This powerful and deeply sensitive booklet articulates the thoughts and feelings surrounding the sudden death of a fit and healthy friend, explaining the ferocious impact of the loss. It aims to help others understand their own responses to such a life-changing event, as well as enabling friends and their families to become more aware of the searing grief that comes with the death of a friend. The authors have brilliantly expressed their feelings which, in some cases many years later, they are still fighting to come to terms with.
Cardiac Risk in the Young has a Friends Facebook support group where people (aged 18 and over) can connect and share experiences with other people who have lost a friend to a young sudden cardiac death.
The group is a private community for people who are in touch with CRY to connect, share their feelings with others who have experienced the loss of a friend, and be part of a support network for one another.
A place where we hope you will feel safe in the knowledge that you are not alone in how you feel.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was established in 1995 to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths (YSCD, SADS) through awareness, screening and research and to support affected families. CRY funds fast-track services at the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology and the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.
Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.