HI..my dh was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety, and was in the psych ward for 5 days cuz of it...i don't think my kids really know how to deal with his illness, nor do i...he was in a car accident last year that totally changed his way of life..he lost his vitality, can no longer be breadwinner in the household, and has to rely on others to help him...he is also suffering from PTSD from the accident...the counseling group he is going to seems to be helping little...the counselors are SO young, my dh is old enough to be their father...and they just don't seem to have the life experiences needed to help my dh with his problems. He has had older ones at this place before, and now its all younger ones and he just doens't feel like they can really relate to his mental and physical pain. And one of the counselors is a motor mouth who goes off topic and throws the entire group off track as well..this really annoys my dh, who is trying to get along in a group. The meds they have him on make him like a zombie to where all he does is sleep all day or he is yawning..by the time he has some pep to him, its time for another pill, and a half hour later, he's staring at the walls, unable to complete a full sentence....This is a man who ran a restaurant and had several people working under him. And to be reduced to a person who is mediated nonstop with no abillity to physically do much..his drs are not much help on the physical end either..they just pass the buck concerning his injuries.. So, rite now, its one day at a time, and hope for a better tomorrow.