely and isolated you are feeling 18 months on. It sounds as though things are still very difficult for you at the moment but grief has no time frame and you must be kind to yourself. You may now want to explore some additional 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.
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.
Another good place to get support is your GP
You can make an appointment with your GP and ask to be referred to counselling or support services in your local area
You can use the NHS IAPT scheme to search for psychological therapies in your local area: Find an NHS talking therapies services - NHS
You may also find this Sue Ryder article helpful, take a read when you feel ready. Losing a parent - coping with the death of a parent | Sue Ryder
Take care - keep reaching out,