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02 Mar 2004

wanting to give up
Hi Doc

At the moment I don't know what the point of life is....
I'm actually a mess inside my head... I get so irratated with myself and where I am in my life.
I'm 25 and I feel like everything is such an pathetic effort. I cannot take this "planned" methodical life anymore. I havn't even decided what I want to do with my life, where I want to go. I don't have a career because I don't feel like I could cope with one or being part of the system. I hate being part of the system. I've felt like this before and I nearly killed myself. The only thing that stopped me before it was too late was the love for my family... and thinking about it, my mother was never one to encourage all she did was remind me of the things I can't do..... I've tried picking myself up and going for it, but I just fail anyway.... what now.
Now I can feel this black cloud starting to close over my mind again and this time I don't know if I can clear them away.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear Driftwood,
It's hard when parents mistakenly remind us of all we can't do ( and which of us doesn't have many things we're not especially good at ) rather than reminding us of all the things we CAN do. Romantic Coach is right.
You need to see a shrink for a proper assessment of your state --- if there is a Depression, then it needs to be properly treated to rid you of the black clouds. And seeing a counsellor could help you not only to deal well with the negative thoughts you've got stuck in, but also to work on some vocational counselling, maybe even with some ehlpful testing, to clarify for you the many things you ARE good at, and your interests, so as to plan the sort of career that would suit you best.
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