Sometimes just making it through the day can be hard. Between work, kids, spouses, and stress a healthy person can find themselves sinking into a depression. When you also add the pain, frustration, medications, doctor visits, tests and everything else that goes along with having a chronic illness – life becomes even harder.
There are great resources on the internet – use them to educate yourself about depression – the warning signs, treatments, etc. Don’t hesitate to ask for help – if you’re feeling overwhelmed – talk to your doctor, you’re not alone and he can help.
A Guide to Understanding Depression vs. Sadness Suicidal.com – When No One Knows Your Pain – A Place of Hope & Compassion for the Depressed Depression Information and Treatment from Psychologyinfo.com
Dr. Grohol’s Mental Health Page – Depression Scale Understanding Depression – Medical Sciences Bulletin University of Maryland – Good Mood: The New Psychology of Overcoming Depression Health Care Information Resources – Depression Links