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Acacia >> 16/09/2014 9:31pm
I'm really upset and have been crying non stop for 90 minutes or so. I feel like crap often but this is the worst I've felt in a long time, I hate where and who I live with for multiple reasons and don't see things getting better any time soon. I am going to try move to my dad's house but if it does not work I don't know what other options I have anymore.

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sad boy >> 29/10/2014 8:18pm
I allways feel like crying all the time and i feel like everyone hates me
What are some helpful tips to get over depression
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emzz >> 05/10/2014 10:04pm
Im really sick at the momment so going out for run or doing execrise is not option until I get better. I have to stay at home most days with limited vists from friends and family. I really want to kick depression so I can start to get better before the next term starts as I have already missed alot of school

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lyricXx >> 26/10/2014 7:52pm
i think a good way to get over it is to tackle it head on. find out the source of it and maybe talk to someone. Just remember that you are never alone in life and that there is always someone you can talk to even if you dont know it.
Don't know what to do
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N4mel355 >> 25/10/2014 1:59am
Long story short. I went to uni, as did everyone I knew, however I stayed in all the way to finish my masters. Took me 7 years as I changed my BSc halfway through then took a year off and went back later. So I recently finished my masters with first class and started looking for jobs.... It turns out that there is almost no market for my degree, and no I didn't do some liberal major, it was biochemistry. I honestly thought the degree would teach me skills that the biotech sector would require. However I just cant find any jobs. So I had some short term work at Uni, then ran out of money so had to move home with my parents. This may be fine for some but I am 26. Now my mother is on my case saying to apply for every job, but I just can't seem find any, there were a lot of jobs maybe 6 months ago but then they dried up. I applied to a ton of those jobs and only got a single interview. So recently I have just been sleeping into 12 as there are no jobs for me to apply to. I feel like I failed at life, I feel like I have wasted the last 7 years of my life. I mean all I got was a book, a publication, two pieces of paper and a 26k dept and in the process drove the love of my life away. Now I am completely lost. Allot of people in my field (usually after a PhD) end up leaving for medicine, law or vet because there is no job security. Unfortunately I don't know if I can afford such a thing. So I have realised that if I want to make a decent living for myself I need to leave my field. I have been considering everything under the sun: the navy, police, computer science (grad dip or bsc), medical school, law, vet, engineering or becoming a tradie. However I just can't imagine leaving and starting anew. I invested 7 years of my life in what I am trying to do now. So it is fair to say that I have been feeling pretty bad about now. I have been battling depression since I was 18. I just don't know what to do. I feel like entering the tech sector is a smart decision due to the amount of jobs being advertised at the moment and the huge predicted growth of the sector. But I can't imagine spending another 2-3 years at uni studying computer science and adding another 17k to my dept. But somehow I can imagine spending 4 years doing law even though it would cost so much more and leave less opportunities. I cant imagine the judgment I will feel by everyone being 26 and still at uni. Please, please can someone give me some advice.
Getting help finally
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Denisha190 >> 16/10/2014 12:38am
I've been depressed for so long that I can't even remember what being happy feels like. I think it started when my parents split up six years ago. The family feud that followed and the death of my grandfather shortly after made it impossible for me to heal and my sadness manifested into depression. I've put up with this feeling of helpless emptiness ever since, wearing a fake smile everyday until I had gotten so good at hiding my emotions that even those close to me never suspected a thing. Finally, I spoke to a man with bi-polar disorder and he convinced me to get help. I was diagnosed with major depression three weeks ago and was prescribed an antidepressant. Finally, I told my family what I'd previously been so ashamed to admit to myself. While I'm still waiting for this medication to work it's magic, I can say without a doubt that telling someone takes a weight off your shoulders. You don't have to be alone in this. Build a support group of people you feel comfortable talking to and discuss the things that bring you down. I guarantee that it's better than sitting alone.
I've hit my limit and don't know how else to deal with it
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Dough >> 13/10/2014 1:54pm
I think I've always been wired this way; as in, headed toward depression. But I've always been able to brush it off and move on. I never believed in depression being a condition until now. This past year has been absolute hell and I'm finally adressing it as what it is. I study a full time medical course within the army and a couple of months into my second semester (march) I came down with glandular fever. This affected my study a lot as I would fall asleep all the time. I also met my current partner the same month and we fell so hard for each other. Funny enough, she had an affair 3 months in. I took her back after a little while (which is not like me). I know I did the right thing because our relationship has never been better. The only thing is, a part of me just wont let go of it- the girls face just pops into my mind randomly all the time. Exercise use to be my way of channelling my stress but I can hardly even do that now. It's hard because I also have scoliosis which makes it even harder to keep fit for my job. I am currently repeating a semester because most of this stuff happened right in the middle of exams. I also forgot to mention that I took on 3 young step children when entering this relationship which is quite a stressor in itself. I have just hit my absolute quota and dont know how to deal with any of it anymore. Self help strategies dont help, and neither do anti-depressants or counselling. I just want my old self back. I'm normally the clown of the group but im sick of acting like im happy these days. Sorry if this is all over the place but it wouldnt let me go back and edit it

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tripley >> 16/10/2014 12:31am
Sounds like you just need to take a breather! Like, maybe you should put your life on hold for a while to just regain your energy and resolve to deal with everything that you are handling right now. I'm not suggesting you frop everything you have and run off into the sunset alone, but maybe take the weekends off to rest instead of hanging around your friends etc. Maybe this will allow you to rethink everything and the direction of your life, look at everything in a new light?
Depressing dreams
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jf01 >> 05/10/2014 11:26am
I've been depressed quite badly before. I feel good at the moment, no anxiety or depression that I can identify. But I have been having depressing dreams. They are often about when I was at high school a few years ago. I feel the same as I did then and people are telling me I seem depressed. I wake up feeling depressed too. Has anyone else had an experience like this? I almost feel like I want to be depressed during the day so it matches my dreams.

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tripley >> 16/10/2014 12:21am
Dreams can be indicative of your current internal problems that you may not be aware of. If perhaps there is truly no problem in your life, it could be the general environment that you find yourself in. The best method to deal with this would be to just ignore how these dreams are making you feel and focus on the positives in your life right now. :)
life has turned upside down
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rosetovi >> 11/10/2014 8:36pm
Hey there, I had my 2nd child in december last year then my father passed away in february this year and from that day i have just felt really weird. I went to the doctors they told me that im going through depression, they gave me these antideppresant tablets i think they are called and told me to take it but i did not take them because i was afraid it would harm my child as he is breastfeesing since birth but they told me it wont harm my child but i still scared to take them because of the side effects they told me about which scared me so up until now i havent taken them tablets but i really want to get better because since this has happened to me i dont spend alot of time with my husband and 2boys, i find myself to be lazy alot and just sit around, my heads just spinning alot which is annoying and i find my life right now just upsetting because i dont do what i always do with my family before now its just stay home and be a no life. I want to get a job but my brains just not thinking when i have interviews. SO PLEASE HELP ME I WANT MY LIFE BACK FOR MY FAMILYS FUTURE :(
pressures of life
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wellingtonj >> 08/10/2014 9:10pm
Hello, Recently I have been feeling run-down and inadequate. I have been sick the past two weeks with drowsyness and a cough. I am at University and not feeling well. Last week it was just announced that we had a assignment due in two days- being sick it only made it worse. I also commuted for five years 40 minutes to school everyday and found myself isolated from the school community and like I was the odd one out. I met a guy and he made me feel normal for a while but then I found out he cheated on me with his ex girlfriend. This only increased my anxiety and made me not want to go to school. I felt paranoid people were talking about me as others knew about it. It was a public issue that should have been private. I tell people how I feel but it's like they hear me but they're not listening. Any help would be great.
Vicious cycle
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Billy >> 22/05/2014 11:17am
Every now and again I have a breakdown and the next day or so later i am happy as Larry and then over the next week or 2 i start feeling lonely and down and then ill start crying for no good reason. Then i try to talk to someone about it and I cant say anything, no words come out. So i end up leaving it at that and I will come right again??? Its just a vicious cycle.

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wozzybear >> 11/09/2014 9:02am
I too feel exactly what you said it is a viscious cycle but I tell you what with patience and belive me you need it regular excerice and someone just to give you a hug you will feel better but go and get help.
ToriGrace >> 22/09/2014 8:48pm
The up and down is a real struggle especially when the happiness come with a kind of forgetfulness, with talking about it with others I found if you write it out first and get what you are feeling in words it makes it easier to explain. Even if you can only find the courage to say 'hey sometimes i feel depressed and its really starting to affect me'. You dont have to tell all the details straight away just begin the conversation with someone. But leaving it or waiting for the next breakdown isnt a good way to live, asking for help is the first step.
Shayla_wilson >> 08/10/2014 9:41am
I feel acutlally the same. Your not alone Billy!
Am I depressed or what?
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Leee >> 06/09/2014 1:52am
Ever since I've had my baby girl @ 17 years old have I've been noticing these feelings...Don't get me wrong I love my baby girl more than anything. She makes me smile no matter what...but when I'm alone it I start to drown in my own inner emotions... I can't concentrate on school work! I can't think clearly! I cry when I think of my 'friend' who barely have visited me or asked me how I am since having baby! I feel so alone in the friend department! And to top it off I left my babies daddy a while back and I don't regret it but I do find it hard being a single mother! Some nights I cry just thinking of this all...I feel like i'm really letting down my parents and my baby girl somehow. I feel like I'm this thing that is barely holding it together only for her little family. What I saying is that without my daughter...well, I don't think I'll be able to handle it being alone...the stress and expectations and feeling unloved or uncared for is taking its toll on me every minute...every second. Just saying all this feels pathetic. Maybe I should just stop dwelling...and just think about my baby. Just thinking of her has made me smile, She is most definetly my lifeline.

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tripley >> 03/10/2014 11:16pm
I think that what you're doing is really admirable, and though you can't see it now, I believe that there is a great future ahead for you. Maybe things seem hard now, but you are in no way a failure. In fact, the very fact that you're trying to at least take responsibility and raise your child with love makes you a wonderful human being. (Maybe your friends feel just as overwhelmed by the fact that you have a baby as you are, and need some time before things can get back to normal, or maybe they are lousy friends who do not deserve your friendship. In any case, you should learn to take things as they are and as they come, and who knows, you may feel better :))
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