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Thixo

635d

I’ve been depressed for more than half of my life, and I’ve only been getting help for it recently. Family doesn’t believe me now that I am advocating to get help for myself and I’m being more open about my depression and anxiety, and how it affects me both physically and emotionally. I can tell they’re at least putting in a bit of effort but in reality, I feel like nothing will ever change. And that I’ll be stuck in the loop of feeling stressed and worthless forever, and I’ll never get real help. Any advice other than “talk to your family” cause so far that hasn’t worked.

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    • RainbowPearl

      635d

      Feeling like nothing will change is part of the depression and anxiety. The truth is they may or may not. Having a support system is helpful, but you can do it on your own if you have to. I certainly feel stuck too. Many people are in the same boat as you. You are not alone.

    • RainbowPearl

      635d

      Feeling like nothing will change is part of the depression and anxiety. The truth is they may or may not. Having a support system is helpful, but you can do it on your own if you have to. I certainly feel stuck too. Many people are in the same boat as you. You are not alone.

    • MusicalGamer

      635d

      There is no say in how long anxiety and depression will last, but I can tell you that it will. I struggle with the same fear all of the time - and even tho sometimes it feels like our chests are being crushed by sadness or fear, there are moments that will come that will make us float

    • kingkong

      635d

      I feel for you. Sadly I don't have any real advice I can give but if you ever want to talk I'm here

    • Faline

      635d

      There are fortunately many groups from which you can get support and depression is a very common condition. Don't bother expressing your problems about depression to your family if they just negate you. It is encouraging that you gave found Alike. Definitely a step in the right direction.

    • Mrs.Gunn

      635d

      It sounds like you are going back into that cycle a little bit. Ignore them about it, don't defend yourself... just get the help you need. I remember when I was first diagnosed after I had son... everyone around me acted like I was just mean, I wasn't myself clearly and very agitated and they soon realized after I was getting help by meds and self motivation and forcing myself to be in a better mood and bond with my son this and that I was better off. They will realize afterwards you are better off too, they'll see a significant improve on your mood and personality. You have to battle enough on your own, don't add another battle to your list... you got this!

    • DottieDoe

      635d

      You have to figt your self this isn't their battle ! This is yours ! That even if they don't believe... That is on them. This is when you have to break apart from all of their BS & in reality do what's best for you ! Sad but true, some families can trigger our emotions so deeply & make us feel helpless ! These emotions are real to you & that's all that matters ! Their exception isn't truly needed for you to fight this ! You stay on top of this & keep climbing your own ladder !

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