posted by [identity profile] vida-boheme.livejournal.com at 09:13pm on 28/11/2011
Ah, Stan C... He's a local boy. He's made some monumental mistakes in his life, but I have a sneaking admiration for him as far as being honest about his depression is concerned.

I agree with him that there reaches a stage where general support has to turn into intervention. There have been two occasions when D has sat down with me and simply said, "I really think this has reached the stage where you need to see somebody." In some ways, knowing it was becoming a worry to him made it easier for me to go.

If you're at the point of feeling scared, then tell the person you are worried about. Keep it simple. Offer to make the appointment and go with them. Don't make it a debate if they don't reply. Give them a couple of hours to take it in (the depressed brain is like a buffering YouTube video on a bad connection) and then ask them gently when they want to go.

Sorry if this entry has stressed you. *Hugs*

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