Sorry to hear this. I partially understand how helpless you feel. Someone once confided in me, also when I was in high school, that she would kill herself if she lost her mother to cancer. She was mad at me for telling the guidance counseler, and to this day I have no idea if what I did was of any help, but it was all I could think to do at the time.

I think the advice given here is excellent.

((((((((hugs)))))))))