Anybody who tells you to 'snap out of it' just hasn't got a clue! Forgive them their ignorance.
Caregiving is a difficult job... check NCFA website for information and support. And keep posting here. I suspect we've all been in a place where we just don't care anymore, where absolutely nothing matters to us.
A psychologist, years ago, gave a great definition of depression: It is a disease where, if there were a magic wand across the room that would erase all your problems - you don't have the energy or motivation to walk across the room to pick it up.
Hang on. Try to do one small thing today that gives you pleasure.
damwinston, for all those that are caregivers they are at a much higher rate for depression and related illnesses as they give so much to others and often forget to take care of themselves. I too was in the health care field for many, many years any regardless of what kind of care you do, it is almost impossible to care for others and be a selfish person at the same time....
Please know that you wont hear "snap out of it" here....at least not on the depression board. Your feelings are real and valid. wmnak has given you a wonderful resource with the NCFA website. Also, perhaps you can take a few days for yourself and be lazy, do some things you like to do. If this doesnt help with your depression any then perhaps you may want to talk to your doctor, but you do want to make sure you do something for yourself and only yourself at least once a day no matter how small it is.
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I can understand that greatly....I have had depression pretty much forever (as long as I can remember). I worked in the mental health field for many years, studied psychology and have my degree in it. Yet still refused to go to counseling myself as I saw so many people from my line who were much worse off then I and I always thought I could "handle it" or "control it".
In my belief now, depression is such an individual disorder. You dont have to have the abusive background, relationships, or general disfunction to have depression and have it impact you in a severe way. As you stated in your post, things pile up one on top of the other and in someone who has depression we tend to dwell on these things. It took me a long time to get my behind into counseling (just last yr..and I am 33 yrs old) and it has helped me greatly if for nothing else then to just clearing my mind of all the crap that I carry around with me on a daily basis. Stress.
Please dont worry about unburdening your problems onto someone else in this manner, this is what they are trained for.
I am sorry about your car... to that I can relate also! We had a huge hail storm a few months ago and I had thousands of dollars of damage done to my car (forgot to put it in the garage)....finally got the last of the body work done 3 weeks ago and while my car was at the body shop, finished and waiting for me to pick it up some idiot ran into it. Karma i guess....