To The Autism Mom With Depression: You’re Not Alone
It’s ok not to be ok. Depression is common in mothers of children with autism. We should be talking about it more than we do.
It’s not just you.
I think this is what one of my fellow autism moms needed to know last week when she reached out on a Facebook support group.
I can’t seem to get her or the subject of depression off of my mind.
See, when you are depressed, performing the smallest tasks can feel like climbing a mountain of stairs, and when you have an autistic child to care for every day, you may feel like you’ve been pushed down from the top.