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What is the point of life?

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Kalota

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Hello, I am new here, I am a 25 year old female from Australia.

I've never in my life sought professional help for any kind of mental health issues, but I feel as though I've experienced some in the past, such as self-harm when I was a teenager and now debilitating migraines that I think are caused by depression/anxiety.

At the moment the most overwhelming thing I am experiencing is that I feel there is no point to life anymore. Seriously, why am I here? I see no point in my existence. If I died, no difference would be made. I get no enjoyment from anything anymore. No enjoyment from my job, no enjoyment from my family, friends, pets or hobbies. All I want to do is just lie in bed all day and do nothing, because I see no point in anything.

I don't know how to get past this. I just have this constant, overwhelming sense of impending doom and pointlessness. I can't do anything or feel anything because life just seems so pointless to me. I don't know what to do...this feeling is awful.
 
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mumdownunder

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:welcome: I'm in oz as well although originally from the uk!

Sorry to hear that you are struggling so much.
The first thing I would recommend is making an appointment to see a gp. If you think you might like some counselling then ask for an appointment to set up a mental health care plan. This will probably involve an appointment with the practice nurse who fills out the bulk of the paperwork and then the gp finishes off the paperwork. Having this plan entitles you to 10 sessions per year heavily subsidised by Medicare (don't hold me to this number) with a clinical psychologist. What state are you in and do you have private health insurance? I might be able to offer some more suggestions.
Would you consider giving lifeline a call? You don't need to be suicidal to call them,and they can be reached on 13 11 14. Calls are free from mobiles.
Plz don't be disheartened if you don't get too many replies for a while as most of our members are in the uk and we are 9/10 hours ahead depending where in oz you are.

Take care

Mumdownunder
 
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buntyndaisy

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Hi from Oz,
I do really think you need to see your GP, as you have classic symptoms of depression. I have had a few episodes of severe depression, where i never for one minute, thought i would get better, i completely lost touch with reality, tried to take my own life, not because i wanted to die, but because i despised how i felt, at the moment, i'm very well, thankfully and you will too, please see someone urgently, i'm from the UK and not sure how your health service works, please keep us updated and i'm here to talk, about anything, take care and lots of (((hugs))) xx
 
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Kalota

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Thank you for your replies so far.

I really think I need to see a GP or professional as well as I don't feel that I can tackle this on my own, whatever this is. But I don't know how to approach the issue with a GP - I'm too scared. I feel like my feelings are invalid or that if I see a doctor they won't take me seriously. Plus, I don't have a regular GP that I go to. How can I find a GP where I know I will get this help? I don't know :(

Mumdownunder, I don't have private health insurance for extras, but I am in an OK position financially so I would be able to pay for professional help. I just don't know where to go or where to find it, I don't have a GP and I don't know how to find one or approach the issue with one... I'm really scared.
 
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There I am

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That's depression. I feel that way too but It's not real and it doesn't have to be like this. You are young and have many many potential wonderful moments in your future you wouldn't wanna miss. You want help or you wouldn't have come here, so please go get checked out, there's options for you out there. in The meantime, keep talking. Xxxxx
 
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fallen

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Hi Kalota,

Welcome to the forums!

Unfortunately, I only have a minute before I have to dash off but I wanted you to know, from someone is recovering from depression, that it can get better. If you can pinpoint when this feeling started, you may be able to unravel what has happened then you can work on how to sort it. Some people do need to see a professional to help with this-I have done Cognitive Behaviour Therapy here in the UK some years back but in my latest bout of depression, I did not see a therapist but revisited the concept of CBT, had loads of support here and read lots of self help books.
It can be done and you will rediscover what life has to offer but the most important thing is to put yourself first and take time out of 'normal' life if you can.

Take care :hug1:
 
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:welcome: hi kalota so sorry to here you feeling this way like u and all the other members say go see a gp and seek yourself some help I understand how hard life is when you feel this way bur rest assure there is help out there for you all the best mark :D
 
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Kalota

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Thank you for the responses everyone.

I have booked an appointment with a GP. It's for tomorrow, and I am so scared. I've never been to this GP before or met her, which makes it harder, but I booked a double appointment. I don't know what to say or even where to begin. I want to relate it back to my migraines, as I need to get a new prescription for my migraine meds, but I don't know how to bring up the whole mood/depression/anxiety thing. I'm scared she's not going to take me seriously. I'm scared of what she is going to say.

Does anyone have any advice? I'm so scared :(
 
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Taff

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Hello Kalota and welcome from me.
Sorry I wasn't posting on the forum when you joined xx
Great that you have made an appointment and hope you keep in touch with us.
I write it down when I am not so good. Just a few headings, so I don't forget, then leave it to the doc to ask questions.
In fact its ok to write that you are scared so have put it down as a note xx:)
Stay in touch too wont you?
Love and hugs
Taff xx
 
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hi kalota if you want help you have to be honest and open up to get the correct help for you be strong and all the best let us know how you get on it is hard to do but they should listen to you and act on it all the best mark :hug1:
 
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I just feel awful, I don't know what to do.
Do you have anyone that could go with you for "moral support" if you were to make another appointment?
Why don't you give lifeline a call just to help you process things?
 
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