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...


'Deep within'

Message from Antix:

"In 2002, my mum died of breast cancer. I was 16 years old. Despite having an amazing father and brother, I remember feeling overwhelmed by loneliness, as though I was feeling a pain that no one else could share.

It is sometimes hard for people, especially men, to talk about how they are feeling, or what is going on inside their minds. The more time that passed, the more isolated I became, and the harder it was to express anything, or even talk about her. When I sat down to write Deep Within, it was like my heart was pouring out into the words.

I wrote it to save myself from being eaten alive by my feelings. And now, when I listen to it, or when I perform it, I do so that people who are feeling that pain can know… they are not alone.

The song is for every person out there who has lost someone they love."


Message from riprap: Follow this link where you can listen to the sound track of "Deep within".

Page updated 13 July 2016