Our expert says:
Your relative needs, urgently, to see a psychiatrist for a full proper assessment and treatment of the depression, which may include medicines and CBT counselling. It is unacceptable for depression to go untrewated when effective treatments are available. If possible, get someone else in the family to give her the lift to work. If this isn't practical, tell her that these discussions are utterly unacceptable to you, and you will onl drive her to work if such discussions are banned. Also set a deadline for her to see a good local psychiatrist for assessment and treatment of her depressed condition. If she has made previous suicide attempts, it is utterly irresponsible if she is not seeing a competent psychiatrist I this is far beyond the capablilities of an ordinary GP ) for proper treatment. Being just booked off for a couple of weeks is useless unless this is for intensive treatment.
And tell the family to stop scapegoating you and leaving all the responsibility on your shoulders, and get busy and actively involved in getting her proper expert treatment.
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