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Take up physical fitness. I recall getting and staying into shape has helped me feel better whenever I would go through rough times.

Also, vids like these always inspired me to improve myself.

Stiff upper lip!

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I've been to the psychological place you're at before and will probably be there again some day. I don't have solutions, but just wanted to put that out there because I have found it helpful sometimes just to know that someone else out there can on some level relate and empathizes. I hope you come back, but above all are able to recover!

Remember that if there is one day when you don't feel as described in the OP, that is progress! Even if you seem to lose ground again the next day, the fact that you were able to have the one better day means that there is hope. Sometimes we have to count progress in baby steps.

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You need to talk to everyone you can about your depression.

If I could hug you right now I would.

A good way of cheering yourself up would be watching stuff that makes you feel good. Unikitty's a great show for that. ^^

We're here for you, and we always will be. :)

Play Mario kart. It always cheers me up. :)

Just find an ok job. Not your dream job but something to get by. The feeling of progress can be very helpful even if its baby steps. Once you have some money in your bank account and maybe get a promotion or raise here and there things will start looking up.

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You're 23 and you are worried about the direction of your life?

You're a young man, go start a life. I imagine most people struggle with depression and uncertainty in their 20s. We struggle with plenty of shit during our 20s, you just keep moving forward or wallow in the shit. That's pretty much your options.

Talk to people if that will help, but you also gotta work at finding stuff that makes you happy. If waiting around for a couple video games is all your interested in, I suggest seek out more and create some goals.

Personally I embraced working, getting fit and intellectual pursuits. Its a good way to get your mind off bullshit.

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My advice is get into online gaming. Gives you something to do everyday and keeps you social with like minded people.

I don't really know how to respond to situations like this, but reading all of that, it sounds really tough. :(

I really hope you can get through this and find more peace and happiness some day. The only thing I can think to say is to really just try to focus on the things that make you happy in life. You said you're waiting for Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3, so you obviously enjoy gaming. Are there any other things you enjoy? Either way if you ever wanna talk to anyone there's always users willing to talk to you on this site, some already mentioned in this thread. PM me if you ever feel like it.

You can still talk to us if you need to. :)

Hey! I am completely new to this so am just getting used to the forums and stuff. But yeah, I kind of understand how you are feeling...I myself have had years and years of bad luck, heartache and depression. I am only 22, but I have been agoraphobic for about 6 years now and I find every day a battle. I thought that life in general; being bullied for years, losing many family members, losing friends etc were the worst of it. That is until 2 years ago my dad suddenly died just 6 days after my grandad passed away. I mean losing my grandad was sad, but my dad was my hero. I looked up to him every day and we were really close and to have him just suddenly gone within hours is the worst feeling and nothing will ever compare to that. But i guess what I'm trying to say is...the worst thing that could happen happened 2 years ago and I'm still here now. I guess certain people keep you fighting and give you somewhat a reason to carry on. Even though it seems hopeless...hold on to that. Hold on to even the smallest thing that will keep you going(even if it is a game-who cares), because I can tell you now that it will get better. I thought that I would never feel okay ever again once my dad died, but now I can say that I feel okay. And I know how bad depression can make you feel-not wanting to wake up or get up, feeling completely lost in your thought and like life is a distant memory..And you know what...talking to people doesn't always help. Whether it's gaming, travelling, music etc..there is or will be something that will make you glad that you stuck around. I don't know you, but I do know what a struggle life can be, and I want you to know that you're not alone...I feel your pain just as others do. But just keep going. And as I said, one day you will look back to these memories and feelings and be proud of yourself for getting through it. It's not an easy ride, but it's worth the fight. Stay strong x