42 posts tagged with Family and depression.
Displaying 1 through 42 of 42. Subscribe:

How to feel the holidays?

How does a happily married couple with no children and tenuous family ties enjoy the holidays? My husband and I have been married for 10 years, and we are happy with each other. It's everyone else we struggle with. [more inside]
posted by hippychick on Nov 15, 2014 - 24 answers

Life changes for the... difficult brain.

I'm not happy with the way I look or feel. I haven't been for a long time. I'm severely overweight, have high blood pressure with a family history of heart disease and diabetes, wake up with back pain every morning, have zero energy if it doesn't come in the form of an energy drink or shot, and just generally look like hell. What can I do to lose over 80 lbs and get myself to a healthy BMI for a 24yo 5'8' male when my brain acts like it really, really just wants to have me die of a heart attack by 35? Snowstorm inside. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Aug 15, 2014 - 34 answers

suicidal ex speaks incoherently, needlessly names me- do I warn his dad?

My suicidal ex bumped into A, an acquaintance of mine, a few days ago and, according to A who later contacted me to warn me about it, he talked strangely, incoherently, in an evidently sick way and mentioned my complete name several times for no apparent reason. As when I last heard him (to tell him to stop calling me), three weeks before this, he seemed to be in a fairly good mental state, I am now debating calling his family to let them know about it. Should I do it or would it be out of place and maybe even open up a can of worms I've barely managed to close? [more inside]
posted by opalshards on May 12, 2014 - 23 answers

I feel like I’m not good enough. How can I battle my depression

I’m a 25 year old female and have been going through a lot of depression over the past year, mostly in the areas of finance and romance. [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on Jan 25, 2014 - 19 answers

Dealing with stress and comparmentalization.

Problems with the SO, family acting irrationally and Career in a turbulent state. Help me find a way of dealing with the stress! [more inside]
posted by perspicaturous on Jan 23, 2014 - 13 answers

Yeah, you're ill, but you're still being a nightmare...

I posted this question back in May, about my father's strange (and awful) behaviour that seems to be driven by some kind of illness. Things have not improved. Part of me says, "you should be there for him, it's your dad and he's obviously ill"; another part says "he's behaving like a monster, cut him out of your life." How do I determine which part to listen to? [more inside]
posted by smockpuppet on Nov 11, 2013 - 19 answers

How do I deal now?

After getting severely depressed in Japan, I quit my fabulous grad school and left my friends and boyfriend behind to go back to Germany last month. I am getting treatment, but what can I do to make sure I won't get worse again? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Nov 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Teen time is supposed to be gift time

I wasn't able to give my niece a 13th birthday present a month and a half ago. What are some good ways I can correct this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2012 - 10 answers

What can I do for a family member going to prison soon?

My brother is going to prison in December, possibly for a decade or more. What can I do for him, both emotionally and practically? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Nov 14, 2012 - 19 answers

Generally cranky - help fix?

I've feel angry and frustrated for no reason and I don't know what to do about it. I'm worried that I'm taking it out on my husband. Help? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Oct 24, 2012 - 27 answers

Help me help Mom.

Mom is depressed. She has always been depressed. Is there anything I can do to help? If not, how do I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Supporting someone in psychiatric care

My brother is being admitted to an inpatient facility. How can I support him, and can you calm me down about the long-term picture? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 - 22 answers

Reclusive mum and family issues

What to do about reclusive mum and family situation [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Aug 9, 2012 - 12 answers

How to talk with my 8-yr old about suicide?

How to talk with my 8-yr old about his older depressed cousin's suicide? [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex on Jun 15, 2012 - 20 answers

Being realistic about paternal relationship

How do I become comfortable with how my father chooses to be involved in my life (minimally, not of his own initiative) as an adult? What are the limits between healthy and compassionate effort on my part and a realistic acknowledgment of both of our limitations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 8 answers

I need to explain depression to people with no working understanding of it

Help me explain depression to my well meaning (I think) but clueless friends and family. Looking for an article or a blog that I can direct them to. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Jan 13, 2012 - 25 answers

Learned the lessons, still doomed to repeat

Regarding family and friends, how have you been able to let go of dark/problematic pasts, and moved forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Crazy family history...how do I avoid passing it on?

How do I break the cycle of abuse in my family and make a stable, happy and safe environment for my own (future) family? ( [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Sep 23, 2011 - 21 answers

My father is angry, my family is upset, and I feel responsible. What can I do?

My father has anger issues and my family's reactions makes me feel like everything is falling apart. Can I do anything? If I can't, what can I do to cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 23 answers

How to help out a depressed brother?

My brother gets depressed. He's been looking for a job for over a year with no luck. Aside from getting him a job, how can I help him? [more inside]
posted by cman on Jul 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me move forward from an emotionally tramatic year....

How can I restore my mental health/sanity after one stressful hell of a year? Additionally, any suggestions for starting to heal as a surviour of emotional abuse by a parent? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on May 9, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I ask for money from people who care about me in a way that makes it easy for them to refuse?

How do I ask for money from people who care about me in a way that makes it easy for them to refuse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

How to overcome feeling lost, aimless, confused, and alone?

How to overcome feeling lost, aimless, confused, and alone? Thirty years into my life, I feel like I haven't accomplished anything, and I'm not sure how to go about achieving the things I want from where I am (physically, mentally, and emotionally) right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Are my memories real?

I have a reputation in my family for exaggerating or outright lying about things that happened in the past. This reputation is undeserved. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Dec 16, 2010 - 52 answers

Need to get brother in on mental health treatment, but how?

How to bring in a reluctant and possibly betraying family member into psychiatic treatment for myself? (Gory details inside.) [more inside]
posted by sperose on Nov 12, 2010 - 11 answers

There's no "there" there.

How do I talk to my mother about her depression, especially when I'm trying to create better boundaries but simultaneously plan for my family's future? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Failure at 43...That's Me!

Looking for a little guidance in turning this ship around at 43. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Oct 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Where does the thinker go, when the life of the mind is no longer tenable?

Does depression affect mental dexterity? What can be done to work with this impression of intellectual stagnation? [more inside]
posted by Aleatoire on Apr 9, 2010 - 23 answers

Can't Get Away

I've become enmeshed in my parent's problems to the extent I feel it's holding me back in life. How to get out? (Long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 - 11 answers

What can I find solace in?

I'm a non-religious male currently going through a really rough patch. I have no family or friends I can depend on. Is there something to lean on for comfort during this hard time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 42 answers

It's the least wonderful time of the year

How to handle an abusive, alcoholic family for Christmas - now and in years to come? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 - 40 answers

How do I deal with extended family that I find emotionally draining?

How do I deal with my extended family if every moment I spend with them results in emotional turmoil and descents into deep depression much like their own? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2009 - 23 answers

Should I register for classes in the fall?

So I'm about to start my 7th year of community college... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I stop offending people with my anxiety?

I left Easter dinner early due to anxiety. My family is angry. How can I make everyone happy? [more inside]
posted by giraffe on Apr 13, 2009 - 38 answers

How do I stop feeling like I'm living someone else's life?

How do I stop feeling so detached from everything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 15 answers

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law?

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law? He's mismanaged his money, he's unemployed and he's in danger of losing everything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 - 15 answers

I don't trust my gut

Should I take the job or hope I get another offer? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Aug 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Working with my father is killing me. What can I do?

Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 47 answers

Help me figure out the next step with my dad.

Have you ever explicitly told your dad, or any parent, that for your own emotional well-being you need time away from them? Have you ever wanted to? Is there any way to do this? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 28, 2007 - 30 answers

Should I or should I not finish college?

Should I or should I not finish college? [more inside]
posted by koshka on Jul 18, 2007 - 36 answers

How to stop a trainwreck

How do i convince my mother to change her life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2005 - 12 answers

Help My Brother

Help save my brother's life. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jul 29, 2004 - 78 answers

Page: 1