When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
Hi Kyle, First let me welcome you to Healing Well forum, we are happy to have you join us here.
I agree with Rosie on a lot of levels that you could perhaps be dealing with some PTSD but normally this presents in people who have had negative things, or past experiences happen to them. However, you didn’t mention getting anxious or having any flashbacks which is usually what makes up Post Traumatic Stress. In deed it seems that you do have a most positive attitude about your situation and purpose in life according to your post.
Most people who have depression do feel a disconnect from peers, co-workers and even family. One of the reasons is that depression is still not widely discussed in social circles even though over half the population in the US is taking an antidepressant. People don’t want to be "labeled" as they would have been 20 or 30 years ago as crazy. And in your case I can totally understand it since you confided in your girlfriend and she broke up with you...so you are really going to be unsure of others who don’t know you as well reactions to it. So, you keep that part of yourself locked up and put away, very private.
You didn’t mention in your post how you were able to over come it. But I think it bears mentioning that Depression of any kind has the potential to get to a point of suicidal thoughts and attempts. That is why it is so very important to seek treatment from a psychiatrist and counselor and assess different treatment options that are right for you. This way you can learn problem solving techniques for future episodes, and recognize the signs and symptoms of it before it hopefully gets too bad.
Please know that we are always here and this is a wonderful site for information and support....Take care
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate