how do you stop, your mind from just cutting you down? I have had depression, all my life, but didn't realize anything was wrong, until I was about 20 years old. I basically knew something was wrong with me, I was diagnosed with ADD, when I was young, probably around ten. I was always a dreamer, a lover, a pessimist? call it what you will. my parents had depression, my whole family had depression, in one form or another. my inability to make decisions, that don't haunt me, or do any good for me… read more
I have lost my desire to live. I'm not suicidal, but thoughts of my death sits on my mind like a jack in the box waiting to spring into action
I am unemployed and with financial struggles, feel the pressure of getting a job overwhelming. i feel like I'm not able to commit to anything because I will fail. My depression takes over, my body hurts and I'm not able to get out of bed. I would just end up losing whatever job I manage to get
I have a wonderful partner who has been doing everything… read more
One argument you always, without fail, hear against suicide is how selfish of you it would be. How you need to think of your family. Think of your friends. How would they feel? How are they meant to deal with their loss? How would they ever get over it? I believe this to be the most idiotic rebuttal there is to offer. You’re supposed to suffer; You’re supposed to endure the worst kind of hell; You’re supposed to resign yourself to a life devoid of joy, just so you don’t upset someone who didn’t… read more
Background info: I've been depressed for over 25 years, was married, and had 2kids. I have been alone for over 16 years now, and can't believe that someone would even want to be with me. For all my shortcomings, depression and lack of self esteem. My kids mean the world to me, but they are older now and moving on with their own lives. I'm scared, terrified and afraid to even want to get close to someone male. I don't want just sex, i want a relationship. One that isn't one sided, on my… read more
im stuck in the situation where i feel like im not good enough, and that im not really that beautiful. Any helpful tips to try and make myself seem a little better?
Is this a sick mindset, or what???? But, I've got it, and am wondering if anyone else feels this way.
I have had depression now for as long as I can remember my nan always kept telling me to get help. I am 40 now married soon to be divorced with 2 children at the start of our relationship I was fine then the cracks started to show and the depression started to consume me once again this is where my soon to be ex wife told me to get help or she just could not be with me. With that I did I went to my gp got tablets took a while to kick but after a while everything was fine once more. 2 years later… read more
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My dad was the most caring person I knew, always made the teas, cleaned, spent time with us made us a treehouse, worked hard he was my hero! We had a close relationship and I was his princess... until I turned 13 and realised, what he was doing wasn’t right. I wrote a letter and they took me from school to tell them in person. That was the last time I ever saw him in our home. My mum was devastated. When a woman is raped it’s an evil thing and hard to survive but atleast… read more
Hard to describe this but I mean like does anyone feel numb at times but just carries on with daily life. Like as if you don't want to do anything. You feel nothing but no point explaining to anyone knowing they won't understand as they haven't been through depression and that?