I posted this a few days ago for another member and thought it might help you ....................
If you're depressed, you'll know exactly what it feels like, but putting it into words is rarely easy. If you're the friend, relation or colleague of a depressed person, it can be very hard to understand exactly what's happening. To sum it up in one word, depression is Hell.
Depending on whether the sufferer is experiencing mild or major depression, the actual strength of the feelings will vary, but the principle is the same - a confusing maelstrom of powerful negative emotions makes everyday tasks seem pointless. The sufferer is permanently miserable, and although in many cases they'll realise that there's no logical reason for them to feel so low, there's very little they can do about it because the emotions in their head are so powerful
Imagine going through day-to-day life, with nothing apparently wrong, but feeling as though every one of your closest relatives has suddenly died, leaving you totally alone. The experience often gets better in the late evening, but returns, just as strong, the following day. Quotes from depressed people compare the experience to;
a slow crawl through Hell
being a leaf in a strong wind
being trapped inside my own head
watching a film of my life
going through a dark grey shadow of life
looking over the suicide cliff
seeing the world through a plate of dark glass
being a kite in a hurricane - I daren't let go of the string
Resource: the Glass Bell Jar
I know you need to take care of you but remember she is sick, and you love her.
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