At 9/13/12 01:32 PM, akmeteor wrote:
At 9/13/12 01:14 PM, HomicidialFrog wrote:
You have no idea how much it fucks with your mind. Severe depression IS an excuse for neglecting her kids and any psychologist would tell you that. Believe me. I'm not even going to argue, but before any ignorant retard attempts to argue with me while not having a clue what depression is (Here's a hint: It isn't a case of the "blues", it's WAY more serious than that. It's a mental illness.) bear in mind I'm actually not going to argue back unless you actually know what you're talking about and not just being a judging prick.My mother had clinical depression for 5 years raising us, and we typically came out more behaved and well-mannered. I exclude my sister due to her just being....weird...
She cooked, cleaned, and generally took care of us just fine. I also know people who went through this via military wives as well. They had depression, but still knew they should take care of their children.
I'm actually going to argue with you because you're not a dumb prick arguing with me over something you don't know nothing about and are infact someone who knows what depression is.
Anyway, yes but this woman's case might of been way more severe than your mother's. I had depression pretty bad at a young age because of a completely awful childhood. I never even attempted suicide because I wasn't that bad, (Though I did think about it alot. Still wasn't bad enough to actually go through with it.) but I could barely manage attending school, keeping myself in good hygiene and alot of other basic things that I completely and utterly neglected. I barely managed even simple tasks, so I couldn't imagine what it's like to have an evidently more of a severe case of depression and having three kids to manage on your complete own.
She also had no whatsoever family around her besides her three kids, so I bet she had little support raising her kids and I could go on. She knew she had to take care of her kids. She said so. And she deeply regrets it, which I have no doubt of. I used to know I had to go to school, shower regularly, eat regularly but I didn't have the energy for it even if I wanted to do those things. They was too much work. And those are relatively simple things. I mean, I never attempted to kill myself once, nevermind three times. So it's evident her case was way worse than mine. Then consider how something like showering and eating regularly was difficult for me, which is relatively simple. I can't imagine what it'd be like to raise kids in a much deeper depression than the one I had.
Considering all that, I can't help but hope the woman get's better, I also deeply sympathize with her, hope she goes into a mental asylum and isn't punished and thrown into a prison but given the help and support she desperately needs and especially hope her husband forgives her.