I am an attractive 22-year-old young woman. I’ve graduated from college and landed my first job. I have some decent friends and a great family. However, I’m lonely and depressed. I can’t figure out why this is, but I am.
I have a great social life. I hang out with my group of guys and girls all the time. We even travel together for mini vacations. So I can’t figure out why I am slipping into this dark place. I’ve not shared this with anyone, because I know no one will take me seriously. I’ve even thought of taking pills and not getting up. What is wrong with me, Rosie? I can’t seem to shake this feeling.
I want to let you know that you aren’t alone, so please don’t beat yourself up. What you do need to do is quickly find a therapist that you will be comfortable with and open up to.
I think you are overwhelmed with all of the new changes in your life as a young adult. Maybe it is difficult for you to process all of these changes that are happening to you in such a quick succession. However, I by no means will pretend to fully grasp what is causing you so much anxiety and pain. However, I know that you can overcome this hurdle.
I am going to suggest that you look into seeing a professional counsellor or therapist to talk to about your fears and anxieties. Many of us go through many different kind of fears. Some of us do so silently and others are more vocal in terms of their struggles.
No matter what it is, you should never feel that you aren’t worthy or try to hide your pain. Talking to someone who you can trust and can help you will make a ton of difference in your peace of mind.
I wish you all the best and please know that you can come through this challenge with new insights, tools to handle your day to day challenges and gaining a more positive outlook.
Send questions to Rosie at: [email protected] or PO Box 152, Kingstown,St Vincent & the Grenadines