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doinnothin

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Hey there
I'm joining this forum in the hopes of getting some advice for my mom who is currently in the middle of a really bad bout of depression and is beginning to spiral. My dad and I are worried we might not be doing everything we can do to help.

Hoping to just gain some outside perspective with those who may have gone through something similar.
 
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Jazzmine84

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Welcome to this forum! There is plenty of people here who have gone or who are going through a similar struggle. Don’t hesitate to ask anything. If we can help you help your mom, we will be happy to provide.

It’s not easy seeing someone we love hurting that much, but there isn’t always something we can do, sometimes all we can do is just remind them of how much we love them and that when they will be ready, we’ll be there for them.

You can also try to invite your mom to use this forum or to find some support group. Learning we are not alone in our situation helps. It makes us feel less alien. And it’s a good way to find solutions, advice or to vent about our pain and demons.

When I was hurting as much as your mom, even seing other people be happy would feel like twisting the knife in my wound. It would make me feel guilty of failing to be happy. I would hurt every time I saw the pain and worryness in the eyes of people who cared for me. I would not take seriously anyone who hasn’t had at least a tiny grasp of the pain I felt inside.

Everyone is different, but we all need a medical follow-up, love, hope and a good support network.

Take care and good luck with your mom!
 
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doinnothin

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Thank you so much. It really is difficult and I'm hoping to gain a little bit of insight into what she's feeling right now.

I've just posted in the Psychosis forum. I hope I've found my way to the most appropriate forum since I'm not 100% sure what it is she's going through.

 
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