Worried about my partner in prison - from Anonymous


My partner is in prison and all the nightmares I am reading in the newspapers about violence is making me feel ill and depressed.
I got a letter from him the other day and he said he feels very low and very depressed and told me that he will phone me but that he doesn't have the drive to write me for a while which I understand because when I sink in to depression, I don't want to do anything or even get myself dressed.
If anything I am just looking for reassurance and asking people if this is a natural feeling and a normal feeling for my partner in prison. I don't know what else to say but thanks.