Hi Baxcin, I understand what your Mom is going thru. Peri menopause can really make you feel down. Maybe she should see her gynecologist to see if there is a short term of hormones she can take. If she is 54 and no longer has periods she may well be in full menopause. But the good thing is it will pass and she may get back to her old self. Menopause can be hard on some people. If she needs it counseling can be a big help. As we age we sometimes feel we no longer have a purpose and that can be unsettling. I think it is a good idea to encourage her to come to this website and talk to others. She will find many friends here and it may truly lift her spirits knowing there are others out there who will offer her support and comfort. This is an amazing group of people. This forum has literally saved me from despair. Please let her know how much we would love to have her to chat with. She doesn't have to give her real name, just a forum name and she doesn't have to put any info into her profile or no email address. It is all anonymous and that makes it easier to talk to people. It can be a little hard getting started but once she writes her 1st thread others will respond very quickly and welcome her. Wishing you all the best.