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Severely Depressed

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I’ve been depressed for a really long time and its at the point where I can barely leave my room or even the house. I’ve asked my family for help, friends but they either ignore or brush me off to the side. I can clearly say I feel unloved and unwanted. I personally think that feeling is partly what makes me feel like I’m in love with my best friend. She tries to help me but doesn’t know how to. I have a lot of issues I need to work through but those are the two biggest problems I have now. What’s something I can do to just focus long enough to get more help when I can barely even leave my room?

Severely Depressed

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I appreciate the struggle and thank you for writing. I would begin by looking into some of the forums on Psych Central. They will allow you to make connections and feel a bit of the community. Here’s a link to them. All you need is access to the Internet, and don’t have to leave your house.

On the forums you can ask how other people have found ways to cope. I would highly encourage you to find a way to see a professional sooner rather than later so that you can feel some relief soon.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Severely Depressed

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Severely Depressed. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 24, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2014/02/28/severely-depressed/
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