I am sorry you are feeling so down and hopeless right now. Tammy is right, we understand as we have all been in your position.
Believe in yourself and know that you are a truly good person and give yourself credit for how hard you are battling this illness.
Have you worked through the CBT therapy? How about a therapist, do you see one regularly? I am going to post the information for the online free site that your can work on CBT but remember it takes time. You have to keep working at it. I would like to wave a magic wand and help you out but the best I can do is be here and support you.
Please check out this site:
Moodgym is a free self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.
Take care of you and gentle hugs. Keep posting and vent away :)
How are you today? I have been thinking about you since I read your post last night and I remember how low I was when I had my long battle back from the bottom of the hole of depression and anxiety.
It takes time but never stop believing in yourself. You will make it, and we are here to hold you up.
When you are in the throes of an anxiety attack, practice deep breathing and other relaxation techniques. Concentrate on the breathing. Don't let any other thoughts in.
Do your stress levels feel out of balance? This includes not only times when you are feeling overwhelmed by work or life experiences, but also times when you are bored. Slight imbalances of stress force you to adapt, making you stronger and allowing you to grow, but larger imbalances can be very overwhelming. This is where you need to try to learn to know yourself and what is good stress and when you go past the limit.
Be kind to yourself, you are a worthy person. Think of putting yourself first right now. Do not take on others problems if you can help it.
Most of all know we care and we are here, 24/7.
Hugs kiddo............hang on. You will get past the bumps.
Although I haven't started to climb out of my pit of despair yet, I have acquired a new hobby. One of which I used to do alot, but never thought I would use to help myself relax. Painting. Painting is great! Everyone should try it! When I have alot going on in my mind and can't seem to calm my nerves and everything, I paint. It is relaxing(for the most part). Although it hurts to sit in the floor for long periods of time! But, I guess its worth it. Except now my room is covered with paintings. I have no idea what to do with them! But, it does help. Painting takes away some worries for the time being. But, when I get really heated and upset I can show it in the painting instead of other ways. So, it is a good thing. I would recommend it! Try painting!
As for the pit of despair. I have fallen a bit deeper. I think it is ok though. I have almost gotten used to it. I guess this is how it's going to be. So, I am almost accepting of it. Although I don't want to stay this way long. I just don't know any other way.
So, for now, I am sitting at the bottom of the pit.
sorry for the way your feeling, as Tammy said this deasaese sucks, i feel the same as you sometimes, feel as though there is no point in going on and feel as though im stuck in the pit and just want to explode.
But it does get better, we all have bad patches, but its great that your doing something you enjoy, thats an excellent way of climbing out of the pit, and as for what you can do with the paintings, im sure that some people would love to buy them, maybe on ebay or something, that maybe another way to feel good, getting the pleasure that someone appreciates what you've done in a painting.
i know when im down and out i turn to the kitchen, as a chef i like to try new and different things, combinations that sound really wierd but work really well together, like blue cheese and chocolate coulant, which is like a mini pudding with the cheese and chocolate sauce in the middle. and when people say "that is absolutely delicious" it make me feel really good that someone appreciates what i've done.
Anything you enjoy doing do it when your down and it does help.
hope that helps you and im here and all the members are here for you.
hope your feeling better soon..