(Original post by MrSornia)
All my ideas are good ideas
I'm the soc ho of TSR!
I'll remove myself from some socs and reapply. Nice to meet you
I'm Dan, I'm nearly 21 (old man territory
) and I'm from and live in Carlisle. I have never been diagnosed with any form of depression. I'm a double university dropout though, and in my second try of first year at Shef Uni, I had a period of first dep after the january exams 2005, lasting 5-6 weeks. I'm normally a very optimistic person ie if I'm down one night then I'll feel fine after sleep, but during that period I felt very empty still because my sleep patterns were terrible at this time; one day I woke up at 7pm. I stayed up a lot of nights to make this work better as it were, but I wasn't just depressy, I had some form of mental problems as well; I was aware of myself behaving in a very hyper/low way, though I don't know that I have any form of bipolar because I know people with that and I wasn't as severe, though 2 of my housemates were anxious enough to see a counsellor about me and encouraged me to go. I kept putting that off and never went, because I know why I am the way I am.
I didn't get my depressions diagnosed, though I had another strong spell in october, and again in march when I lost my job, wherein I lost all appetite for everything in my life including hobbies. I can get very energetic and do stuff sometimes without thinking, just be a ball of energy, but other times I can get down, though luckily I have some great friends offline and on here
so I always have people to talk to, further to which if any of you here ever want to talk I can try to help; it ain't much but I worked at a university phone listening service similar to Samaritans for a while; I have friends in similar positions to some here and I found it really helped me to help then a lot more
I also have minor OCD issues, and have had since childhood when e.g. I wouldn't eat or touch food with my left hand, and other strange things like that. Luckily for me those things aren't half as bad as the dep gets, though that even I don't think I would benefit from seeing a doc about it, especially since I would be uncomfortable sharing it with my parents. And long windedly, that's me