I think you accuse me of taking the covers too often. It only happens at your house. That’s fishy.
It’s not something really discussed is it? The big D word. DEPRESSION. The sleepless nights, the not eating, the binge eating, wanting to die, etc. The symptoms of depression are surprisingly similar to the side effects of grief. But really not actually that surprising due to the fact that this is a horrific thing to…
"Depression isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of being strong for too long."
I have a resounding amount of guilt about the fact I couldn’t save him, like I should have had the knowledge to know what to do when someone has had a stroke, like I should have the powers to know what was going to happen.
HOW DARE HE DIE? WHY DIDN’T THAT GUY SEE HIM? WHY CAN’T I OPEN THE GOD-DAMN MILK?
I was angry and depressed all at once, I couldn’t do any of the tasks I needed to do because I couldn’t focus but then felt overwhelmed at how much shit I had to do. Another on-going vicious cycle.
Get ready to see a whole lot of pain, anger, and distress. They will cry, they will lash out, they will spend days in bed. Be prepared with tissues, chocolate, cuddles, tea (other hot drinks) etc. but let them have their alone time as well.