If you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]
The NHS says about grief:
There's no instant fix. You might feel affected every day for about a year to 18 months after a major loss. But after this time the grief is less likely to be at the forefront of your mind.
There are practical things you can do to get through a time of bereavement or loss:
Express yourself. 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.
Allow yourself to feel sad. It's a healthy part of the grieving process.
Keep your routine up. Keeping up simple things like doing the housework can help.
Sleep. Emotional strain can make you very tired. If you're having trouble sleeping, see your GP.
Eat healthily. A healthy, well-balanced diet will help you cope.
Avoid things that "numb" the pain, such as alcohol. It will make you feel worse once the numbness wears off.
Go to counselling if it feels right for you. Counselling may be more useful after a couple of weeks or months. Only you will know when you're ready.
If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away.