DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Luke - 17 years old

I'm normally the fun jokey guy, now I just feel lonely and hollow. What do I do now?

Half way through my final year of college, when exam stress was begging to build my mum sat our family down and told me my brother and sister our dad had kidney cancer. My mum and sis couldn't stop crying, my younger brother didn't seem to grasp what was really going on whereas I just felt scared, my mind running through all the possibilities of how my life would never be the same again. Meanwhile my dad seemed most calm of all but I could tell that he was worried more about how my mum would cope.

Since then, being at home around my mum makes me anxious, as she is always sad. My dad spends his days in bed, sick from the chemo, while my sister is up at uni. Since we told close family and friends I've become the interface of the house as no one wants to upset my mum to ask how everythings going with my dad. Sometimes I wish they would just stop asking! I havn't properly talked to friends about how I feel as I'm normally the fun jokey guy, now I just feel lonely and hollow. What do I do now?

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