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not suicidal but I feel like there's little hope for me

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I don't want to sound like a total pessimist but I feel like there's little hope for me to ever improve my mood. I'm really sad and depressed. Been this way for 6 years now. I don't have a very good family life and my grades are dropping. I think I need some help but counseling and over 24 medicines didn't help. I feel like crap and my dad and I aren't getting along well lately. I'm having a tough go with everything these days and also the weather here has been miserable for like 9 days straight. I feel awful and want to feel better but I don't know how. I have been to two psychiatric wards in the past but I really don't feel like going to a 3rd one. I'm NOT suicidical, I just don't get why life has to be so unfulfilling for me and so many others. My great aunt is in the hospital dying and my other two grandparents are in chronic pain. My grandmother is in extreme distress and worry but I'm also trying to live my life normally and it's really hard to even go on anymore.

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replied October 14th, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. These are phases of adolescence and need some antidepressants, psychotherapy sessions , recreational and vocational rehab and consult to a good psychiatrist. Your perspective of looking at life needs to be modified. Take all these things as challenge and try to survive these hardships is the goal. Every person has these problems, what makes you successful is how you fight them.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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