“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” Nelson Mandela
We are three Mums who have lost children through misadventure, suicide and complications from drug use and have set up Kindred Souls with the aim of providing someone to talk to/share with who has experienced the death of an adult child. We find comfort in being able to share our stories with each other, and offer a listening ear (we are not counsellors or therapists) to anyone in the same situation, either singly or as a group, on the telephone, or face to face.
Our 32 year old daughter died suddenly and unexpectedly on 1st January 2015.
She is gone. Our loss feels sometimes unbearable, but now I am here, I want to honour her life and mine. I find it really important and helpful talking with kindred souls.
My 28 year old son took his life in 2010. He had suffered with acute anxiety and depression since puberty. Suicide was something we feared would happen for many years, and when it did we were devastated. It’s only others who have lost an adult child who really understand.
Our 25 year old son died in 2013 after 7 years of anxiety and depression, drugs (medical and street) and a vicious circle of hospitalisation/hope/psychosis. Time seems to make things worse and talking to those with similar experience helps.
If you’d like to talk to one of us please e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org