It’s 6 months now since my daughter died I don’t think I’ve had a night’s sleep since then I either go to sleep and wake early thinking of her or don’t sleep till the early hours I still can’t get my head around that she’s gone I think about her all the time I cry on a daily basis I don’t know how to move on
Hello @Mabel1 ,
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 are unsure how to move forward. 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.
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.
Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.
I am so sorry for your loss. Its completely normal to have disturbed sleep, and your daughter on your mind constantly. Allow yourself all the time you need to adjust and process your loss, it takes a good long while to accept the loss of your child. I found the first year like a fog, from which i couldnt escape. It was too much to bear.
I still cry daily 2 years on from my sons passing, as a parent, I’m not tears will ever stop because we love them so very much.
Eventually, you will manage to sleep a little longer, sometimes evening dreaming about your daughter. The dreams can be unsettling and pray on your mind but its all part of the healing process and coming to terms with our loss.
Sending much love your way