I've been really depressed the last couple of months over a huge number of things.I broke up with my girlfriend half a year ago and we were on and off for a long time after that. It's now been two months since I've seen her. It's like I know we could never go out cuz we'd fight but at the same time she's all I want because we do have such an insanely close connection. Lately she's been talking to another guy and I know we have to move on and see other people but it absolutely tears me to pieces thinking of her feeling the way she did for me with someone else. Plus my parents pay for my post-secondary at the moment and they hold a high standard and it stresses me out so much. I don't even know if this is what I want to do but I don't want to disappoint my family but dropping out. there are so many things lol... I could go on forever about other crap like some of my friends or my job being hell. People always say it'll pass and the depression will go away and life will look up. I've probably been clinically depressed for like the last four months and it just looks like it'll be getting worse... I certainly don't want any pills... I know I can do this without them but I just feel so lost right now. I'm pretty religious and I pray but that doesn't seem to help. How do you guys handle depression? How do you get out of a depression besides waiting it out?
when i feel down i try and talk to a couple of my friends and tell them how i feel. its hard but it will go.try talking to close friends it might help a bit if you can tell someone about your problem
Look at the list of what to and what not to do when you're depressed I posted in this thread:http://www.afraidtoask.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB8&Number=278174&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1Don't be so quick to discount medicine. They can be very helpful if used in conjunction with therapy. If you are experiencing a major depressive episode and it is mostly neurological in nature, meds might be the answer. You really should see a counselor or psychologist/psychiatrist to figure out the best way to get help. I too am "pretty religious" and I can tell you that if you're relying on prayers alone to get you through this, you might be up for a big disappointment. God does want to bring you through it, but at the same time I think he expects you to use the resources around you to make it happen.Hang in there.
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Perhaps you could go and see a doctor or a therapist.. See what they recommend
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.