3 years along this path...
For three straight years, I have dealt with horrible thoughts, and even more heartache.
It all started when my ex-girlfriend and I split after a while of being engaged. Shortly after my elderly father had heart surgery, after having a horrifying ordeal in my car while driving to a golf outing.
I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a few months later, as I could no longer deal with stressful situations that earlier would be nothing more than a brush off of my shoulders. I have taken a few medications, one of which had a negative side effect, which caused me to try and commit suicide. Lately I have been more down than usual.
I'm not looking for pity. I know many people have far worse problems than me. But I receive no sympathy from my family or my friends. And I have come here looking for help.
I used to be the type of person to be the "rock" of the group. Never showing emotion or breaking down. Suddenly I can't seem to stop crying or put myself back on the right path. Has anyone else ever had this problem? I just don't know what I should do anymore. If anyone has any advice, I would love to hear/read your words.
Thank you from a 23 year old, just waiting for a bit of comfort in a world that seems so distant.