Is anyone here depressed due to sick kids?

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Laura G.
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 12/10/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never posted here before.  I usually post on the Crohn's forum.  Both of my children have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease.  My son in 2005 and my daughter last October.  I have always struggled with depression from time to time, bit I just can't seem to get over this.  I have been having a few drinks in the evening and this probably doesn't help much either.  At this point, I have only cried once in the last couple of years.  I act like everything is okay, but inside I feel pretty much dead. 
I am curious how other people dealing with chronically and at times very ill members of their families cope?

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   Posted 12/12/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   

There have been a few times when a member of my family has been ill (Physically or Psychologically) and I find the best thing for me is understanding. Understanding an illness, whether it be Schizophrenia, Chron's, Depression or Cancer, makes it seem less scary to me and thats how I cope. The answer certainly is NOT in the bottom of the bottle. I have been tempted so many times just recently (and I actually did once) but it made me feel even worse. This is because alcohol is a DEPRESSANT. There is nothing in having a glass of wine or whatever to unwind, but it is not the answer... trust me, ive looked!


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