i have been depressed for awhile now...about a year but nothing helps besidies drinking,drugs,or cutting and i cant do those any more...when i have fun times with friends then when i get home i makes me sadder than before...i could meet amy lee and would still end up bawling when i got home..any advice on how to get a little happier besides therapy and medicine?
Try to get involved in an activitiy or hobby, something that you'd feel would be fun. Hang out with friends, write in a journal, listen to music. These are just a few suggestions. I hope they help.
From what I can tell, you're definitely in a state of misery. To me, since I've gone through this, I realize you just get so depressed that you don't remember the times when you were happy. You could have been happy yesterday, but you just forget about it. It's tough, I know.
A year and many a tear ago, I could have hugged Sharon den Adel and I would still be miserable either way. I think it's because our emotions are short and with certain ones, such as happiness, it's hard to carry them on. When you have something like depression, though, your mind is set to the frequent feeling of unhappiness. I guess that at that point, it's easy to make yourself more and more depressed because you're more prone to it than someone without depression.
Whatever you think, do, or whatever--you're not the only one who feels this way. I'm sure you know this, but for anyone else who reads this and has a hard time, they ought to know it. Yup, that's about it for me.