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[FONT=""][COLOR=""][SIZE=""][FONT=""][COLOR=""][SIZE=""]I just feel off and on down lately not sure if itís depression because I usually just have anxiety but my biggest feeling is that nobody cares about me and that is the worst feeling ever not sure If this all ties into my anxiety or if it is new but itís all pretty much made me sleep even more and my health condition of diabetes worse. Any suggestions.[/size][/color][/font][/size][/color][/font]
   
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[FONT=""][COLOR=""][SIZE=""][FONT=""][COLOR=""][SIZE=""]I just feel off and on down lately not sure if itís depression because I usually just have anxiety but my biggest feeling is that nobody cares about me and that is the worst feeling ever not sure If this all ties into my anxiety or if it is new but itís all pretty much made me sleep even more and my health condition of diabetes worse. Any suggestions.[/size][/color][/font][/size][/color][/font]
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Re: Down - May 8th 2020, 12:30 AM

Hey there, and welcome to TeenHelp! We can't diagnose you (only a licensed medical professional can do that), but sleeping more could potentially be a sign of depression. I am sorry you are struggling with depression and anxiety. I have both, too, and it's no fun. It definitely can make you feel very lonely.

However, it's highly unlikely that absolutely no one in the world cares for you. I don't know how old you are or what your situation is, but almost everyone has at least one person who cares about them. There may even be more people than you know. Unfortunately we are in a culture that doesn't value expressing feelings so it's sometimes hard to feel that people love us, but they do.

My suspicion is that this is your anxiety manifesting in a new way. I've met other people for whom the feeling no one cares about them is sort of an insidious, intrusive thought, and it's due to anxiety. If you can, I would fact check with your loved ones. Let them know you're having a hard time and see if they can offer you some reassurance. You can also make new friends by starting new activities, clubs, etc. There's websites that are dedicated to connecting people. It's pretty cool.

Again, I am sorry you are struggling, and I hope you find you can connect with others. I also suggest talking to your doctor, especially if your current mood is affecting your physical illness (Diabetes).

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Re: Down - May 8th 2020, 09:23 AM

Hello there!

Thank you for reaching out! It is indeed a tough time, and the pandemic is not making anything better. It's good that you are acknowledging how you are feeling - this is a good sign as we can see how we can cope with it.

Depression and anxiety are debilitating, but I want to assure you that people definitely care for you. We humans are social creatures and have thrived because of our ability to interact with one-another and forge relationships with one-another. There are definitely people out there whom you have spoken to, interacted with, made good memories with - you might not realise it, but you have made a mark on other people's lives in your own way. And these people definitely value you. Unfortunately, given the pandemic, everyone seems to be down and so there is reduced day-to-day interactions, making us all feel distant from one another. So, to lift your spirits, perhaps you might do something to revive some human touch? Call an old friend you haven't thought of for a while. Or if you live with your parents, find something you'd like to do together (e.g. playing an indoor game). In fact, you can feel free to have an upbeat chat with any of us Staff members here at TeenHelp, or start a fun thread if you'd like Positive interactions go a long way in reaffirming that we are valued by other people.

Also, you might want to do something that makes you happy. It could be painting, writing, cooking - something to release all of those pent up emotions and thoughts. Think of it as a way of channelising your anxiety into something else.

Finally, remember that we are our best companion. Try exploring some methods of self-care (there are many fun ones out there, I'm attaching some links below) - these will definitely go a long way diffusing the feeling that we are not loved by others and in motivating us. As for your diabetes, perhaps you might want to find a routine - I'm not sure how you were managing it previously, but let's say you were taking medications or insulin jabs, you might want to work out a schedule to keep up with those. Following a schedule at a time like this could make you feel productive and diligent and give you a boost!

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https://www.developgoodhabits.com/self-care-ideas/

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