Oh...I said some things that don't really make sense. I haven't slept all night because I was up talking with her. Umm, I meant that she wouldn't go for a treatment facility that required you to spend massive amounts of time in. I'm really sorry for the badly typed question. I can't make sense of it right now from the lack of sleep. :(
I have been struggling with depression on and off for what seems like most of my life. I think it always helps to see the light when there is someone to talk to or care for me when I'm getting extremely hopeless. I also turn to alcohol, but usually when I'm at a very low point. See if there is some way to help your mom do something that she enjoys with friends or if you can take her out to get some sun. I have seen psychiatrists and taken a lot of medications, but the better medication has always been to be with good friends or doing things that I've forgotten I enjoyed (such as going to the beach). Sometimes it feels like you are in a dark hole, and you cannot see any light. You can help her find it, or hold her hand through the dark times.
But she won't go out with her friends. She says that nothing makes her happy anymore, and that includes me. I'll stay with her of course, because she is my mom and I love her, but I feel helpless. I wish she would go outside the house on her days off, but she literally chooses to stay home and watch tv while drinking. She says it's because she's too tired. I really wish she would go outside and spend time with people, including me...
i feel for you so much. i am a mum with depression, my daughter is just about the only thing that keeps me going sometimes.
you sound such a wonderfulperson to be so worried and caring about your mum.
alcohol makes people more depressed, its a vicious circle,
you are not selfish, you need to be looked after so dont be down on yourself
wish there was a magic wand to wave for your mum to be better. something will help its trial and error, im still trying to find something after 10 yrs.
do you get any help from any of her friends?
Thank you so much for the comments, both of you. To answer your question mimimimi, she has friends but she never goes out with them. She keeps them at a distance I think it's because she's ashamed of herself. I keep looking for something that will work for her, but I'm scared I won't find something before it's too late...
I hope my mom feels the same as you do inside, because I ask her if I'm enough to keep her around and she says she just hates living and nothing makes her happy. If I was your daughter I would be proud that my mom held on for me, too.
Does anyone have any other advice on what to try? :(
hi how are you feeling
thank you for what you said.
i wish there was something i could do to help you and your mum.
please dont give up, its the depression talking when she says shes hates living.
cant you get her friends to just come to her and not take no for an answer, the more time she spends with them the better it might get.
will try and think of something xxx