Grief · Mental Health

Losing a parent at a young age, you lose most of your childhood and you’ll have to grow up pretty quick.

Trigger Warning – Talking about the death of a parent and other triggering things. 

I want you to listen to this song. It has helped me through the tough nights.  

I want to be raw as it still hurts to this very day. I don’t want to sugarcoat anything as losing a parent is utterly heartbreaking. At times, I barely can even speak about my own mum’s death as it gives me a choking feeling in my throat. That’s totally fine. But there will be other times where I can openly speak about how my mum death has affected me. 

My mum died when I was very young. It was hard, to say the least. 

My mum died then it felt like my childhood ended that moment I was told. I’m not angry at her or anyone. I was angry at life. When I’m having a bad day, I blame life. But sadly my mum was ill and in pain. 

I had to grow up pretty quick back then because I had to go to a funeral of my own mother. An experience what shouldn’t have happened but life is unfair sometimes. Nothing could have been done. Then I had to prepare to go to secondary school in a matter of weeks from watching my own mum die then life kinda carried on like that until at this point now. 

Losing a parent at a young age, you lose most of your childhood and you’ll have to grow up pretty quick.

Think about those little things you did together. Keep those memories alive. Nobody can steal those memories. Think of those memories. It’s going to be okay. Trust me.  If you’re struggling with grief, message me, I can’t give you professional advice but I can try to support you as best I can.

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Till next time

Love ya 

Shannon Diana xx


It is perfectly okay to admit when you’re not okay.

 Mental or physical illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am

I fight for my health and for other peoples health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors! 

If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone. 

I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much. 

Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you. 

You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all. 

You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day.  You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.

Here are some numbers to contact if you are experiencing a mental health crisis: 

Samaritans For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week: 

Call this number – 116 123 

Email address is 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men!  5pm to midnight every day.

Call this number: 0800 58 58 58 

Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat

Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm. 

Phone number: 0800 068 41 41 

Text Number: 07786 209697


Childline- For children and young people under 19. 

Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill) 

The Silver Line- For older people 

Call: 0800 4 70 80 90 

In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433

In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14

In other countries- Visit ISAP OR to find a helpline in your country. 

Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK: 

  1. Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment. 
  2. Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need. 
  3. Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one. 

If you would like to contact me for PR or any collaborations or even support if you are going through a bad time. Please follow my social media accounts and email me.

Instagram- @Shannondianaxx  

Twitter- @SDianaax 


Facebook Page- Mental Health & My Life

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