I have this friend of mine who i think may be suffering from depression but i'm not sure. BTW i am talking about a friend just in case people think i'm talking about myself.
Here's the story, this guy is 22 and over the last couple of years he's goes through these bouts every 4 or 5 months of what i think is depression. these bouts last for maybe 2 or 3 weeks at a time and during that time he can be really down, very moody, he feels like the whole world is against him, he feels guilt, loneliness. He doesn't really have any people he can confide in except for myself.. i know on a few times he's felt suicidal but i know he's too scared to do it. He keeps to himself and is not very sociable during this time. but the weird thing is that after a while he snaps out of it and is very bubbly and energetic, he's positive and always planning stuff. I've heard that people who suffer from it can jump thru conversations quickly which is another thing.
anyway i keep telling him when he's going thru these phases to see someone who can help him like a doctor, but he's one of these guys who won't do things for himself but only if he's dragged along.. if you know what i mean. He's always bottling stuff inside and keeping his emotions together so i dont always know what he's feeling though i think i'm the one he trusts the most
Can anyone help, does this sound familiar. if anyone can help please do so. you can pm me or even email - its in my profile, please be patient with my response.