The Gur Chasid trembled in pain as he spoke about a family gathering held at Purim.
One daughter in the extended family, a married woman with children, attended the big holiday meal after a long period in which she had remained secluded in her home.
"We were shocked," the man recalled. "At the beginning, we could barely identify her. This is a woman who has always been blessed with a lively, expressive personality, but now it looks like pills have finished her off. We met an apathetic woman who has a solemn, stony face; a woman who has had the life sucked out of her."