My mom had a stroke alittle over a year ago and she gets very depressed at times. She does take medication for the depression but there are still times when she wishes she didn't survive. She just wants to be left alone and cry. She doesn't understand why her left arm won't "wake up" and start working again. She gets down because she can't do the things she used to be able to do even though she does so much for herself again. I got her to join this site in hopes that hearing about other people's experiences it would change her outlook and maybe give her a chance to relate to others. Nothing I say or do when she is depressed seems to help so then we both end up crying in separate rooms of the house. I just want her to be happy again and accept life as it is and appreciate the things she is able to do but I guess that is easier said than done. Any suggestions???
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