I'm Not A Rock

I'm an 18 year old girl, who's depressed and an insomniac. I feel like I have no one to talk to, but it's really me that's afraid to do the talking. I don't know why it's so hard for me to talk about these things with my friends or family. I feel like I have to be the rock in every situation for them and it's tearing me apart. I don't think I can do it anymore.

I try so hard not to think about everything that's going on, but it's only making it worse. I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like it's never going to get better.
earthtoalexis earthtoalexis
18-21, F
2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

I think I understand what you're talking about, I have the same difficulty. For me at least, it is easier to talk to people who have been through the same stuff and actually understand the situation. This type of thing can get better, and I'm sure having someone by your side would make it much easier to get through, everything is easier when you aren't alone, ya know?

thank you for the courage to post this.

depression, I have come to understand is an emotional low. It can be caused by negative thoughts, fatigue ( such as your insomnia ) and possibly not enough endorphins/serotonin produced by your body.

Have you ever spoken to your GP about whether an anit depressant might be helpful for you ?

be well.