Chantel - posted on 07/19/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
I haven't personally lost a child, but my sister lost her only daughter and my only niece a year ago on July 28. Since the anniversary date is nearing, I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on how I can help my sister cope on this date? I have tried remembering her on mother's day and other special dates. She hasn't wanted to reach out to any support groups although she has turned to seeing a therapist who have put her on some heavy drugs. She says she needs them to cope each day, but they make her very tired and all she wants to do is sleep. I know I can't imagine what she's going through, but I just wondered if there is any way I can help her move away from taking so much medication? She has had thoughts of suicide and has had one attempt since her daughter's death. She is still a mom and I worry about the affects of her mood on my nephews. Thanks for any help or suggestions!