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Everything Just Gets 10x More Overwhelming

With depression and anxiety, everything in my life just escalates, it feels like it's 10x worse than it actually is. I stress about everything, and if I get anxious it feels like nothing can help. If something in my life gets even a bit overwhelming all I want to do is escape it and go in my bed and go to sleep.
When I'm at home I dread going to school, getting a project or test or homework even. Surely not everyone at my school feels this way, this anxious feeling like something bad is going to happen. Everyone else looks so happy, like school is no big deal. They all seem so carefree. I wish I could be like that, like them.
FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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I understand. Went through it myself. Still do. There are many others like you. Wanting to sleep is a common thing because it is a form of escape from your own thoughts. Depressed people fear the future and obsess over its implications. Anxiety can make you so nervous you can't think right. YOU are not alone. Tell your parents about what's going on, if you can. See a specialist and they can suggest meds. Depression/Anxiety is an illness just like cancer or diabetes. You are sick, not unworthy. You need help. I hate to see someone so young going through this. Good luck.

I understand. Went through it myself. Still do. There are many others like you. Wanting to sleep is a common thing because it is a form of escape from your own thoughts. Depressed people fear the future and obsess over its implications. Anxiety can make you so nervous you can't think right. YOU are not alone. Tell your parents about what's going on, if you can. See a specialist and they can suggest meds. Depression/Anxiety is an illness just like cancer or diabetes. You are sick, not unworthy. You need help. I hate to see someone so young going through this. Good luck.