Has this ever happened to you? Or have you maybe just brought it up into conversation and the person went dead silent and/or even changed the subject? My Mum does this EVERY SINGLE TIME I mention my depression, and it really pisses me off. Yeah I'm sure she doesn't know what to say but I can't help but to think "dammit woman, you had better THINK of something to say I am your daughter!!!!" A time or two she has sat and told me that she was depressed and I have said something, because there is nothing worse than silence. Even if it was just see the Doctor, counselling, meds, take some time out to breathe, do you need any help/need me to do anything etc. She works in an industry where people say awkward shit all the time so why is it that she doesn't know what to say to her own child? Sorry this has turned into a Let It All Out type rant. I guess I'm just wondering what people do when their family, friends, colleagues, even strangers are forced to encounter and deal with their depression/illness and for some reason... fail to?