Need help breaking free from addiction?
1-888-993-3112
Call 24/7 for treatment options. Ad Info & Options

Depressed

Question:

i have typed in here before. Don’t even know anybody. But its nice to talk to people who understand to some extent first hand what your going thru. I am coming to the lowest point of my depression. No energy, thoughts of death, not caring about anything. Taking things like cough syrup just to make me sleep early, cause I do not want to stay awake. wanting to drink alcohol to make me forget. Wanting to do anything to make me forget my thoughts, and stop thinking. I am scheduled next week to go into therapy. I feel like a hypocrite in a way. i respond to message posts writing positive things like don’t give up and stuff. But i am a hypocrite. it is somewhat scary how depressed i have become. i do not want to be around anybody, except my boyfriend. My cousin came over today, i haven’t seen her in a while, and i just wanted her to go. I dropped out of nursing school cuz i was flunking. My life has become really pathetic. sometimes i feel i am just taking up space on this earth and just being a burden to everyone around me. i am so tired of it all

This Disclaimer applies to the Answer Below
  • ‘Anne’ is the pseudonym for the individual who writes this relationship advice column.
  • ‘Anne’ bases her responses on her personal experiences and not on professional training or study. She does not represent herself to be a psychologist, therapist, counselor or professional helper of any sort. Her responses are offered from the perspective of a friend or mentor only.
  • Anne intends her responses to provide general information to the readership of this website; answers should not be understood to be specific advice intended for any particular individual(s).
  • Questions submitted to this column are not guaranteed to receive responses.
  • No correspondence takes place.
  • No ongoing relationship of any sort (including but not limited to any form of professional relationship) is implied or offered by ‘Anne’ to people submitting questions.
  • ‘Anne’, Mental Help Net and CenterSite, LLC make no warranties, express or implied, about the information presented in this column. ‘Anne’ and Mental Help Net disclaim any and all merchantability or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or liability in connection with the use or misuse of this service.
  • Always consult with your psychotherapist, physician, or psychiatrist first before changing any aspect of your treatment regimen. Do not stop your medication or change the dose of your medication without first consulting with your physician.
Answer:

There is no need for despair. You would seem quite depressed right now. When people are depressed, the depression changes how they think. Suicidal thoughts, wanting to sleep, wanting to forget, wanting to be alone and withdrawn, feeling like you are a hypocrite and punishing yourself for it, being consumed with negativity; these are all part of what it means to be depressed. It is a good thing that you are getting into therapy. Therapy is the right place to be when you are depressed. A sincere and heartfelt good for you to you. If you haven’t already made an appointment to be seen by a psychiatrist (or at least a family physician) about your depression, please consider doing so now. There are medicines that can help you pull out of this faster than just therapy alone. They can help you, but you will have to be seen by an MD to get them, and you’ll have to give them a few weeks to do their work. Most of the time you won’t be the first to notice that they are working either. Your friends and family will notice, but you may not notice. So don’t trust your own judgment about your mood too quickly. Instead, ask someone who knows you well if they notice a change.

More "Ask Anne" View Columnists

Comments
  • Nina

    I know just how you feel.I hope you are doing well now, i have been on medication for 3yrs now and was doing realy well till recently. Idon't know why all thoughs thoughts have come back. Getting very dessperate, grasping at straws.

Close

Call the Helpline Toll-FREE

To Get Treatment Options Now.

1-888-993-3112 100% Confidential

Get Help For You or a Loved One Here...

Click Here for More Info.

Close

Call The Toll-FREE Helpline 24/7 To Get Treatment Options Now.

100% Confidential
Get Treatment Options From Your Phone... Tap to Expand