Have past failures made you doubt your self-worth? Are you struggling to make it through each day? And do persistent feelings of emptiness plague your life?
Perhaps you feel numb inside–as if you are a zombie in your own life. Alternatively, you may feel emotions so strongly that you feel bitter and so emotionally distraught that you can’t seem to stop yourself from crying all the time.
If you have been dealing with a chronic illness or long-term physical ailments, you might be feeling hopeless with no end in sight. The despair and uncertainty of what each day will bring is likely negatively affecting your mood.
Not wanting to feel like a burden to family and friends, you might be withdrawing from them. And as you isolate yourself further away from your support systems, you can’t help but feel even more lonely. You know you don’t want to be alone, but forcing yourself to contribute to the relationships in your life seems like too much of a chore.
With everything going on in your life, you could be turning to alcohol or pills to ease the darkness you feel. Or perhaps you’re turning to food and binge-eating to make yourself feel temporarily better. Maybe you aren’t eating at all.
No matter what you try, nothing eases your pain. You may try to nap as often as you can, hoping that when you wake up you’ll feel refreshed. Or perhaps all you want is to sleep, but insomnia keeps you awake. The world may be weighing heavily on you, but that doesn’t mean that there is no hope. If you are unsure of how to deal with depression, treatment can help you find meaning in your life.