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May 1, 2020
Hello, I'm writing in this thread because I believe I may have depression. I've suspected it for 5 years now but I'm not sure. Allow me to explain how I feel:

It usually starts randomly when I wake up, I get this overwhelming feeling of hopelessness and usually by the end of the day become emotionally numb. My hygiene starts to decline (i.e. not showering for long periods of time, not brushing my teeth) because I start believing that there is no point in taking care of myself if everyone (including me) is going to eventually die. For about a week or a week and a half, I feel like I have a heavyweight on my shoulders, then it turns into stiffness in my entire body. Two to three weeks in, I begin to drop all the activities I was doing, nothing is entertaining anymore, nothing makes me happy anymore. The emotions then start to kick in, the insecurities, the helplessness, everything kicks in at once and I usually have a big mental breakdown. Then for the weeks after that, I don't feel anything, I just stop caring about everything and everyone.

I'm now a month into my depressive episode, apparently, insomnia is becoming a part of my life, I haven't showered in two weeks, my hair is matted, my skin is breaking out and flaking, my room is messy, everything feels so out of control.

So I guess what I'm asking is, does anyone go through this? If so, how do you get out of it? what are the first steps? do you have a support system or are you alone?


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Dec 17, 2019
London, ON
Best way to shake it off is to do things like cleaning up and taking care of yourself. Take back control by actually taking action.

If you shower and clean up, you've accomplished something. Doing things in spite of how low you feel shows yourself you can do things, it takes back control of your surroundings. Then, you can start to climb out of the depression.


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Apr 15, 2020
Contact a Psycologist or a Psychiatrist. There are sevral online. Try to cooperate. It is no shame to be depressed! :hug:
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