Morning all, I'm new to this forum and thought I would share my story and see if anyone was in the same boat.
Ok so I'm 23 yrs old and I would consider myself to have had depression since I was a teenager even though it was only diagnosed when I was 22. One incident I will never forget was when I was 16, I used to be in control of my dad's medications and I would put them into his monthly pots for him. One day was really bad for no particular reason and I desperately wanted to take all of my dad's tablets but I didn't.
I feel a trigger point for me being diagnosed with depression was my university course. This time last year Uni got way too much which lead to the one of many times I wanted to quit. I was also having a difficult family life at the time and was struggling to juggle it.
My now boyfriend of 2 years was an absolute angel throughout this time. He often got stuck with me on my really bad days and would just hug me while I cry my eyes out. I can't thank him enough for sticking by me and we are still together now.
I also ended up going counselling for a while.
So an update now would be that I have been on antidepressants for about 7 months now and I'm coping really well. Yeah I still have the odd bad day but nothing like what it used to be. im now in 3rd year of Uni and with all the luck in the world I qualify in September 2015.
Thank you for reading