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Updated on Tuesday, November 11

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OMG: I feel sad all the time. I'm lonely and isolated. I try hard to look like I'm ok in public, but at home I cry in my bed. I hate my roommate, not that he's bad or anything. I'm antisocial, I guess. I should call that depression hotline, right? But it seems so dumb to "get help". Or maybe I'm just too stupid and stubborn.

Maybe it's seasonal affective disorder. Not getting that much sun anymore especially working regular business hours. I should take more walks. It's not just me, right? A lot of other people know what I'm feeling, right?

14 comments

  1. yes, I have clinical depression, and its been going like crazy but I go my counselor at counseling services (its free) she helped me a lot.
    get some exercise, eat well (or try to) , and try to have fun :)

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  2. OMG OP I feel exactly the same
    I wanna hug you right now

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  3. If you go to health services, they have a new light machine which simulates the same uv wave lengths that you would get in the summer. I have never tried it, but my doc said it helps people with a form of light depression. You could always try that out!

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  4. we could all go for coffee sometime :)

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  5. I know how you feel, buddy. I've been there during 2nd and 3rd year, but I want to let you know that things get better, as long as you try to make it better. And getting professional help is very helpful as well.

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  6. counselling at UW seems completely inadequate

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    1. And you wait weeks. Place is mismanaged as fuck.

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    2. 6a mismanagement isn't why you wait weeks. There simply aren't enough counsellors to keep up with the demand.

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    3. Speak for yourself. I have been going to counseling services for months and it's been incredibly helpful for me.

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    4. 6b, sure so just throw more of our tuition at them?
      6c, congratulations on getting appointments. How many did you get and how frequent?

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  7. i have it and am on meds

    it's hard to get out of bed in the morning so i've been nocturnal much of my university life which just compounds the whole thing

    definitely go talk to your doctor, and get some sunshine

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  8. Hey there,

    This past year was one of the hardest in my entire life. I was depressed for a large percentage of the year and was really struggling. Sometimes I still do struggle, but not as often. I made some changes in my life and it has helped. I recommend taking walks. The exposure outside can really help boost your mood. I also recommend being brave and talking to someone about how you are feeling. I spoke to my best friend and my partner about how I was feeling and just having that conversation made me more open to the idea of seeing a doctor about it. I want you to know that it can get better and that you are not alone. You are worthy of a happy life and you can get there. You just need to hang on a bit longer. If you want to talk, please reply and I will give you my contact details.

    Keep well.

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  9. Absolutely. Other people are feeling similarly, between seasonal affective disorder, stress, etc. I'm sort of feeling that way right now. Talk to someone even if it's just continuing to talk to people on here. It helps. I know, having gone through a major bout of depression 6 years ago. Only talking to people online, and occasional therapy appointments, got me through it.

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