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Hello @diwags, it sounds like today has been a really hard day for you and you’ve lost many very close people in the last few years. I’m glad you are reaching out and talking about how you are going. I think the sadness you are feeling about the loss of the Queen and memories of your mum is a reflection of how deeply you love and miss your mum. This is a normal grieving reaction – when we have a reminder, sometimes it’s an anniversary or a birthday, it can bring you back to face the loss, even years later. Is there anything that has helped you in the past?
Keep reading and connecting on the forums if it is helpful. Another option over the weekend is our new ‘Book a Call’ service – https://griefline.org.au/get-help/book-a-call/. You can book a call at a time that suits you and one of the Griefline volunteers will give you a call.
I know the news about the Queen is everywhere at the moment, I wonder if trying to minimise this by staying away from the news etc. is a good idea. There are some ideas about other things that might help in this article on the griefline website – https://griefline.org.au/resources/understanding-the-symptoms-of-grief/