(Closed) Depression and the Holidays

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You should, but tread lightly. Be patient and caring and talk to him from a place of love and not a place of anger. Perhaps his daughter pointing out this situation might make him do something. He wouldn’t have to talk to a therapist for depression meds. His normal GP can issue them as well. Perhaps you should suggest that.

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would say something to him. Maybe he doesn’t realize that he’s ruining her entire season? Or maybe hearing it from his daughter will make it seem like it’s more of an issue than he currently thinks it is.

Post # 5
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

From experience I would say that I don’t think you can say something to him, but it’s always worth a try. Just be careful how you say it. If you can help him realise how he’s acting, that’s great, because until he realises that how he’s acting is not good, it’s unlikely anyone will be able to help him.

Just be aware that anything you say could be met with the same reactions your mother is getting and he may not even realise how he’s acting.

Post # 6
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Can your mother say something to their doctor?  He may have better ideas on how to talk to your dad or offer your mom some suggestions.  I’m not sure I would say anything to him.  Can your mom come to you ? Maybe a few days away from him would be a nice break.

My uncle used to get the same way.  It would begin the week before Thanksgiving and last thru St Pat’s (if it was still cold and dark and dreary). It was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  The last few years, he started taking care of some really needy kids.  It helped alot to look outside himself and to the needs of others.  He’s like a whole new man.  I’m also sure a brush with cancer that almost killed him is a contrib factor.  Good Luck.

Post # 7
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My FH was like this until last year when the doctors put him on vitamin D.  It was a combination of the lack of sunlight and the holiday scroodges.  This year no holiday scroodges and I really think it is the vitamin D they put him on. 

Post # 8
2025 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree with PP, try some Vitamin D. There is a type of thing called Seasonal Depression, and it happens a lot during the winter. It’s a very real condition, I suggest that you and your mom discuss it together and maybe with your family doctor. He could probably suggest some good ideas to help combat it.

Here’s a little information on it from WebMD.com


Hope this helps Smile

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