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Hi, my name is Carrie. I’m new here. I lost my dad 5 years ago, it will be 6 in March. My dad passed away in the middle of the night, we found him early in the morning. I did CPR on him until paramedics came. I don’t really feel like getting into the whole story at the moment. I didn’t have restful sleep till over a year after. Recently I have been feeling similar to that time. I have been of legal age to drink since last year. I find myself drinking, not for the pleasure or over drinking but for the sleep. I’m in college and sleep is a commodity for me. I feel like I may be going through the same thing. I feel bad for talking to friends and family since it’s been so long of coping for the past 5.5 years. I don’t know what to do at this point. Most of the counselors at my school are not equip for this. I don’t know who to talk to. Any advice would help. 

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Dear Carrie,

I am sorry, I know its hard. Please know you are not alone. There are resources in the community and through church. People care and want to help. Sometimes its hard to know where to turn but hopefully by telling the counsellor you need more help, they can direct you to more qualified people and support programs.

Thinking of you.

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Dear Carrie,

I'm so sorry for your loss.  Losing your dad so young too.  It doesn't matter if its one year, 5 or 10, grief and loss of a parent is very very hard.  I really would seek a grief counselor. A specialist in bereavement to help you work through the very difficult emotions that come with losing a parent.  I don't know where you live but do some research online and see if you could find someone in your area.  I am beginning to understand just from being on this forum for many many months, when you lose a parent when you are young, its much more difficult to process.  I have read many many stories here.  Please know there is nothing wrong that you are still struggling.  I hope you will seek help.

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