Help for Suicidal Parents

Today OnlyDads received a chilling email and we are asking for your urgent help.

In a ntshell, a Mum tragically died just hours after giving birth. While the Dad lives in the UK, the extended family are all living abroad.

We have been contacted by the family to say that they are having to take the baby abroad to live with them for a while because Dad isn’t coping. The email states he is now suicidal.

We have been asked if we know of any retreats (or similar) where this Dad can go to find some space for recovery. He is telling his family that he is “mentally ill” and can’t go on.

We are very aware that the marvelous Dadshouse has been working towards just this sort of facility, but due to lack of funding has not been able to get this up and running yet.

Does anyone know of or have any ideas where such a “parent in total traumer” can find a place to stay and get support? He is London based.

We are in touch with the family now – and said I will get back to them as soon as possible. Rather than leave comments – please DM @onlydads on twitter or email info@onlydads.org

Many thanks

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About onlydads

Single Dad living near Totnes in Devon. I founded www.onlydads.org in 2007 and live with my daughters Priya, 14 and Anya 11. I write about single parenting, work, overcoming trials and tribulations and sometimes not overcoming trials and tribulations.
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