Hope the subject makes sense. A family member I'm very close to has been diagnosed with depression and is on the (2 month) waiting list to see a counsiller. He talks to my Mum alot which helps him but she obviously has lots of worries (he's talking about what has he got to live for and can't get out of bed to go to work. Is going through a very traumatic time at the moment which I can't see and ending to this trauma therefore can't see and ending to the depression. My Mum passes all her worries and concerns onto me which is lovely for her she has me but now I'm left with concerns for him, worries about seeing my Mum so sad and I'm left upset after every conversation (but not to their faces) and worry about this every night about whats going to happens and if there's no ending how can this end? My OH for some reason doesn't take this as seriously as me so doesn't really understand why I'm upset, or he'll give me a cuddle but the next day wonder why it's still getting to me (why has a cuddle not solved it? he wonders) I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has been in the same situation, there is lots of help for people who are depressed but as happy as I am to be there for them and want them to share with me, where can I express my concerns without airing my families dirty laundry too. By the way, those of you reading this who are are suffering form depression, please still talk to who every you talk to, I just feel I'm the person at the end of the chain and maybe feel over loaded as got 7 month baby too.