in one of the loneliest moments of my life
Me Too
Emma Lindsay

Was it actually just a lonely moment which could be over come by talking with a friend, or was it an episode of clinical depression brought on by altered brain chemistry, and absolutely untreatable with logic and compassion?

My mother suffered suicidal depression for several decades due to untreated childhood sexual abuse. No amount of compassion could possibly have prevented her numerous attempts.

The most difficult thing was recognizing the depression wasn’t her fault while trying not to resent her while she blamed everyone around her for her depression.

I can tell you the greatest fear of your family and friends is probably their fear of saying or doing the wrong thing, leading you to harm yourself.

They are caught in a no win situation, either angering you through distance, or attempting to help but inadvertently failing you.

What does your psychologist say is the best response?

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