My mum was diagnosed with depression when I was younger and took various forms of medication. She fort the depression and managed to "get rid of it" (I am aware that depression never really goes away completely). She was coping fine for years untill recently when she started having problems at work and at home form various family members as well as having 6 berievemtns one after the other in the space of aprox 2 months. Now its all got too much for her to cope with again and she has recently been diagnosed with depression again. She refuses to go on medication as she feels from her previous experience it dosent help her to deal with the issues causing the depression. She has good days and bad days. She doesnt feel very supported y the family and so the only person she is talking to at the moment is me which is great becaue I am aware that talking about things is a way of dealing with them but now Im finding it hard to ope with her wanting and needing to talk as well as everything else going on in my life. I know that sounds really selfish but its true. I feel now Im dealing with everything on my own as I hesitate to tell her what is going on in my life as I dont want her to worry about me. What can I do? I dont want her to stop talking but at the same time Im finding it harder to cope with.
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