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Rasty

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Hi. I've just registered. I'm not diagnosed with any sort of depression. I've only ever been to a psychologist as a kid after one of my close family members died. I'm 24, supposed to finish university, but I am always down and unmotivated, and it got to a point where I can not feel happy any more. I only do things that I absolutely have to, I eat, I sleep, try to study, and spend my free time laying on my bed feeling absolutely miserable. It's been going on for a while, and I never took it seriously enough to ask for help, but it is getting worse. When I don't feel miserable I feel absolutely nothing. Before, my boyfriend could cheer me up, or some ideas I had, drawing, the smell of plane trees, morning sunshine, I even felt my hormones pumping life into me, (so I often wrote my mood off to them)... little shit like that. It's not happening any more. It's either nothing or sadness.
I have to finish school, I don't want to see people, and I don't think they can pull me out of the pit any more, so I'd rather if they didn't see me like this.
How about you, why are you guys here?
 
Mayflower7

Mayflower7

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Hi Rasty,
Welcome to MHF,
I have depression, anxiety, schizophenia, possible ptsd and possible OCD.
I also have fibromyalgia and inflammatory arthritis. And are diabetic type two.
I got thru school, college and uni and achieved my dream in becoming a paediatric nurse.
I know depression is hard, I altered my mindset and decided to change.
I tried antidepressants, I tried to commit suicide on them. They work really well for some.
Counselling thru work really helped.
I'm here when times are hard or if you just need a chat!
Really glad you joined the forum.
Illness is hard, keeping positive is vital.
I hope you can finish uni and achieve your dreams, it's hard when motivation is affected.
Ask for help from uni and student services, often there will be counselling etc.
Do your assignments in bits and ask for tutor help.
You'll find lots of people willing to help you here.
Take care and good luck for your studies.
 
Foxjo

Foxjo

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Hi and welcome to the forum! :welcome:
You should find this place friendly and supportive.
Please reach out and ask your doctor for help, they can refer you to the relevant people to help you beat this.
Please dont leave it, you cannot get through this on your own.
Hugs
Fox
 
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Rasty

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Tanks guys

Tahnks Mayflower7 and Fox! It is strange looking around here, feels like my problem does not compare to others. Mayflower7, you are amazing! I mean... you know what I mean. Helping around and fighting through so much. I'm not sure how to talk about things - the online environment takes away the fear of touching personal events for me, but I still find it difficult to communicate things. Where to even begin, am I right? I'm sticking around though, it feels good to be here and see so many helpful sweet people.

Thanks Fox, thanks Mayflower for replying to me :)
 
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GEEZERBIRD

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Jul 7, 2018
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Hello sweet. I'm here cuz I'm alittle bit broken inside. Ive been living with depression for too long, and now I'm reliving my teenage years by causing meself pain.
I'm ashamed of what I do, but, afterwards I feel grand for alittle bit. Like I said, BROKEN.
Your not alone sweet. I'm here for ya, anytime.
xo xo xo
 
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