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So sad

woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,769 Disability Gamechanger
I am so very sad tonight, we learnt that a friend from way back in the day has passed away, we read about it on Facebook, we have not been in contact for 35 years now, but from the age of 16-25 we were the best of friends and even after we both married we socialised all 4 of us, he was just 63. I can't stop crying it was such a shock I'm 60 and not yet at an age when I expect friends to start dying off. Although we live some distance away we are hoping to be able to go to the funeral to pay our last respects.
At the moment my mental health is not all it could be and I must try not to let this push me over the edge.
I hope its ok to post this ?
my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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  • saz11saz11 Member Posts: 121 Pioneering
    @woodbine

    Sorry to hear your sad news....sometimes its hard to keep strong but talking and sharing does help not cure but defo help. Keep smiling and remember we are all here to lend support were we can. I find remembering good times keeps me smiling take care.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,941

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    edited July 2019
    Good morning @woodbine, I'm so sorry to read your news and of course it's alright to post about it. We're all here to listen and support you. Has a date been set for the funeral yet?

    I've found some resources from Mind with ideas for dealing with the effects of bereavement which may be of help to you. 


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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    ahh, that`s so sad to hear. Even though you`ve not seen your old pal for a while, you have great memories to cherish. I hope you get to the funeral and can re-kindle some old friendships. Keep strong mate xx
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