A few weeks ago, my mum's partner died in a car accident. We were able to make it to the scene at the time, but it has been a very awful time for my family.
My mum was the happiest she has ever been with him. After also suffering from severe depression and suicidal thoughts her new partner gave her happiness and joy in her life. But he was tragically taken away from her.
I have always advocated for people to speak up, talk to people about when life isn’t great. And after witnessing Stewart's death, I also have been speaking to professionals about my own mental health. I’m usually a resilient person who can deal with a lot going on, but the last few weeks have been pretty tough for myself especially.
I want nothing more than to take my mums pain away, but I know that if I don’t look after myself and my own mental health I won’t be able to be there for her or my brother.