Hello, im having a very difficult time in my life right now. im almost 19 just to let you know. i was just wanting some options on how to deal with my situation in life right now. for starters, im pretty overweight im 5ft 10" and 326lbs. im diagnosed with depression and social anxiety. my mother and father split up when i was 14 and since then whats left of our family is in a pretty poor state financially. our diet pretty much consists of cokes, chips and reheatable foods. im unemployed at the moment, due in most part to my depression and social anxiety. i can make the decision to know i need to work and want to but there really arent many jobs here in this small town. the ones that are available are busy places that all require you to utilize all of the positions they have there. naturally im scared to death to interact with people i dont know and sometimes people i do know. when im interacting with a stranger i get really nervous and shaky and sweaty and i do these nervous habits like raking my hand through my hair and i lose my thoughts and stutter. i cant deal with it. im taking zoloft 50mg but it just isnt doing anything for me. im still just as unmotivated and afraid and depressed as i was before. my father wants me to head to college in a few weeks because i have some low income assistance with it and i feel so unmotivated to set my classes up. and to top everything off i still only have my learners permit to drive so anything not local is out of the question. i already know what im going into and where im going. but just like the work thing i lack the motivation. i have extremely low self esteem and rarely believe i can do anything without messing up. i suppose the question im wanting to ask is: how do i do it? how do i do what all of my friends have already begun to do? they all have their licences and jobs they love and have plans to set up schooling and here i am just wanting to lay in bed all day and not move. how to i become motivated enough to not just want better for myself, but how DO i get motivated? in my circumstance how do i make my life get on track? im open to a lot of suggestions and i have medicaid so any drug recommendation is welcome. thankyou for your time and consideration.View Thread
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