Feeling utterly hopeless and depressed. What do I do?
I know suicide is not the answer. I just feel so hopeless right now. I feel like every time I try to change myself for the better, something bad happens and then I will resort to my old ways, and my old habits. I am 23 and I live with my parents. I am an extremely emotional young woman. Most times I will stay quiet and follow the rules of the household. My accomplishments seldom get recognized, though when it comes to my screw ups, those get blown out of the water! I have been trying to get a job for the past several months. NO luck whatsoever in south carolina. I don't have an income...besides my parents. I don't have a car. I don't have a social life. I don't have a love life or a job. I am trying so hard to be grateful and happy. To "look on the bright side of things". Every time I do so, something bad happens and them I'm left feeling awful again. I have no one to talk to . I feel stuck in this endless rut of failure and misery. I feel like no one understands me. I don't want to take medication to "help myself out" because I know it's not true depression. I know there are days when I can smile and be happy. It's just I feel like I can't be happy for too long. It's always short lived. Someone or something has to come up and ruin it for me! Maybe I am my worst enemy. Maybe I am not trying hard enough. But I have been trying so hard for too long and I have just about had it. Older people of yahoo, or wise people who have been through hell and back? What advice do you have for me? What do I do to establish independence in my largely hopeless situation? Is there a way out? :/
How do I reject a depressed (verging on suicidal) boy without the threat of him harming himself?
I'm pretty sure that one of my guy friends likes me, but he's very depressed and just came back from a mental hospital. The problem is, I hate dating. I'm positively miserable in relationships. Here are some details, so you can judge whether or not he likes me. He...: -Claims that I'm "amazing because I'm different from every other girl and understand the world." -Hugs me a lot. -Has hugged me from behind on multiple occasions (weirded me out) -Freaks out whenever I don't talk to him I don't want to go out with him. I want to stay friends. The whole dating thing... so not for me. But I don't want to endanger him by rejecting him if he says no. I'm 17 and he's 16.
Depressed + Suicidal? 22 years old?
I'm a 22 yr old male in my 3rd year of college, and I am constantly depressed, and sometimes have thoughts about killing myself, although I've never acted on them. I don't know why I'm so sad and miserable, because I have a great family, good health and a roof over my head. I just feel very lost and disconnected. I feel like I'm alone. I don't really have any friends, and the only thing I do besides working and studying is sit at home alone. I feel very disconnected from my generation, and I don't know what people my age even do. I see everyone else having fun, and yet I'm always alone. Almost all my friends are 15-20 years older than me, and I find it very hard to connect and socialize with guys my age, even though I really want to be a part of it. I've also never had a girlfriend either. It's pretty pathetic. I feel like a 50 year old man in a 22 year old's body. I feel like I just can't socialize with people my age, and I feel like I wasted the best years of my life. Soon, everyone will be having kids and getting married, and I'll still be standing there wishing I had done more. Any tips?
I feel horribly depressed at night but fine in the day?
I'm a high-school student on medication for depression. At school, I generally feel fine, I mean, there are every day ups and downs but it's not like horrible "blame self for everything" depression. At night, its all different and I feel miserable and angry and sad. I am also in a long distance relationship which makes the situation a lot worse. I can hardly sleep! I have no one to talk to at night and even if I did -- how would I explain the depression? It's just pointless sadness which I can't help. During the day, I always say to myself "it would never be worth the trouble of getting my parents to take me to the doctor, because I'm happy now anyways." How do I cope...? Has anyone had a similar experience?
Why is life so miserable and sad?
Because that is how life is designed to be.It is the order of the nature.Now, imagine these three situations.A doctor prays that he should get good income every month so that he can fulfill all his wife’s desires, send his children to a better school and lead a happy life. Indirectly it means that he should get more patients and many people in his colony should fall sick and suffer from pain.There are five eligible students for one scholarship in a college. Finally, one student gets it and he is super happy. He goes home and celebrates. The remaining four students are depressed and sad.A factory is making medicines and saving the lives of many people in one corner of the globe. But the sewage water and toxic gas it releases is harming the livelihood of the people in another corner of the globe.We all live in a eco-system. All of us are interdependent on each-other.Everyone cannot be happy and joyful at the same time. We have to exchange our joys with others’ pain and others’ joys with our pain to keep the balance in the universe.So life sometimes makes someone sad so that you can be happy.And the same life sometimes makes you sad so that someone else can be happy.PS:This answer is purely for materialistic lifestyles.Image from Google.
I am very depressed. Can someone talk with me?
You can talk to me anytime I’m about-don’t have a smartphone and so not always connected. It might sound trite to say -but i do know how you feel, as I get depressed-fairly often. I find that a good night’s sleep usually cures it. I also find that when the black cloud has passed , it’s difficult for me to understand myself-why i felt so wretched, lacking in hope, feeling there was nothing and no one for me. So go on and talk-it really does help.