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Losing my mother and son stuff nation

Losing mum as a child in some way prepared me for the shock of loss when my son took his own life. (File photo)

When my son died in 2013, I was taken back to my mother's sudden death when I was 17.

No support for grieving teens stuff nation

I was expected to be "over it" just a few weeks after my father's death.

I was expected to be "over it" just a few weeks after my father's death. Ten years on, I'm just starting to heal.

I still feel guilty for Dad's suicide stuff nation

All I could think then (and now) was "could I have prevented this?"

Two weeks before my father took his life he asked me a question. Forty years on and I'm still tormented by my response.

Mum's missing presence stuff nation

The birthday where I turned a year older than my mum got to be was surreal.

The day I turned a year older than my mum had been when she died was surreal.

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