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Hi there. I’m a 22 year old who hasn’t gone outside my house in a year due to depression. I Just signed up to find people to talk with when I feel down. I’ve recently found the motivation to try and put my life back together. I’m giving life one last. shot and if I can’t find what I need to be happy after trying my hardest than I will just kill myself.
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Have you had any help with your depression over the years? You need support and perhaps therapy to help you learn how to cope with these feelings. Please hold fire on any action which might lead to harming yourself. I hope you find people here helpful and kind. Look around and see where you fit in best.
 
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Welcome to the forum! :welcome:

You sound exactly like I did when I was 22. But now, 8 years later, I cherish my life more than ever. Are you currently seeing a psych?
 
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No i’m Not. I have in the past, but like I said I haven’t been outside my house in a year so I haven’t seen one.
 
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Life is so very precious, please try and find reasons to live x
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Have you had any help with your depression over the years? You need support and perhaps therapy to help you learn how to cope with these feelings. Please hold fire on any action which might lead to harming yourself. I hope you find people here helpful and kind. Look around and see where you fit in best.
Thanks for the welcome. I have seen psychologists in the past, but have lost contact with them. My psychiatrist dumped me and said to get my Prozac from my GP and I just stooped going to therapy. I haven’t been out of my house in a year now mainly out of choice rather than anxiety. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was out. It is a strange position to be in because for me it is no big deal, but It isn’t normal so most people don’t understand it.
 
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Hello @grentthealien and welcome from me too.

I care for someone who has suffered from Depression and GAD for decades and was diagnosed with Dementia a few years ago.

Although I'm a carer, rather than a sufferer, I have to say that I do understand your choice not to mix with the outside world as I have always been perfectly happy in my own company, although I can mix easily and haven't ever taken isolation to the same extreme as yourself.

I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you may benefit from giving the medics another chance as there are many different treatments and meds and it may just be a case of trying things until you find something that works for you. We are all unique and it may be just a matter of finding what is right for you as an individual.

I really do wish you the best of luck.
 
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Hello TS, people will tell you that life is precious and stuff, but it won't work. I have been there. When I was your age I would be very harsh with the people who had suicidal thought, because I could not understand their pain. Now I am 37, and almost ended it two years ago, only by chance I am still alive. Ending it felt like such a relief to the pain I had. But here I am, trying to start anew again, because my younger brother convinced me somehow to try a new approach - strict way of life and vlogging... Never been a part of that movement, but decided to give it a try. It's been less than a week, so I can't say that I am cured or anything like that.

What I am trying to say is that starting anew is never late and should be tried.
 
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Hi there. I’m a 22 year old who hasn’t gone outside my house in a year due to depression. I Just signed up to find people to talk with when I feel down. I’ve recently found the motivation to try and put my life back together. I’m giving life one last. shot and if I can’t find what I need to be happy after trying my hardest than I will just kill myself.
Hi there. I am new here also. I hope you find the support and the happiness you are looking for.
 
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As other people have said, 22/23 were my worst years as well. I was 99% sure that I'd end up either in a mental hospital for the rest of my life or dead, I cut off all ties with friends, had no job and didn't think I'd ever be capable of dealing with one, and in the few interactions I did have with people I was an absolute nervous wreck. I would have about 3 seconds of normality when waking up in the morning before my thoughts reverted to their cycle of paranoia and depression. I'm now 34 and have house, car, job, lots of friends etc. I still have days when I'm very down and I'm perfectly aware that I'll never be entirely normal, most of which is I think some kind of aftershock from the period when I was your age. If you keep pushing yourself from one day to another you will find that you are much more resilient than you currently think you are and you are capable of changing the patterns of thought that dominate your mind. I read a post on here from someone that said "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem" I think that's the most enlightened comment I've ever heard on the subject. Hope this helped in some way
 

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