Hi there u.q.
Welcome to Beyond Blue and thank you for providing your post.
I wish to extend my sympathies to you regarding your brother. As you mentioned, you recently lost him and with the words you’ve written I’m guessing there that your grief period is very much still happening. That’s the thing about loss and the grief process – there is no time limit on it, for everyone is different and we all grieve in our own way and we all will take different time frames. I could have said after the word frames, “to get over it”, but I never say that because how can you get over something like the loss of a brother or another member of your family or anyone close. You can’t – you learn to live with it (for the most part).
I’m not sure about the groups that you speak of, but I’m sure there would be those kinds of groups around. I was thinking that perhaps if you give the Beyond Blue help line a call (the number at the top of each page on Beyond Blue), they may have some better information for you.
But also coming on this site is a very good thing you’ve done – as there are a lot of us who have had our share of loss in our lives and so we know, we understand how this all is.
So if you feel like you’d to unload or to vent about anything, you can do so here and we will read (listen to you) and if possible will try to provide responses back to you – with advice if we can, but we’ll be there to support you for as long as you would like.
Would love to hear back from you.