Mama Is Depressed

Functioning Parent While Depressed

Everything is harder when depressed can you imagine how harder it is when your a mom with millions of responsibilities!! It’s crazy, no no it’s over crazy!!
The hardest thing really is how to act normal and not let your kids see any difference in your actions, emotions and daily behavior.

Many mothers with depression are less likely to engage positively with their kids and that’s the hard truth about depression, so can you imagine how hard we have to work to put this play on that everything is ok!
I recently left my job, it might not be the wisest choice but for me it was the best choice! I was stuck in a job where I was seriously dying I hated it beyond imagination and I felt like I had no purpose going to work everyday from 7.30am till 1pm doing nothing! Nothing at all!!!! I would rather be at the gym! Do errands! You know what I mean!
Jobless for a month and feeling lost, don’t know what I really wanna do in life. Feeling distance from my kids although trying my best to be so normal and the same me around them but it’s very hard it breaks my heart at times, thank Allah that my kids are old enough to not be needing me 24/7 and their off school and always having something to do with friends and cousins

I try very hard to ignore the little super-mom in my head telling me to buck up and deal. Because while I do believe in pushing myself to stay active and functioning when I’m depressed, I’ve also come to realize that it’s important not to push too hard! It’s ok it’s totally ok to feel like staying in bed all day and not wanting to do anything but eat!!! We are humans and we need to feel weak sometimes! Feel blue and feel sad! But the most important thing is that you know that I can’t stay like this forever! You need to fix it and fix it right. Everyone of us can in their time and way! We are all different and what works for me doesn’t have to work with you!

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My Baby Maybe Suffering Depression

My Jenny maybe suffering from depression! I’m not sure yet but she has been acting in away that I’m really starting to get crazy worry about her and she’s breaking my heart! Her dad says that she’s totally fine and just being a brat! But no that’s not it and I’m so sure that something is wrong! I’m not saying something so bad is wrong but something is wrong and I have tried to help, tried to talk to her and tried so many ways to get through her, but Nop it didn’t work out and I can’t not do anything anymore and let her just be!
I started reading more about this to see what’s really happening and what may be going on with my Jenny! And I found out they she might seriously be suffering from depression! I cried, I blamed my self for what she’s going through and I tried so hard to make her feel better but nothing worked she might Laugh and talk normal for a while or a day or two but it always come back so its time to take action, real action! I decided to get help, help from a professional and that’s what I’m gonna do, I already started searching for some Dr.’s and let’s see what happens

How Can You Tell if Your Child Is Depressed?

Early medical studies focused on “masked” depression, where a child’s depressed mood was evidenced by acting out or angry behavior. While this does occur, particularly in younger children, many children display sadness or low mood similar to adults who are depressed. The primary symptoms of depression revolve around sadness, a feeling of hopelessness, and mood changes and may include:

-Irritability or anger

-Continuous feelings of sadness or hopelessness

Social withdrawal

-Increased sensitivity to rejection

-Changes in appetite — either increased or decreased

-Changes in sleep – sleeplessness or excessive sleep

-Vocal outbursts or crying

-Difficulty concentrating

-low energy

Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headaches) that do not respond to treatment

-Reduced ability to function during events and activities at home or with friends, in school and in other hobbies or interests

Not all children have all of these symptoms. In fact, most will display different symptoms at different times and in different settings.

Dear moms never look away, never say oh no I’m over thinking, if you feel something is wrong then do something about it. It might be nothing and turns out all is great but if not don’t allow yourself to ever say what if !! Or if only I !! Take action instead