Most Helpful Girl
You need a therapist, and possibly anti-depressants and/or other types of chemicals. Everyone goes through depression from time to time; some have it more severe and it lingers. You don't have to feel like this but you do have to get off your rump and go talk to a professional about it. If you don't have insurance or money for that, see if you can find a local university that offers a "sliding scale fee" - you pay what you can based on what you have. But don't sit on your ass and expect it to just resolve itself. And just remember, there are people all over the world dying of hunger. You're a hot-bodied male able to do all kinds of stuff, including EAT. So go eat some therapy, boy and get BETTER!!!0
Most Helpful Guy
I believe a good recipe for feeling better is a combination of non destructive distractions and moments of introspection.
All thoughts and feelings can be so overwhelming that we become numb or have a total meltdown. That is why the distractions are needed to make it possible to "breathe" a little.
Working out at the gym can be an excellent and healthy distraction. It takes a strong body to carry a heavy soul, as I used to say.
For a brief moment after every "distraction" (working out, watching a movie, etc) there can be a moment of clarity where emotions aren't as overwhelming. This is the moment where you slowly try to develop a game plan to get back on track.
Don't think to far ahead. We can't predict the future anyway. Think in matter of weeks and months, not years. Because when we are in a negative place we tend to think that this will continue for years and years unchanged and this will further the depression.
Try to take at least one small step in a positive direction every day. No matter how small that step is, it will make a difference.0