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Topic: Major Depression

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Jarred28
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    7 posts
    19 June 2020

    Have been diagnosed with major depression for quite some time now and just feel like giving up. Will this ever get any better

    My family all call me a sook and that there’s nothing for me to be depressed about and I need to get over myself. I have no friends to talk to this stuff about as they bully me about my mental health and just generally don’t seem to care.

    Just so confused in life have no idea what to do, just want to move away and hide forever.

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  2. Sophie_M
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    3434 posts
    19 June 2020 in reply to Jarred28
    Hi Jarred28
    We’re so grateful to have you reach out to our community tonight and are so sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through. We hope that you find our forums to be a safe and supportive space to talk through your thoughts and feelings. Our community is here for you. We’ve also checked in with you via email to provide you with some additional supports.
    Keep checking in to let us know how you’re going, whenever you feel up to it.
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  3. Tay100
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    492 posts
    19 June 2020 in reply to Jarred28

    Hi Jarred28,

    I'm sorry to hear you are in a tough headspace- we appreciate your post as we recognise it can be hard to do in times like these. Please know you aren't alone, and your experience is valid. Even if your family and friends aren't as supportive or even understanding as you say you like them to be, please know that Sophie_M is right, and you can find some caring community here. We can chat in this thread if you like, and please feel free to use the resources Sophie_M emailed you as much as you need too.

    Let us know how you are travelling; we are here to listen.


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  4. CracksOfLight
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    1 posts
    21 June 2020 in reply to Jarred28
    Hey Jarred.

    I'm new to BeyondBlue and I just want to say thank you for reaching out.

    I relate very much to what you're going through so never feel alone (even which it can seem impossible at times)

    Really sorry the way your family is reacting to your situation.. No one can really understand what it truly feels like to live either anxious or depressed unless they experience it for themselves.

    Due to my depression (major depressive disorder) I haven't had a job for about 6 years now. It seems soo hard and confronting to do any of that at the moment.

    When I'm around people I can become incredibly anxious which causes soo much discomfort and to be really self conscious.

    I find myself most relaxed when it's just me in a room alone, of course though.. Then the depression sets in.

    It seems like it will just go on forever and ever.

    The reason I'm saying all this is to hopefully shine a light that you are not alone in this struggle.

    I understand what you're going through.

    Let's hope there will be a light at the end of this long tunnel and to find some sense of comfort and peace mind in the future.

    I wish you nothing but the best.

    Good luck and take care of yourself.
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