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    Okay, so I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for a few years, ever since I was 17. It has become worse over the past year. I found it hard to go to uni, do my work, socialise with people and to feel happy. I still managed to do fine in my exams but thats only because I forced myself to go to the library for 2 months, I knew if I stayed at home, I would just sleep/stress all day.

    I went through a traumatic even the past year and that made everything so much worse for me. I still cry everyday.

    I've tried speaking to my family to let them know I am not well but they're not bothered. So, now I am considering seeing a GP/counsellor. I feel I just don't have the courage to speak about my problems. But, now it has gotten to the point where I need some help so I feel I have to.

    Any advice guys? esp for those who have been through this.

    Thank you x
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    Have you perhaps tried venting out your sadness through things like reading, writing or painting? I've done it before and it helps a bit.
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Have you perhaps tried venting out your sadness through things like reading, writing or painting? I've done it before and it helps a bit.
    Thank you for your reply. I find it hard to concentrate, so now I've thought about writing how I feel, but, sometimes my mum uses my laptop so I was worried she could just come across it.
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    Thank you for your reply. I find it hard to concentrate, so now I've thought about writing how I feel, but, sometimes my mum uses my laptop so I was worried she could just come across it.
    You could just write it down and throw it in the bin? Or scribble on a page randomly.
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    Been there and still having it until today. I have only few close friends (not more than 5), most of the times I am being an outgoing person but people don't know I was faking all the smiles and jokes and whatnot. Actually I'm anxious just by imagining being in the same room with more than 5 people. I was feeling numb and losing interest in everything, even my hobbies. I sense something was wrong but I couldn't figure out what. I was thinking I could handle it by pushing some positive thoughts but boy do I wrong. I messed up my concentration and focus at work, I got only 1-2 hours of sleep for months. Every single morning I was exhausted and I said to myself, "do I really have to do this?"

    Then finally I met a counsellor/therapist. She didn't push me to talk, she just listened and asked occasionally. I felt better afterwards. Turn out the depression/anxiety I had rooted to various problems in the past and it piled up over years. She helped by putting my stories into place so I could track and trace every possible factor that slowly getting me into the depression zone. I'm still getting over the anxiety issues (I tend to avoid large gathering) but as for the depression I now learn how to tame the demon time to time, so it wouldn't mess up my daily life and responsibilities.

    tl;dr talk to someone, find a therapist. It doesn't have to be solved in a blink of an eye, heck in the few first meetings you probably out of words. That's okay. The most important thing is that you realise that something's wrong and it holds you back in life, and you seek for help. Good luck
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    I'm sorry to hear that you're going through such a tough period. I have bee suffering from bad anxiety and mild depression on and off for 3/4 years now and it meant I missed a lot of school for a while.

    The most important thing is to talk about it. I promise you that it will at least relieve the stress temporarily. Often at night (When I'm struggling most), I will talk to my dad and even though he doesn't usually say anything particularly productive, just telling him about it calms me down.

    Exercise is also so important! When you exercise you produce serotonin, which makes you feel happier.

    If you ever want to talk, I'm here!
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    I'm sorry to hear that you're going through such a tough period. I have bee suffering from bad anxiety and mild depression on and off for 3/4 years now and it meant I missed a lot of school for a while.

    The most important thing is to talk about it. I promise you that it will at least relieve the stress temporarily. Often at night (When I'm struggling most), I will talk to my dad and even though he doesn't usually say anything particularly productive, just telling him about it calms me down.

    Exercise is also so important! When you exercise you produce serotonin, which makes you feel happier.

    If you ever want to talk, I'm here!
    This is me, I didn't realise I made it anonymous :/
 
 
 
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