Lost dad 2 years ago today

by Ger
(Ireland)

Hi all

I will start by telling you im in my thirties and was very close to my late Dad, he was 75 and had leukemia. He was also mentally ill for many years but was an extremely kind beautiful man and he did so much for me.

At the moment im going through tough time, my son has aspergers and it reminds me alot of my late Dad, ive found it helps to cope to talk bout dads illness but in one sense i feel maybe im betraying him, please offer me some advise, i always say he was a beautiful man and as i too suffer anxiety and say this i feel it shouldnt be a thing of shame but years ago times were different.

Thanks

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Dec 31, 2012
Hello again
by: GK

Hi

Just wondering has anyone else any input on my story, thanks

Dec 26, 2012
thank you doreen
by: ger

Thank you so much Doreen for your kind words, I think it is great advice to have sime councelling as I really feel the need to talk through everything, things are betr out in the open, thanks again Doreen, Geraldine

Dec 26, 2012
Lost dad 2 years ago today
by: Doreen U.K.

Ger many people suffered with mental illness and was just put on drug therapy. These days there is progress and people can be helped better. Years ago Mental illness was stigmatised and looked down upon. Today more and more people live with options of going into counselling and trying to resolve their difficulties of the past they grew up with. There is NO SHAME in this. It is a Shame to have to live with prejudices around Mental illness and anxiety due to misunderstandings when one can be helped to have a better quality of life by confronting these issues.
You are not betraying your dad by talking about an illness that affected your life when you would have been affected by your fathers illness. It is actually a very MATURE and RESPONSIBLE act to do anything that can Help You or your family live a more productive and fuller life living from the exposure to Mental illness that always affects one's life.
Counsellors are better trained and able to help individuals resolve issues from their past.
My nieces son has Asbergers syndrome and I know fully how this affects the family. All the stress and anxiety that goes from living with someone with this problem. There is support in the medical profession to help individuals with this. Make sure you are getting the right support and information that will help you and your son. Also seek out a good counsellor who would be able to support you with your anxiety over what Life is giving you at this moment. You can learn coping skills that will alleviate you of deeper anxiety. I hope that your life gets better and that you are able to move on in life better with the right support.

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