My Daughter lost two friends in the last week.

Katherine - posted on 09/29/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter lost her girlfriend to suicide early last week. Today she has lost a friend in a motorcycle accident and I am trying desperately to get her out of her depression. She wakes up crying, goes to bed crying. I talk to her, or just sit and listen, or just let her cry while I hug her, She wants to go to work to get things off her mind and I think it is great, but I also think it may be too soon? What can I do to help her to stop crying?


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Jodi - posted on 09/29/2015




How old is your daughter? I think she needs some grief counselling. It is normal for her to be feeling really down about all of this, and it is all still incredibly raw for her. Losing someone close to you can take a long time to heal and we all heal in different ways. There is the chance that a part of her is blaming herself for not understanding her friend's pain and not being able to stop the suicide - this is also a pretty common emotion that comes with a suicide. Can you encourage her into talking with a counsellor who can help her through her emotions? Right now, you seem to be doing everything right - listening, comforting, giving her all the love that she needs. But the grief is not going to go away overnight, and she will need support through this for a long period of time.

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