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Hi, I’m 20 and since I was 13 I always felt something was off. My whole life, I’ve had these mood changes that would switch within seconds. I discovered at 18 I was suffering w anxiety depression. I recently, (2 secs ago ) found this app with ppl who share the same problems. I feel alone and have no one to turn to. I discontinued therapy because it wasn’t working and only made me more angry and upset. I googled “how you get depression “ because I’m so confused on how this happened to me. Google said the biggest cause of depression: “Abuse. Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can increase the vulnerability to clinical depression later in life.” That makes more sense. I suffered emotional abuse all my life since 13 and on! I nva felt like I fit in, nva felt loved from friends or family , whenever I need somebody to pick me up or help me emotionally, it’s always me. It’s hard dealing w this and taking diff meds after meds that’s not working. 🤦🏽‍♀️ & it’s extremely hard to be surrounded by ppl who can’t even see your dying in the inside Nd need help.

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Hey there buddy. First let me welcome you to the group! You'll find so many lovely and supportive people here. You've come to the right place. You're not alone anymore that's for sure. I think you should give therapy another shit but with a different therapist. I went through like a dozen before finding the right one. It takes a while.

Thanks for reaching out ! & Iknow I should but it’s so frustrating ! I went through 4 so far. I feel my problem is more situational or I could be down playing it. I like to say “stop labeling me” “I’m okay” “it’s just the situation I’m in, I don’t need medicine “ but I mainly feel it’s because everyone around me , when I reach out, don’t take it serious or don’t bother w it so I convince myself I’m okay and just...🤦🏽‍♀️ idk! I’m tired 😪

It's okay to not be okay. You don't have to convince yourself that you're OK. First accept the fact that you're not OK then work towards getting better. By the way you replied to yourself instead of replying to me XD. Rookie mistake. I did it a few times too.

😂😂 lol okay I got it na! Nd Iknow it is but I hate feeling like not okay

That's perfectly normal. That's why you have to try your best to be ok again.

Thanks! I’m trying, I start school in August. Looking forward to that. That will most def will make me feel better. I love school so I’ll be a little happy.

That's great! Best of luck to ya buddy.

Lot people dont see it's an inside thing dealing with our emotions, but this is an chemical imbalance in the brain that needs some tending to. I thought something was wrong with until I start jogging , praying , doing yoga. And finding foods that was good for the mind . Breakfast smoothies then I started to feel a change. So pay attention to your body , when you try something new , and you start to feel better, write it down and continue to do it.

I would check out books or audio by Louise Hay and focus on getting well. Maybe you can try another therapist and keep trying until you find one you like. Even then, sometimes you outgrow them. Good luck with your life and I wish you well. I know what it's like and you have to hang in there and it will get better. In my opinion.

Thank you! Will check her out! When I do, is it cool if I keep you updated?


Hi, have you tried counseling that can really help alot, sounds like you need some to talk to. But first you need to lean how to love yourself, think positive and you will attract the positive. Meditate and pray, pray it always help me. Read this website I found I hope it helps ,it has videos and teaches you different ways to cope aniexty. Apply these methods to your daily routine, and make a diary of positive words , and say those words aloud and mediate. Love , joy , friendship, health, happiness, success, prosperity

This will attract go things to you. Hope this helps, you love and stay strong

Thank you so much. I’ll give it a try. Is it cool if I keep you updated ?

Yes that's fine

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