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Dear Paul s
Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your special relationship with your dad. It is no easy task to overcome the loss of family member and especially the ones that you are close to and to have both your parents pass away within a small timeframe from each other would be a challenge for anyone. I just wanted to acknowledge your pain and discomfort and to let you know you are not alone whilst you are working through these emotions.
The accumulative effect of your grief and loss, ups and downs and the depression I can only imagine would create some very grey or dark days for you whilst you sit with your pain and loss. It is okay to feel this way, and to work with your counsellor and other agencies to support you during this time. It is good to know you have some family and friends to support you whilst you learn to heal or find a place of comfort and to take care of yourself.
Don’t forget to access Griefline’s “book a call” with a grief and loss counsellor for a 30min timeframe which can be accessed on the website http://www.griefline.org.au
There is also a helpline that you can contact Mon – Fri 8am- 8pm 1300 845 745 and Lifeline 131114 can be contacted 24/7 and are especially good for those times when you wake in the middle of the night and may not be able to go back to sleep.
Don’t forget we are here for you.