Have given this thread a clear title to let people avoid it if they are likely to be upset by it. My daughter has heard that a friend of hers has killed herself. A close-ish friend. Daughter is saddened, but very sensible - more so than I am I am so upset by it that I really can't talk about it or listen to any details etc. I didn't know the girl even. I have to walk out of the room if it is discussed. There have been two previous occasions when young friends of daughters have died and it's really, really got to me each time. Part of being a mother to them is not wanting anything to happen to anyone like them, if that doesn't sound silly?