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Posted on 6/19/19 5:11 AM
To say that I’ve been in denial about having depression would be putting it lightly. From what I can remember, Ive always been irritable and would rather stay inside than actually do anything. Its only gotten worse since going to college and going through some family issues. From feeling heavy waves of sadness and stress all the time to feeling worthless and lost. I’ve never been to therapy before but Im considering it now. I dont know how to handle this. And Im very scared that I’ll be stuck like this forever. I want to live happily.
Beginning of the discussion - 6/20/19I am living in denial that I am facing depression https://www.carenity.us/forum/depression/living-with-depression/i-am-living-in-denial-that-i-am-facing-depression-1097
Posted on 6/20/19 3:47 AM
hey -for whatever it's worth , going to therapy was the best decision i've made. i still struggle and there are days when it feels i will never feel happy again but i know i would be so much worse if i was not in therapy. i will tell you though it was hard at first to go to therapy - i cancelled so many times but eventually after a really hard episode i went. i don't know if therapy is the best option for everyone but it's helped me.
Posted on 9/11/19 3:54 AM
@itello98 I have faced similar feelings. I was diagnosed and then after years of medication, I stopped taking medication thinking I could manage it on my own and that the depression was due to a certain time in my life... but I ended getting back on medication and coming to grips that I have something in me that makes shelter away and be depressed, so I am doing my best to treat it now and trying to force myself to do thing also... kind of work of both.