Life plans. So confused. So Sad. What should I Do?

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   Posted 1/27/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
For any of you who remember me, i don't hang around these boards much. I try to. And I will keep trying.
I really am in a big depression, and honestly I'm scared to death because I don't know what to do. The fighting with my family is constant;it never ends. I have no idea what to go to college for. I'm not really smart or motivated enough to do much.
My therapy isnt really helping me. I want nothing more in life, than to wake up and not be depressed. Not be so full of anxiety that I can't even stand to leave my house. I just want happiness. I can't get anything out of therapy I feel like it's really not helping.
How did you overcome your anxiety/depression? How long did it take?
I really want to be a psychologist or a counselor, but I don't think I could handle it because I'm such an emotional wreck myself, and I don't know when I'll overcome this.

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   Posted 1/27/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes being there makes us that much more compassionate, once you start focusing on something like psychology, you will start to see things more clearly. So it might be a good idea to try doing what it is that your passion is. That might change your whole life for the better.

Have you considered a different therapist or talking to your doctor about meds? That might be something that you would want to concider. Or if you and your family aren't getting along, maybe some distance is in order.

Best wishes for a new outlook on life.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 1/30/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Taryn, I understand how you are feeling and I am sorry you are struggling right now.  It would help if you had more support from your family.  I think Karen is right.  Maybe you need some meds. Do you like your therapist? And is your therapist helping you?  If not there are many others out there that may be better for you.  You say you don't know what you want to study in college.  But remember you are still young and your 1st yr in college you will not have to decide on a major. You should have until your jr. year to decide what you want to study.  Another thought is maybe there is another type of study you would like to do. For example work in a hospital operating some of the many machines that are used for tests.  It is a way to help people.  Just a suggestion. And the courses to learn these things are just as intense and require 4 yrs of school too. Getting over depression takes tiime and you need to keep working with your therapist. Maybe going away to college and being in a different environment will help you to feel better.  I wish I had more ideas for you but please remember you don't feel better overnight and you have to work at trying to get better.  Please know that we all care about you and hope you will keep posting so we know how you are doing.  Please be good to yourself.

Gentle hugs,


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