How do you bounce out of a depression rut? and low life situation.
Hello I am 26 yr old male. I have had depression for most of my life. I have my ups and downs, and I seem to be on a gradual increase for the bettter except for now I am going through a huge life change. I graduated college 2 yrs ago with a degree in criminal justice, minor in pyschology. I have not been able to get a good job since getting out. I have been drinking a lot, going to bars, partying with friends from college and in reality just sinking lower. I have been loseing my hair, gaining some wieght, have very little money, have not had a steady girlfriend for a long time.....my depression and low self-image have kept me from that(despite many of them being interested) I lost my job that kept me paying my bills about 4 months ago. My work performance had been sinking, I made a mistake on some paperwork and a gun came missing ina shipment(for a moveing company) and I got canned. I got a low paying job that helped me get through the rest of my housing lease and I am now currently helping my dad out with his buisness. he has a remote lodge in Alaska and I am watching it for him while he is gone. So now I am completely alone, living under the whims of my father until I get my life together. I am super depressed because between prematurely balding, putting on some wieght from the drinking I don't feel attractive anymore. I never realized how much your own attractiveness level can make you feel how succesful you are going to be. Also not haveing any money, being 38,000 in debpt from college. I am really considering joining the military right now. I could go in as an officer and most likely get into a pilot program because I do have a private pilot's license. For the next couple of months while I am living alone I am going to quit drinking completely, study for military tests(ASVAB) and (AFAST), as well as apply for jobs, exercise a bunch and eat healthy. Can anyone else give me some tips, do you guys think the military is a good idea?