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My dad is in hospital and I am very worried about him he has a life threatening condition
I have asked this before but I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I can never speak to anyone about my problems because I feel like they are judging me. I also attend youthwork services in Dumfries and I have good relationship with a few youthworkers and I really want to speak to them but I think I bother them too much and I just feel like I’m on edge all the time and I struggle to speak to anyone and I always look fine but there is always one person that can tell when I’m not fine even when I have a fake smile on my face. I just can’t pretend anymore and I need to speak to someone and how do I do this without feeling anxious or nervous😩
Have you suffered a loss?
People react in different ways to loss. Anxiety and helplessness often come first. Anger is also common, including feeling angry at someone who has died for "leaving you behind". Sadness often comes later. Feelings like these are a natural part of the grieving process. Knowing that they are common may help them seem more normal.
It's also important to know that they will pass. Some people take a lot longer thanothers to recover. Some need help from a counsellor, a therapist or their GP. But you will eventually come to terms with your loss, and the intense feelings will subside. There's no instant fix.
Talking is often a good way to soothe painful emotions. Talking to a friend, family member, health professional or counsellor can begin the healing process. You could also contact childline CLICK HERE
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