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i think i have depression

posted by Anonymous on 23 February, 2020

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lately i been having suicidal thoughts. i've tried to ignoring them but it keeps getting worse.i almost acted upon it by self harming. sometimes i would hyperventilate randomly with these rushing thoughts of insecurity. me binge eating doesn't help either.im losing interest in things i normally like doing and i'm procasinatinate a lot . i think i need help

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👍1 💡10 💎1 Friendly Striped Swan ● 24 February, 2020 ⚓︎


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it can seem daunting to have these types of thoughts, and i can totally understand why they would make one hyperventilate. please remind yourself that they are *just* thoughts, they are not *you*. you have a choice *not* to act on the thoughts. you've done the right thing by being courageous enough to express your need for help on this forum. i know it seems like a massive feat to overcome these thoughts, and be able to think of living a satisfying, happy, blissful life. but i promise you that such a state exists. maybe you've just fallen down a tad harder than the average person, which means (as you've rightly recognized) you need someone knowledgable to help you get back up on your feet. please find a trained individual who can work with you. again it can be a daunting process, but as someone who has a therapist himself, i can tell you that it is sooo cathartic when you can be completely honest and unabashedly yourself in front of a professional who can tell you why you're feeling the way you do! it's like having someone look right through you, only, they're not there to judge you, but rather make you enlightened about how to solve your problems. they act as a mirror reflecting you back to you, so you have a better idea of why you're feeling the way you do. it's important for you to know how you got to this place where you're having these thoughts, because once you do that, you'll feel 1) a weight lifted because you're no longer scared of the unknown and 2) a worthy soul because you know you are not responsible for half the shit that happens to you and 3) a more productive system to lead a happy, satisfying life. my sister tried to end herself, but immediately regretted it and called a family member for help. i was horrified that it got to as far as it did, but i am glad that we had the opportunity to help her in time. with work and support she is in a *much* better place.. she has a job, she's living by herself now, she even takes care of my other sister. i know at least 2 other people who have had such experiences. if you walk away with one thing from reading this, let it be this: your life is a gift; currently your tv (your thoughts) is playing an unproductive channel, and because you can't find the remote, you've been misled to think this channel can never change. you just need a little bit of help finding the remote (from someone who knows better), and once you do, it'll open up a completely new, enchanting world as you discover the gifts you have been given, and how to develop these unique gifts into the best version of yourself! i wish you best :)

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Anonymous ● 25 February, 2020 ⚓︎


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what a nice reply! i'm not the op but what you said meant a lot to me thank you