Depression

It’s finally happened. M finally admitted her feelings to the doctor who explained what she is feeling is depression. Not that I wanted to hear this – but it’s what we’ve all known for a while. She’s been down, depressed, tired, tearful etc. for some time, but just wouldn’t or couldn’t see a way of dealing with it or admitting her true feelings. I’m not sure how she ended up with an appointment for the doctor (she doesn’t like going), but I’m glad she did. Perhaps her pride – she’s a very strong woman – perhaps realisation that she isn’t invincible and that she has to spend time thinking of herself? Or was it something else?

How do you help someone in this scenario – someone that won’t admit to there being a problem? Is it best to let them realise it can’t go on?
There was a good documentary a while ago, but I missed it. I just hope that it will be repeated… Stephen Fry was the interviewer in the documentary and was frank about his experiences with manic depression…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/tv_and_radio/secretlife_documentary.shtml

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