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nameanddetailschanged · 23/05/2022 19:27

If this is on the wrong topic I am sorry.
I have a close family member that is very likely soon to lose their loved one after a sudden illness. We are all 40-50.
As well as the obvious shock and sadness about what's happening I'm very worried about my family member.
His mental health is not always as good as it could be and he isn't one for asking for help. The few times he's been to a doctor they have fobbed him off. He's also previously found other ways to ease his stress (drugs, not for some years) and I know he must be desperate for something like that to help him again.
To be blunt I am worried this is going to tip him into doing something he can't come back from.
I don't know what I can do to help him.
My family and I are worried sick

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TeaAndChoccie · 30/05/2022 19:16

I'm sorry to hear your situation. We have a close family member with v servere long term mental health probs. He's about same age as your close family member. He lost his mum recently and I was convinced it would be awful, he'd relapse, be back in hospital etc...

He coped better than the rest of us to be fair! People surprise you. It will b what it will b. Just let him know u r there for him if needed 💐

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nameanddetailschanged · 24/05/2022 18:45

Thank you. I'm extremely worried

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Rotherweird · 24/05/2022 18:41

I'm so sorry to hear that. It might be worth getting in touch with the Anne Robson Trust who support people who are about to lose a loved one: annerobsontrust.org/ They have a helpline.

Post-bereavement, Cruse Bereavement Support have a helpline and also offer one-to-one support: www.cruse.org.uk

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nameanddetailschanged · 24/05/2022 17:57

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nameanddetailschanged · 23/05/2022 21:57

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