… depression is a complicated illness that can take time to recover from. In addition, do not expect to be able to make all of your child’s pain go away. In the past, you may have been able to allay his fears or anxieties with a hug or a smile, but depression does not lift so readily. Keep your expectations realistic, for both you and your child.
- pg. 77, When Someone You Love Is Depressed – Laura Rosen & Xavier Amador, ISBN 978-0-684-83407-8