I've come to this sight in order to get some insight into living with depression. Honestly, I've been depressed for a REALLY long time throughout my adolescence and high school. I'm now 21. I've always been a glass half empty kind of person, even when I was a kid. I feel that my personality has a natural tendency to be on the more depressed side and have come to think that depression may be my reality for the rest of my life. Like I've said, I have ALWAYS been depressed.
I'm trying to stay hopeful about
my life and really want to be successfull. But my inability to make any real dependable friends and difficulties in school and work have prevented my from feeling good about
life. Having a family who doesn't take my depression seriously and no friends to talk to about
how I feel leaves me feeling really isolated and very hopeless. I have all the textbook symptoms and don't know what to do about
it besides try to get on some anti depressants again.
I was wondering if anyone out there has been similar to me in feeling down and depressed all throughout life. And if so, have things ever gotten better for an extended period of time? I'm scared to think that I will be feeling like this my entire life.
What things have people done to overcome their isolation?
Any advice would help!
Thanks and luck to everyone!
Hi there, I gave your post a subject.
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