Hi fotoartist, Unfortunally, I really dont see anything that you can do for him other than be as supportive as possiable which I am sure you already are. Something that struck me with your post was that you feel it is "your cross to bear" with his depression. Perhaps, since you are going through it also and understand he feels comfortable talking to you about his feelings. This can have its advantages and disadvantages such as, he may not talk to anyone else regarding his feelings and when he talks to you it may come out much worse than it is, like venting. Especially if they are feelings he has been holding onto and not speaking to anyone else about. Dont get me wrong it is great that he does talk to you, just with you being so far away it is really hard to assess the real situation. If he has a general mistrust of doctors, then the next time you have vacation time at work take a few weeks and go visit him. Make some appointments with a doctors and go with him to the visits. This way you are involved in his care and he hopefully will feel that if you trust and like the doctor maybe he will too.
Post Edited (els) : 5/6/2006 9:03:01 AM (GMT-6)