One of my worst depressive episodes occurred in 2016. I was going through a lot of personal stress. I had just left a 14 year relationship. I was thinking about how to survive financially and I realized that I would probably have to leave behind my beloved city of San Francisco. I was in ruin, sad and scared. And that was before the depression really settled.
According to an RGM survey, one of the most common sources of grief is the loss of a relationship with a person who is still alive. Romantic relationships can end in breakup or divorce, friendship fractures and family members alienate after a fight.
If you are a mother who stays at home to take care of your children, you know that full-time parenting can affect your well-being, no matter how much you love them. Work itself is emotionally demanding, and you may feel that society underestimates maternal care compared to having a career. It can also be socially isolated.