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Forums / Grief and loss / Struggling after losing my Dad

Topic: Struggling after losing my Dad

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  1. wantedsiriusblack
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    9 August 2020
    Hi everyone. I don’t usually post online and am new here. I lost my beloved Dad two weeks ago and am struggling. He had dementia and was deteriorating mentally and physically but everyone thought he had more time. They were wrong. I didn’t get the chance to sat a proper goodbye he was unconscious by the time I got to see him. It just hurts so much to know I’m never going to see him again. I feel so lost and raw. I can’t concentrate or focus and just want to hide away all the time. I would give absolutely anything for just a few minutes with him.
  2. Tay100
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    9 August 2020 in reply to wantedsiriusblack

    Hi wantedsiriusblack

    I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's untimely/unexpected passing- my condolences. This must be an incredibly difficult time for you.

    We appreciate you stopping by here- our caring, compassionate community can help you work through your grief and loss. We have many people who have similar experiences who can provide you with solidarity and insight, especially with how to do deal with feelings of wanting to hide away and a lack of focus. Feel free to explore to explore this thread https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well to keep well and self-care in times of distress. We are here to talk through things further also, if you like.

    Sending kindness,

    Tay100

  3. P0L0
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    9 August 2020 in reply to wantedsiriusblack

    Hi wantedsiriusblack,

    I'm sorry hear this. Know that everyone on the forums is here with you every step of the way, and you have friends here on the forums.

    Know that what you are going through is normal and that's okay. You will come out the other end when you are ready.

    Also, if you need anyone to talk to or if you need support from anyone, get in touch with Beyond Blue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST at www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport . There is also Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Lifeline crisis chat 7pm - 12am at https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/ .

    Wishing you courage and strength,

    P0L0

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