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What's Wrong With Me?

Something is not right with me and I don't know what it is and I don't know how to fix it.
This thing makes me feel so extremely sad and angry a lot of the time for no reason. These feelings of sadness and anger cause me to withdraw from others or lash out at the people I care about.
I don't want to feel this way.
Sometimes I'm ok, and sometimes, for little or no reason, I'm not.

What's wrong with me?
Natie Natie 18-21, F 3 Responses May 30, 2012

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I'm so sorry for the feelings you're having right now. It's very difficult...especially when you can't really pinpoint why you're angry or sad. But, your feelings are very real, and I'm glad to see you're reaching out for help. Do you have a pastor or counselor you can talk to? I think it would be helpful for you to get some outside help/perspective on what you're feeling. If you'd like to speak w/ a counselor over the phone for free, my workplace (Focus on the Family) offers a free consultation. I've personally spoken with them for some issues I was dealing with and found them to be very helpful. If you'd like to give it a try, the number is 855-771-4357. Hang in there!!!

i've gone through this before and it is extremely hard

I've battled depression for 5 years. About a year after it kicked in, I was at the HS graduation for that year (it was the 5th of 7 I sat through) and the principal spoke about a classmate of theirs that had committed suicide about 2/3 weeks prior and went on to note the following: "Chris suffered from a mental illness. That illness, is depression." <br />
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Turns out the principal had experienced it himself and once he got it addressed, some of his better days emerged. His younger son was in 4th grade at the time and was to graduate from HS himself, later that evening. <br />
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Listening to that principal's speech, it hit me that I'm struggling with depression. I have numerous stories posted about different aspects of it that you may read/comment on.<br />
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It's a lengthy battle, but there is a reason I'm still ticking.