Hi everyone, I'm new on here but I'm also new to the idea of talking openly about how I really feel about myself and my life.
I've recently finished University and plan to start work in September in a new city. I'm extremely lucky to have found a job that I'm going to enjoy and somewhere to live as well as to have a longish-term girlfriend who I love very much. Since I began to finish University, however, and over the last 2-3 months I've developed an increasing and overwhelming feeling of isolation and worthlessness.
It began as feeling anxious about my life and my relationship as I move away from home and into the future. Over the last few months, however, it has grown into something a lot stronger. I now can't help but feel very alone and trapped whenever I am by myself. I manage to behave as I used to around other people, but as time has moved on I find myself fighting back tears even if I leave other peoples' company for a few moments. It's hard to explain but each day becomes that little bit harder and I just feel more and more hopeless and alone.
I've never had any serious health issues before and this is an entirely new experience for me. I'd appreciate hearing about if anyone else has experienced anything like this and where people recommend is a good starting place. I've read online about the varying effectiveness of talking to a GP and it would be good to hear what other people have gone through and what they found helpful, particularly when first experiencing these sorts of feelings.
Thanks in advance.