I don't know how to help my son through his depression
I let him know I love him and that I'm there for him. We talk openly about it, and he confides in me. We're close so we have no problem communicating, but I just wish I could do more.
It was initially h****** our relationship. I'm a single mother and he's my only child so it fell on me to do it all. I resented him for a while, and it started to seriously affect me. I feel guilty for those times I got mad at him or hated him. We were both struggling at the time (depression takes hold of everyone near by). I see that now. I wasn't able to see the light through the clouds.
I just wish I could do more. I wish I could fix it. He's nearly 18 but he's still my boy.