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Mr Puggsly said:

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.

As horrible as this sounds and raw, it is the truth. There is no easy way around this, there will be periods in your 20's when you will struggle and the only way to completely get over it is by simply waiting and quite honestly suffering, while also trying to push forward.

Between 19-24 I had so many issues that completely changed the way I used to be that at one point on I could not recognize myself anymore. Five years later I now realize that this was a phase that needed to happen and today I can cope with negative situations in a far superior way.

Time helps, and one day you will wake up and realize that you are past the hard part and you will once again enjoy life



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hunter_alien said:
Mr Puggsly said:

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.

As horrible as this sounds and raw, it is the truth. There is no easy way around this, there will be periods in your 20's when you will struggle and the only way to completely get over it is by simply waiting and quite honestly suffering, while also trying to push forward.

Between 19-24 I had so many issues that completely changed the way I used to be that at one point on I could not recognize myself anymore. Five years later I now realize that this was a phase that needed to happen and today I can cope with negative situations in a far superior way.

Time helps, and one day you will wake up and realize that you are past the hard part and you will once again enjoy life

I had to go through shit like that when I was just in my late teens. Losing my uncle, grandfathers, grandmothers and a close friend to cancer, but I'm proud of myself for fighting through it all, so you'll fight through it too. :)



Do you know why you're depressed? Is it a culmination of things? It's very important to recognize the underlying cause. It's ok to be afraid. It's ok to forget who you are at times. You've accepted the fact that you're depressed. That, in and of itself is a major step forward that most people who suffer from depression aren't aware of. Let those around you know how you feel at all times. You may believe by doing so you appear weak but in all actuality, revealing your true emotions is an act of bravery.



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SuperRetroTurbo said:
Do you know why you're depressed? Is it a culmination of things? It's very important to recognize the underlying cause. It's ok to be afraid. It's ok to forget who you are at times. You've accepted the fact that you're depressed. That, in and of itself is a major step forward that most people who suffer from depression aren't aware of. Let those around you know how you feel at all times. You may believe by doing so you appear weak but in all actuality, revealing your true emotions is an act of bravery.

^This. :D



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I understand what you are going through. I have been going through depression as well for the past few years and it is awful. I know sometimes you desperately want to feel relief from the emotional pain (the loneliness, the empty feeling in your gut) and the physical toll it takes, but always remember that you need to be alive to be able to feel relief. Also, remember that there are people that care about you and are rooting for you to win this battle.

BTW, from what you are describing your depression may be clinical in nature, so you might have to seek help from a Psychiatrist. I notice that your profile states that you live in the UK. Note that mental health services are covered by your countries NHS, all you need is a referral from your GP.

Here are some links that may be useful for you.
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/psychiatry/
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/

Please take care of yourself and always know that there are people that care for you and want to help you. You can get over this stage and live a wonderful life. Also, feel free to PM me if you just want to talk.



If you are reading this, I just want to say that I hope you are feeling better. If not, then keep at it. Don't give up. Things will get better. I've been depressed myself, but now things are pretty good.



I don't have any suggestion, but pls don't go. Keep yourself online. It's better to be round here than on FB or Twitter.

PS:I always loved your signature gif



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John2290 said:
Try Viagra, you'll be able to keep it up.

You're not funny and I can only assume you don't realize how horrible this makes you look 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
John2290 said:
Try Viagra, you'll be able to keep it up.

You're not funny and I can only assume you don't realize how horrible this makes you look 

Eh, it got a chuckle out of me.