I'm Lost

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by elizabeth10, Apr 7, 2011.

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  1. elizabeth10

    elizabeth10 Member

    I've struggled with severe depression for almost 5 years now....I don't know what to do anymore. I take meds, go to therapy, try and engage myself. I cut myself. I don't hang out with my friends. I used to, but I never do anymore, and if by some chance I do, I don't actually do anything. Help?
     
  2. Ringo

    Ringo Well-Known Member

    Can you maybe talk to any of your friends about how you feel? Sometimes sharing your problems with others can help.
     
  3. twc

    twc Well-Known Member

    sounds like you are taking steps to feel better, but you have trouble connecting. ..?
     
  4. elizabeth10

    elizabeth10 Member

    I try talking to my friends but they don't understand or if they do their problems are worse so they dont take me seriously.
     
  5. twc

    twc Well-Known Member

    that sounds hurtful. sometimes peers are not so good at helping each other with emotional problems if they are not going through the same thing. what about your therapist? is there any understanding there?
     
  6. solutions

    solutions Well-Known Member

    If I'm understanding you correctly, you've been in treatment for a long while, but traditional treatments aren't working.

    Well, I do have one thought I think is worthwhile. If you still suffer from depression, one effective method of treating it is ECT. Which, by the way, is not that bad. It gets a lot of stigma and most people don't even know how to picture it, but it remains the most effective and fast-acting form of treatment there is, and it's not frightening at all once you're actually there. Sadly, it still gets a lot of stigma, and is wrongly considered a "last resort" treatment. Have you considered that as an option?
     
  7. elizabeth10

    elizabeth10 Member

    i hadnt actually considered going that route. but i guess i could look into it or do some research or something...thanks for the idea
     
  8. elizabeth10

    elizabeth10 Member

    to some extent yes, but this is my fourth one so im tired of talking to professional after professional. idk i just get so irritated with all the same questions and responses to my answers every week
     
  9. twc

    twc Well-Known Member

    yeah, i've been through many therapists myself.

    it sounds like nobody is really getting you and understanding you. that's a scary place to be.
     
  10. elizabeth10

    elizabeth10 Member

    oh im sorry about that

    yeah. i feel so isolated and like im just here while life is happening all around me
     
  11. the_only_one

    the_only_one Well-Known Member

    wow. you remind me of me. i finally branched out with friends tho. i finaly told my one closest friend. and she helps out soooooooooo much
     
  12. elizabeth10

    elizabeth10 Member

    well thats good, im glad ur friend is able to help you, its nice to have somone. i lost that person and tried to find another but i cant ffind someone who actually helps or really understands
     
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