Welcome to Beyond Blue Forums, you will meet lots of caring, kind and non judgmental people who are here to offer their support to help you.
Im sorry you are struggling so hard, I can feel your pain and sadness in your written words..
Its so hard to help someone you love with Mental Health Issues when you yourself are in the grips of depression.
Its really hard, to do this on your own..In my opinion it would be nearly impossible to heal yourself and your wife without professional help..Tim I'm concerned about the stress this is putting on you, you need to be well to be able to help your wife.. You need to look after you as well as helping your wife..
I tried to get myself well on my own and I couldn't, I decided to make a long appointment with my gp, then I explained how I was feeling and she listened, gave me some meds, then put me onto a Mental Health care plan and referred me to professionals, who have help me on my healing..I'm wondering if this would be something that you and your wife could do together...Please I think it's very important for your health as well as your wife's to seek out professional help..
Tim, there are a lot of threads here on the forums with helpful suggestions and ideas on depression and anxiety, please feel free to look around the forums on different threads..
This is your thread now, talk anytime you feel upmtomit..I'm certain more wonderful people will pop in and have a chat to you soon.
Kind and caring thoughts,