I Have a Mom With Depression

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    I don't like seeing my mom depressed.

    . It hurts my so bad. She just said how embarrassed she was when it came to our house because my uncle (her brother) has such a beautiful apartment. She loves it so much and she was saying how embarrassed she was that our house looked the way it does. She compares her self to...
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    I'm Sorry Mom!

    My mom had 3 girls growing into teens. You can only imagine the pain and heartache we put her through. Now I am 21 years old, married and have a little boy and all i do is give my mother love and support and do everything for her! She is my number 1! If i could take back all of...
    DlaLovee DlaLovee
    26-30, F
    Jun 30, 2011

    My Mother Has Gone With Und...

    My mother has gone with undignosed depression for at the very least 27 years and probably longer. When I was very young -- 5 or so, my mother took off across the street and started beating a blonde woman with a brick. I remember her coming back; the police being at the house and...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy
    8 Responses Jul 26, 2008

    My Mom's Depression

    Hello and thank you the time for reading this story I am 21 who is living apart form my parents. My mom is severely depressed, and everytime I skype with her, she always seem unhappy. Because I love my family, i skype with her every evening. If I become busy and don't skype...
    sam1004 sam1004
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 13, 2013

    Razorblade Suitcase

    Today I just called my moms house and no one answered. Couple hours later I received a phone call from my step dad telling me that my mom was in the hospital. AGAIN. I have been dealing with this for almost 4 years now. The first few times she went in for trying to kill herself...
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2007


    living and dealing with a depressed parent is ridiculously difficult. my mother, who is not only depressed but bi-polar, makes things unbearable. i'm already struggling with my own mental issues. it's hard to progress as a family when the strength of the family is constantly...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2007


    I've been doing this for a while now, since I was 12. My mom has been coming to me for consolation whenever she had a huge row with my dad, who has an awful temper, and also I'm not sure if it's paranoia or women's instinct but my mom often accused him of sleeping w. other women...
    hskye hskye
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2013

    one who won't seek treatment,

    since my dad passed away ; (
    deleted deleted
    Aug 29, 2015

    She Drives Me Crazy

    I've known my mom's had depresion since my early teens, at least.  She had her first major breakdown, apparently, when she was eighteen, one year before I was born.  It hasn't been an easy ride with her.  She's my mom, we've always had a pretty okay...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    12 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    My Mom Is A Hermit.

    My Mother has always taken everything personal. She internalizes everything, which has turned her inward. "If I don't let anyone in ........they can't hurt me." Her current battle is understanding why her youngest son (my brother) has chosen to be a Hobo. He left 3 or 4 years...
    Justryintohelp Justryintohelp
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2010

    My Mom's Depression Is Affecting Me More Than Her

    I cant take it anymore, she can be really agressive at times and accuses me of stealing her money even If its not true and she keeps putting the blame on me on other things, even if I havent done anything wrong. She keeps insulting me really badly and she does that since I was a...
    SheAfighter SheAfighter
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

    Lots of History...

    I know my mom suffers from depression. At least that what she tells me. Believe it or not it had a huge impact on my life and it almost seems like my mom made sure it did. I guess when I was really little (5 or 6) my mom had decided she was going to commit suicide. She sat down...
    pepsi21addict pepsi21addict
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2007

    My "Crazy" Mom

    I grew up with a mom who was depressed and an alcoholic- until the age of 14, when she finally sobered up.  From then until the age of 21, I had the best mother anyone could ever ask for, until she went crazy and I've not seen "her" since(I'm now 34).  It's...
    tarryn tarryn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2007

    A Not So Fond Memory

    just a quick story: My family took a trip to Yellowstone when I was about 14. It was supposed to be a lot of fun. We had the big motor home out on the road. Brothers playing Sega Genesis. Me reading my endless Rolling Stone Magazines. It was perfect. Then all of a sudden came...
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2007

    Laying On The Floor.

    I have one really vivid memory of my mom when I was around six years old. I walked out of my bedroom one morning to see my mom laying on the floor crying. I didn't understand why. My dad was sitting beside her rubbing her back and she said " I just can't go on anymore." I've been...
    talkinggoats talkinggoats
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2010

    I Blame Myself.

    Im 20 years old, i have a 17 year old sister and a 14 year old brother. We can't remember the last time we had a sit down family dinner. A typical day for us is waking up seeing my mom sleeping on the couch, tv still on. I go to work and they go to school. When we come home after...
    Elle9 Elle9
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2013

    And She Blooms.....

    My mother is 38 . Im 20. In more ways than one we grew up together. When i went to school, and started dealing with relationship dramas ( of my friends-never my own) it was easy to know exactly how to deal with teenage drama, id watched my parents for twelve years. I was my...
    legallyme legallyme
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    I Am Going Insane And The Ones I Love Are Too.

    My mom has always been on the sensitive side, she always was very sensitive to other peoples opinions and how others perceved her. She never was a very strong individual, she never took important decisions or worked on being more independant. Basically she lived for my dad and...
    GG1234 GG1234
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2012

    Dreaming With A Broken Heart

    I am glad to find this group but sad there are others that have to deal with their Mom with Depression. My Mom has always been on top of things, and always together taking care of us and everything. To try and make a long story short, I think she started unraveling in 2002...
    graysmiles graysmiles
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2009


    my mother was never there for me growing up. she was always in bed, never to us to school on time, forgot to pick me up from school, and didnt support me. she got ECT when i was in middle school and then went to a mental institution. she got out and it took years for her to get...
    pinkpaintedshirt pinkpaintedshirt
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2010

    To This Day..

    My mom was diagnosed clinically depressed as a teenager. She has struggled with it her whole life...and continues to to this day. But  its gotten to the point that I have trouble seeing her as my mom...even saying that makes me feel so horrible inside...I mean I know shes my mom...
    anonymousinalta anonymousinalta
    4 Responses Mar 15, 2012

    Mi Madre's Battle

    My mom has struggled with depression for as long as I can recall. My sister jokes that most of her problems stem from the fact that she is overweight and I sometimes don't doubt that could be the truth. Aside from depression my mother has severe panic attacks, some issues with...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Aug 12, 2010

    My Mother

    She has minnie strokes from time to time and she gets so confused and angry.  She yells at me all the time and I feel just aweful that it happens and then she gets depressed and then she gets drunk.  I wonder where I got it from.  HAHAHA
    kaf0201 kaf0201
    36-40, F
    Jul 26, 2008

    It Started When I Was 8

    My Mom struggled with depression throught most of my childhood. When I was 8 my Grandfather died, it was really hard on my Mom. She was very close with her Dad, only a few months after his passing my Grandmother become ill with cancer. She moved in with us so we could take care...
    Aleighsha Aleighsha
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2011

    I Am a Mum and Have Suffere...

    I am a Mum and have suffered from depression. Being a Mum or Dad, we suffer some time over our children. It is harder when our children suffer from it though.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 26, 2008

     i Do Believe My Mom H...

     i do believe my mom has some sort of mood disorder depression is one aspect of it
    sweetstacey sweetstacey
    26-30, F
    Jul 26, 2008

    I Want Her To Be Happy

    A little less than a year ago, my mom and I were fighting the entire ride home from dance. What about, I have no clue but it made me upset. Background is simple - she and I do not get along well. She worries too much and does not like what she doesn't know. I take after my dad's...
    iamliv iamliv
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2013

    I Just Dont Know How To Help Her

    My mom was diagnosed with multiplex sclerosis long time ago.. She also had a cancer.. She had really rough time since i was born, when i remember my childhood, i can barely remember her happy and smiled.. She was always crying, locking herself in the room, and one sentence which...
    OdetteAB OdetteAB
    22-25, F
    Dec 25, 2012

    I Feel Like A Burden

    I have a mom with depression. She keeps telling me that the world wouldn't miss her... But she's all I've got. I don't have any other close family besides her. It's been me and her against the world kinda thing for as long as I can remember. I need her, both physically and...
    Sapphire25 Sapphire25
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2013

    "is Depression Making Me Sleep Too Much"??...................................

    Iv'e been depressed for a while, and think it's causing me to have sleeping problems. I fiuctunate a lot so...one minute I can't sleep and the next minute I'm sleeping too much. I usually go to bed between 3-5pm ( This is when I sleep too much ! ) Iv'e tried going to bed eariler...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2011

    She Needs Help...

    my mother lets everything my older sister affects her, shes been depressed ever since my sister ran away with her boyfriend.
    KimberlyGarduno KimberlyGarduno
    1 Response Dec 3, 2012

    It makes me angry that she had this,

    i probably got it from her n my dad. This is a huge reason why she was a crappy mom
    theresajanelle theresajanelle
    18-21, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    I remember her cryin n me tryna cheer her up by

    stealing flowers from the neighbors garden, i always got freaked when she cried n id try to cheer her u
    theresajanelle theresajanelle
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2015
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