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Updated on Wednesday, July 15

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OMG: I know there are always posts of this sort on here, and I know the responses are always the same: seek help, you are not alone. But I cant shake off this feeling of suffocating sadness, and I can tell people are tired of listening to my whining. I try keeping myself busy and it works wonders, but the minute I have a few seconds to myself I feel awful again. At this point, I can't get myself to finish any school work and I'm worried about failing the term.

Has anyone been in a similar boat? How'd you get over it?

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  1. I promise you that I am in exactly the same boat. And I don't know how to get over it. All I know is that I am barely hanging on. I make plans and try and force myself to meet those plans. Schoolwise I've already failed a course and am trying harder than day to not fail it again -this mostly results in crying.

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  2. Don't be a whiny baby. Think about all those kids in Africa. You have it good, real good.

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    1. that's the lamest thing to say. Though counting your blessings do help, it's not nearly enough to cure depression. People can't just snap out of it or wait for it to pass. It's like telling someone with cancer to not be whiny baby because they're not starving African kids. Mental illness IS real physical illness (since it affects the working of your brain) and should be treated like other illnesses.. OP, stay strong. Alot of us are in the same place, just keep reminding yourself that you're worth the fight and you can also help others struggling with the same situation. :)

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    2. nicely said, 2a :)

      as for 2- saying someone can't be sad (or suffer from a mental illness) because someone else has it worse is like saying someone can't be happy because someone else has it better. there are different levels of suffering, if you had a debilitating illness would you want someone to minimize it? doubt it, so do everyone a favour and keep your negative comments to yourself. some of us are trying to actually HELP

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    3. this post is making me a whiny baby. i think having cancer and having a hole in ur head is worse. not to be completely mental.

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  3. This was me two years ago. Go to health services now. Get a friend to go with you. You need to make some change or it might just get worse.

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  4. hey OP, I was in a recent boat not too long ago. still struggling but a lot better- like 3 said, make a trip to health services or counselling services. i know it's hard, but if i hadn't gone when i did, who knows where I'd be now. if it doesn't help the first time, try another clinician until you find one you connect with.

    also try to connect with an advisor or profs regarding the academics, there's a lot that can be worked out if you go see them and are honest about what's going on

    hang on, OP.

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  5. just find a good doctor

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  6. Why white people always complain. We Chinese people find peace and love inside. Jesus gave us gift that is life. You need learn be grateful for all blessings you have.

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    1. Shut up chink.

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    2. In approaching a problem a Marxist should see the whole as well as the parts. A frog in a well says, “The sky is no bigger than the mouth of the well.” That is untrue, for the sky is not just the size of the mouth of the well. If it said, “A part of the sky is the size of the mouth of a well”, that would be true, for it tallies with the facts.

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  7. If haven't yet, start hitting the gym.
    Push your comfort zone in baby steps, and find things to do that you are truly passionate about.

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  8. Ah, I totally know what you mean, OP. I was in that same place a few years ago (first year). The first few months were a breeze, then something like a fog or a train just hit me and I was really really sad and cold all the time. I kept myself busy, but the same thing happened - when I had even a minute to myself, I would be crying about nothing. This went on for about 3 months (December-February... winter....)
    Honestly, the thing that helped was just time. I'm lucky because I've never had trouble with school work (just everything else...), so that was something that I looked forward to because I knew I could do it and I could do it well. I also connected more with classmates and that helped a lot. ... But I think at the end of the day, it was just giving myself time to adjust to my new situation.
    I hope you figure out your way to feeling right again. Don't put too much pressure on yourself. Pretend a friend is approaching you with the same situation and treat yourself the way you would treat your friend (even though I know that's much easier said than done!)
    Good luck!

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  9. I think it's UW legit. Place depressed the fuck out of me.

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