| ||Ask HN: How do you fight depression?|
21 points by depression100 on Sept 13, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 27 comments |
|Created an account just to post this, for obvious reasons. Feel free to downvote if it is not appropriate.|
How to fight depression? I am in my thirties - stuck in a boring job, stuck in work visa, hardly know anyone in the city I live (extremely shy and awkward, to add to other problems). Most of the time I don't know what I am doing, or why I am even alive. Not a day goes by without thoughts of suicide, even though I understand it is wrong (I know millions of people are in much worse situation than me, so every suicide thought also brings thoughts of guilt - "if people with much bigger problems can live, why can't you?" type of guilt thoughts). Some days I go from total happiness (for no reason) to total depression in a matter of seconds and just stay there for hours or days. Not asking for sympathy or pity - just genuinely interested in turning my life around.
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