Hi guys, I've never tried anything like this before but I wondered if maybe a community like this would be more helpful than my current plan of action (talking with my non-depressed loved ones who don't understand/occasionally don't seem to care).
I have been EXTREMELY depressed lately. So much so that I called a suicide hotline this morning. I'm currently in a student teaching program and am trying to job hunt, so I have been under quite a bit of stress. A midst all the school work I had to do, I went to a job fair yesterday. I carry myself fairly confident in person and felt okay about these interviews - until people began being hired on the spot. I was not one of them, and one of my best friends was (who is also an aforementioned loved one who doesn't seem to "get" mental health issues). She was upset that I did no acknowledge her success, but her receiving a job when I received only bad news made me feel unqualified and awful. Her telling me about how she was upset just sent me into a whirlpool of guilt. I truly believe I am an awful person.
Am I being selfish here? What can I possibly do to keep all of my emotions straight and keep up with everything I have to do?
Things are, of course, much more complicated than simply this situation with my friend. I am just absolutely depressed right now and feel like I have nowhere else to go.View Thread
I understand the feeling, but rather than putting emphasis on weight loss you should try considering changing the way you think about your body the way it is. I did lose weight at one point and was still just depressed as I had always been View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.