Originally Answered: Depression - but will tablets really help?
That does sound like an emotional type of 'hell', condolences. Just your mom dying could feel bad for several years. Now your dads illness., and daughter.
Your drinking is not helping the depression, it is a known depressant.
As far as the 'tablets' if you THINK they will help you, they might, but research shows they are placebo, like taking sugar pills but if one believes it, then their own mind creates the improvement.
I think given what you have said, find someone here to help you quickly remove emotional baggage, with this method it works quickly and that would help you a lot eftmasters.com .Someone may help you over the phone, or even come to your home, you have to ask. Ask them if they know any students in training that will help you and your daughter for free, since they are required to do that.
That is the best method to recover from trauma and emotional difficulties. It works. I know of people who have used it after the death of a parent also , and it really helps.
If you can get a job, then by all means, go do it, today, or asap. Not many people can do that these days.
It isn't uncommon for the loss of a parent to take 4 years to really start moving on, what ever you can do to help yourself, like work woudl be good.
As far as your dad, I would look into some alternative solutions, since for neurological illnesses, like MS, they have nothing but expensive meds that don't really do anything. earthclinic.com may help, but find out more in your spare time. If it is alzheimers, have his blood sugar tested and change his diet also.
As for your daughter, she shouldn't even be having sex, ha easier said than done, since she does not know how to take care of herself and potential babies responsibly. She should be given therapy with a responsible caring adult, and learn some adult skills and given support .Find her a therapist among the ones I gave above also. Here are some ideas bbbs.org doublesunrise.com girlsinc.org teenrelationships.com
If you can start eating healthy, dump the processed foods, exercise (the best known antidepressant), deal with your emotions with the help, take a good vitamin B12, plant a tree for your mom and remove any left over emotional issues there, in other words, make yourself get healthy now, you would be doing yourself, your daughter and your future a lot of good.
You could even write about it or share it with others.
Grief takes time. But you can help it with the method/help i mentioned.
If you THINK that the 'tablets' will help you , then your mind will make it happen, so you could try them.
mercola.com search 'antidepressants' at his site, he gives a lot of healthy information
Finally, don't be bashful about seeking out support and help, you are going through a lot, and probably feel like you have lost both parents and just got dumped on.
Ask counselors, in your area where the help is and support, if you look in the yellow pages under 'womens shelters' or 'crisis shelters' or 'counseling' or 'mental health' you will find the resouces to call and ask what is available in your area. There are often counselors at the shelters that will talk to someone.
You may like the support at oprah.com also, idk.
best wishes, the death of a parent is very very painful at first, take care.