Lisa Riley, an Emmerdale classic and actress, has spoken candidly about her feelings after the passing of her mother Cath.
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, Lisa, who portrays Mandy Dingle in the ITV serial, lost her mother in 2021.
The actress recently updated her Instagram fans with a beautiful photo of Cath and detailed her feelings after her mother passed away.
Lisa wrote the following in support of Sue Ryder:
“More than two-thirds of individuals (69%) have felt afraid or ashamed to discuss their feelings during mourning. Yet it’s crucial to keep in mind that all feelings are legitimate. After a loss, it’s normal to feel angry, guilty, disappointed, or resentful; you shouldn’t try to conceal or minimise these feelings.
When my mother Cath passed away, I experienced a range of emotions, including anger, loneliness, and a deep sense of “why me?” There is no right or wrong way to mourn, therefore it’s okay.
“That’s why I’m delighted to support the @SueryderCharity #ToBeHonest campaign, which invites individuals to open up and be honest with sentiments related to loss,” she said.
The post’s comments area offered a safe space for readers to share their stories and compliment Lisa on her candour.
Someone commented, “Love this post.” “After my mother passed away, I was the same. It’s the worst experience you’ll ever have.
‘Lost my wonderful mother six months ago, sadness is a rollercoaster,’ another user remarked. It’s simply dreadful x’ that I can never predict whether I’m going to have a day filled with constant crying or a day when I can manage.
In Emmerdale, Lisa’s character is now offering assistance to one of her closest friends who recently tried to take his life.
After experiencing melancholy and solitude for months, Paddy (Dominic Brunt) just had a crisis, with Chas’ (Lucy Pargeter) affair revelation serving as the impetus.