Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by lonely88, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. lonely88

    lonely88 Member

    How many people here have not been to their doctor or a therapist etc?

    I haven't and I don't know if I could...I really think I have too many undiagnosed issues and don't see how someone telling me all the problems i have could help.

    I just feel so lonely but I don't know what to do...there really isn't anyone in my life that I can turn to.
  2. SavedByGrace

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    I personally was diagnosed with clinical depression about 4 1/2 years ago by my family doctor, who then promptly started me on medication. I have since been to numerous counselors, been in both inpatient and outpatient hospital programs, and tried a number of different medications. It was a difficult journey, but the resources and the knowledge that I've gained have been invaluable.

    The medications I'm on now have worked for me for over two years, and I "graduated" from counseling over a year ago. I am now currently working towards a master's degree in counseling so that I can provide others with the help and hope that I received.

    I struggled with depression ever since I was a little girl, and I especially struggled with severe suicidal thoughts for many years. Even though taking that step to getting help initially was excruciating, I wouldn't be alive today if I hadn't done so. Now, don't get me wrong, I do still have my "days", which is why it's so important for me to stay on meds and continue to use the skills I learned in counseling, but I am living and breathing proof of how important it is to talk to somebody, to get help.

    I'm not sure if this is the response you were looking for, but I hope it helps. You can always pm me if you want to talk more.

    Lots of love.:biggrin::hug:
  3. lonely88

    lonely88 Member

    Thank you for this, hopefully it will get me thinking about talking to someone. I just feel so low at the moment and I can feel it building up inside me. I'm constantly close to tears, I'm even crying now typing this.

    I do try to have faith but I just find it so hard when I feel like this because I know I'm not a bad person inside.I just don't want to feel like this anymore, I hate it but I've lost all my motivation. I feel like I've given up. Not in the suicidal sense but just in the way that I feel like I'll be this way forever. I used to be such a happy person but now I just feel like a soul-less shell. I had so much potential a few years ago but now I'm nothing.

    I feel totally alone and like there is no love in my life, from or towards anyone.
    None of my friends or family know how I'm feeling, I used to be a happy and funny person and try to fake that as much as possible when I'm around them...it's getting harder as each day passes because every day i feel worse.

    Thank you again
  4. SavedByGrace

    SavedByGrace Member

    I'm so sorry that you're feeling so bad. My heart breaks for you.:sad: I'm not going to pretend that I know exactly what you're going through because every person is a little different, but I do want you to know that I understand needing to cry all the time.

    Can I ask you a question? (Well, I just did. :smile:) You said you used to be a happy person and that you had so much potential. Well, what happened? Did some specific event occur or did you just start to feel depressed? You don't have to answer that if you're not comfortable doing so.

    If you want to, you can pm me and we can talk privately. Please know that I'm here for you. In fact, I'm crying right now because I don't want you to be in pain.

    I have to get offline now because I have to get ready for work tonight, but I will be back on when I get home and probably sometime tomorrow as well.

    Take care.
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