You might have depression. The best way to know with certainty is to be evaluated by a mental health professional. An evaluation can determine a diagnosis and the best course of treatment.
Many people with depression feel the way you do. They don’t have the energy or the happiness they once had. They don’t want to die, but they don’t want to live either. Life can feel like a chore, each day more of a struggle than the last. And just like you, the cause of their increasing unhappiness is not evident to them. Nor is the solution.
That’s why consulting a therapist is of paramount importance. Therapy can correct whatever is wrong so that it is no longer disrupting your life. With the assistance of a competent therapist and a dedication to treatment, you should expect a positive outcome.
Therapy is an effective treatment for most mental health problems, but many people also benefit from medication. You can discuss these options with a mental health professional, should you decide to consult one. I hope that you will. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle