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Question Why Does She Think I Need Therapy??? - July 28th 2012, 04:09 AM

A good friend and I are extremely close, so we tell each other almost everything. Well, I told her about some of my problems and she got all concerned and pretty much said I should seek professional help - I was really taken back and almost offended. She goes to therapy and takes medication for depression and anxiety, so maybe that's why she suggested it? I'm not really sure.
(I mean, I have some problems but nothing extreme. I have bad anxiety mostly from social settings, and I'm very unhappy with my life and myself. I think she only suggested it because I told her about wanting to kill myself. I just can't fix anything in my life, I always let myself down and I just can't do it anymore. I'm thinking about dropping out of school, I let everyone down, can't get a job, don't have my license, I'll never get into college, I'm lazy and worthless. The world is better without people like me. I just want to smoke weed or drink all the time. I feel paranoid all the time, like people have personal vendetta's against me or like a stomach ache is really the beginning of me dying. Then I go and day dream about me being better than everyone else when I won't even work towards anything, I'm a horrible person. I always need gradification, motivation, admiration from other people to feel like I'm anything, I can't make my own decisions without consulting a ton of people first. I'm around people for two hours and I want to go home immediately, yet, when I'm alone I'm lonely.) - That's basically what I told her, but there are people with real problems and that's just me complaining.
Any advice? Do you agree with my friend? Anyone else feel this way?

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Re: Why Does She Think I Need Therapy??? - July 28th 2012, 11:07 AM

Well, I think she is just speaking out of concern for you because she cares and because, yes, that is how she has chosen to deal with those things.

Basically, you're the expert on yourself, so you are ultimately the judge as to whether you need professional help or not. It sounds like you might have a real problem if you are seriously considering suicide, and yes I would say you should consider professional help if that is the case. Some of the other things you mentioned are concerning like wanting alcohol/pot all the time as well. Those are symptoms of some serious disorders.

Just know that you're not worthless- not at all. You just need some compassion for yourself.



   
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