Neither one of us has had experience with depression before and as she sunk into her ‘Dark Place’ I tried to understand and she tries so hard to describe what was happening to her, to explain how she feels. As if somehow her ability to articulate what she is going through would somehow make everything better. That conveying her experience and causing me to truly understand would be a victory against a condition that has taken so much from her.
She is on medication and has been doing… fairly well. She still has days that I know she is having a rough time of it. I try and be there for her. I wish I could do more.
Today she sent me this with the message with the attached youtube video: “What he says about depression is so spot on, at least how I feel.”
This helped me get a better perspective. I hope it helps someone else out there trying to help their loved ones.