The helplessness that both parties experience can lead to unimaginable anger on both sides, which does not lend itself toward hope or healing.
Cheri Fuller writes about the journey she and her husband took together through his depression. Her tips on recognizing the signs of depression, offering acceptance and love, encouraging exercise, and the importance of caring for the caregiver are helpful. She also makes an important point in recognizing that anger is often a component of depression in men.
Christ walks with you through the valley of illness. He will never leave. He will never forsake.
There is hope. There is healing. There is life after depression.