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Am I really depressed?
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meh711 >> 15/11/2014 9:30pm
I'm always feeling quite okay in the daytime, but only at night time when I'm alone I feel really down. It's been fine until about two months ago when I relapsed, but I keep convincing myself I'll be alright in the daytime. I'm not sure whether it's serious enough for me to get help. Because I'm fine in the daytime right?

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lonerunner >> 18/11/2014 9:53pm
It could be a thing called Insomnia, that is if you are also dealing with the inability to sleep. Or it could just be that your anxious, and that sucks aswell. There's something about it, because during the day you are aware and busy and distracted, but in the night it's just you and your heartbeat. Try methods of distracting yourself before you go to sleep.
Alone
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lonerunner >> 18/11/2014 9:50pm
I don’t know anymore. I’ve been in the deep end for a long time, and it seems as though everything is stopping. I’m becoming tired, getting insomnia and off eating habits, Im doing things differently. My brain is turned off, I can’t focus, I can’t help but feel as though everything turns the wrong way to me. And the people don’t help. Nobody can see it, just as nobody can tell your sexual orientation by looking at you. It’s hard to tell what a person is, and nobody knows it. If they did? Probably wouldn’t make a difference. People claim to be depressed like its a title, because they dropped their phone or something stupid. It’s not a title. It’s another sense, like a moon orbiting you, but you only ever see one side of it. Sometimes it’s a tiny sliver, other times it’s a full, whole, feeling. Does anyone else deal with this? Being around people who joke about it and want to scream at them, to show them and to tell them what it’s really like?
Can't let people in
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Saph >> 13/11/2014 9:47pm
I've been living with depression for over a year. I'm struggling to find people I trust and so it becomes a challenge to speak up. Can u help?
Confused? Scared? Lonely
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Aliice >> 11/11/2014 2:01pm
Im never happy anymore,never smile,feel so fake in fornt of people. Ive been told i dont have depression and im not allowed to have depression, I dont even no what depression is. That makes me feel down even more. I feel trapped in a house i dont wana be. I feel alone, im not allowed to talk to anyone in my family about my life i dont wana talk to friends as i know they will judge or just be all round negative. CONFUSED ON WHY IM HERE SOMETIMES
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!
somebody >> 10/11/2014 12:51am
Definitely have been going through this the past few years.
suggestions?
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jacklaw1998 >> 05/11/2014 6:44am
I feel so down, i dont want to feel like this i need people to talk to but i dont want to go to see anyone because i feel ashamed and dont like people seeing me upset any suggestions?
Unhappy
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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
rick dz >> 31/10/2014 7:51pm
my wife left me because she thinks I don't love her. the whole time I have never known how to love my self and she thinks it was her that had the problem. I have pretty much been crying and sad for the past three months, almost lost my job as well.. I miss my kids and wife so bad that its tearing me to pieces and I don't know how to deal with it
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.
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