Living with grief: Part 1 - the loss of a child. Dustin and Chloe's story.

Dustin Perry is a man on a mission. After losing his daughter to brain cancer, Dustin has set out on a crusade to find funding to expedite the research into finding a cure for this particularly nasty cancer.

Alex, who's dad died of the same disease just last year talks to Dustin about Chloe and the road they travelled down. The loss of a child is a parents biggest fear, we hear how Dustin lives with his grief and how he copes from day to day.

There are many resources available to parents who have lost a child to seek help. If you or someone you know needs help there are resources below to find assistance.

GriefLine - 1300 845 745

LifeLine Loss and Grief - 13 11 14 

If you want to support the search for a cure for Brain Cancer please donate to any of the charities listed below:

The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Charlie Teo Foundation

The Mark Hughes Foundation

if you are struggling to cope and need help, take a look at the resources below: 

Lifeline Australia Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention. Call For Immediate Support. Empowering Australians to be Suicide-Free Through Connection, Compassion & Hope.

Call 13 11 14

Dads in Distress Call Dads in Distress 1300 853437 or (+61 2) 6652 8113

Panda supports men, women and their families who are suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression. 

Call 1300 726 306

Panda PND Factsheet

Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Black Dog Depression Test

Beyond Blue Provides Support And Information On Anxiety, Depression And Suicide

Call 1300 22 4636

Mensline provide free 24/7 help, support, referrals & counselling services for men via telephone, online and video.

Call 1300 789 978

Mental Health Plan How to get your 10 sessions with a psychologist via the GP.

DadsGroup Inc (DGI) is a not-for- profit community organisation committed to connecting new dads, thereby improving men's health.

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