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Unread 07-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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It's been 6 months since my mom died from a horrible disease, CJD. I was her primary caregiver, along with my dad. I've always been the strong one, so even now I hardly ever cry. But inside I feel terrible. I've struggled with depression at different times throughout my life, and this has pushed me there once again. I just feel so alone.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Hi, MikkiM89.






You could consider joining a grief support group that is close to where you live. Grieving over a loss of a loved one has no set pattern or time limit. No one grieves the same way with the same behaviours or feelings. If possible, a grief counsellor would be helpful for you.

Also these links may help you in connecting with other PC members who are grieving(and feeling alone) as well:


Grief and Loss - Forums at Psych Central
Lonely, but unable to bond with most people
http://forums.psychcentral.com/other...oneliness.html
Caregivers Support - Forums at Psych Central
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Unread 07-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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Have you consider talking to someone about this ? e.g. counsellor ?
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I know the depressed caregiver thing very well. My mother and I both have the same condition, and we've lived together almost all of my life. Before that my mother and I took care of my grandmother until she died. Caregiving isn't one of those things glamorized by the movies or television, so one rarely wants to think about it until it becomes a reality.
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