Having depression is hard.
Loving and caring for someone with depression is, too.
November is National Caregivers Month,
and this 24-minute episode explores the need for boundaries, perspective, communication, and self-care
while supporting a family member who is struggling.
This 24-minute episode is a response to last week’s “I Wish People Understood How Hard and Lonely it Is,”
in which a caregiver asked for some guidance on how to run a home and raise a child
with a partner whose depression makes them unavailable at times.
Our guest Gwen offers some lessons she’s learned navigating a similar situation for decades.
It is peer support at its finest.
Resources for Caregivers:
Home – Families for Depression Awareness (familyaware.org)
Getting Started: Guide for New Mental Health Caregivers | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)
Caregiver Mental Health | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA