a gift for my depressed mother
November 13, 2005 10:21 PM Subscribe
my mother is depressed and i would like to give her something memorable when i make a visit during christmas.
posted by grafholic to human relations (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
my mom is going through a treatment to hopefully cure a disease she has. one of the side effects of this treatment is depression.
when she first started to feel depressed, she seeked comfort in sharing her pain with me since i have been diagnosed as clinically depressed in the past and i can relate to experiences she is going through.
however, she recently started to shut down frequently in which she is unable to open up, even to me. she has to go through this treatment for another year and half if she hopes to kill all the virus that infests in her system.
i do think about moving back to be close to her but i have not made a final decision about it yet as there are certain issues that need to be resolved/addressed first.
in the mean time, i'm going to make a short visit during christmas, and i would like to do or give her something special that is memorable, something that'll cheer her up and give her a reason to continue the treatment and to live.
unfortunately, i am starting to shut down - it's rather painful for me to think about this, which makes it difficult for me to focus on brainstorming on ideas as to what to get for her or do for her.
so i am here, wondering, if you could shine a light on some ideas which might help me come up with something original for us to share. i understand you don't know me or my mom, but i'm wondering what you would do if you were in my situation.