I can’t get out of bed in the morning. I don’t want to go to work. I snap at everyone over small things. I’m tired and I don’t know what to do. I just want to be happy but it seems impossible at this point. I don’t feel loved at all. How can I get better?
What if I don’t know if I have a mental illness or not? My family & friends speculate I do. I guess my quality of life is good enough to where I don’t want to find out if I do or don’t.
In this situation, I would talk it out with the family and friends who speculate you have a mental illness and ask them why they think you do. What symptoms are they seeing? Sometimes we don't realize our own behaviors because in our heads this is just how we are and it's normal to us. Do you feel like anything is affecting your life negatively to the point it's messing with how you function at work, at home, at school, etc? Do you feel you have any consistent symptoms? You don't always have to put a label on things if you don't want to. But if you think it's a possibility that it could affect you negatively, if it's not already talk to a doctor and if they think you need it, they'll refer you to a psychologist/psychiatrist. You don't have to make any commitments yet. Just explore your options and try to learn more about yourself.
There are a lot of different methods you can try to alleviate your depression. These are just some ways that are easily accessible to help yourself get better. Always give yourself credit for any progress you make and keep trying your best!
Life is such a blast! But at times I get really depressed. I always try my best but it goes unnoticed. Especially with my S/O. What can I do to prove myself and also not lose myself?
Dealing with depression is difficult and I'm glad that you're always trying your best! Keep trying to be the best version of yourself that you can be. If you feel that you are really trying your best and it goes unnoticed, then maybe the people who don't notice your progress aren't really as sympathetic/empathetic as you would like them to be. So you have to make a decision. Can you really go on trying to constantly prove yourself to them when it generally doesn't matter to them? Or do you just be yourself and make progress the best way you can and maybe distance yourself from these people and only focus on the ones who really care.
When it comes to your significant other, it is important to not lose yourself over them. At the end of the day, the person who has your back the most and knows you the best is yourself so always put yourself first. What's best for you to ensure the most success. A significant other should always be mindful of their partner's issues. A relationship should include being caring and beneficial to each other on an emotional/ mental level. If your partner can't be there for you and if they can't be encouraging when you feel you've been doing better, then that partner may not be what's best for you.
*Always remind yourself there are people who are willing to ensure your depression isn't faced alone. Be around more of those people.*