I am 19, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety a year ago. I was put on 50 mg of sertraline daily which worked for a while. I then went travelling to Australia for 5 months and just stopped taking the tablets because I felt even happier than I ever knew was possible! After coming home from Australia I was okay for about a month and then things got really bad for me again - constantly crying, panic attacks, lack of motivation to do ANYTHING. So I went back to see my doctor and was put back on 50mg of Sertraline - it didn't have much of an affect so they increased my dose to 100mg. For a few weeks I felt relatively content again but I am now feeling lower than ever.
I was advised to see a counsellor but I am too scared. I don't feel like I have the answers to any questions - I don't know why I feel the way I do so how am I supposed to try and explain it to anyone else?
Its really affecting my family, particularly my mum. Who herself has suffered with mental illness. She keeps saying that she has lost me - its like I have given up.
I am just not sure I see a way out anymore, like everyday feels pointless.