Re: Mental Health Problem...Need advice
Hi Matt, I am literally exactly the same, and as much as ppl wanna tell you that it's the drugs and alcohol, I don't believe it's the cause of all of your problems. A lot of times people look to drugs and alcohol when they are depressed because the state of euphoria that it brings is the closest way one can feel happiness when the rest of life is stressful. If you are able to correct the mental issue, I believe the need to seek out drugs and alcohol will become more of a social habit until you grow out of it and get serious.
Are you currently doing anything with your life, or are you still living at home with your parents? Trying to work things out, dealing with the same old stress day in and day out, with no real goals in the future is very tough and often leads to too much comfortability and disables the body's mean of growth. I find that positive thinking and planning ahead is the first step into ascending from rock bottom.
If you are getting constant mood swings, as long as it's not withdrawal, I highly suggest you seek medical assistance. If you are constantly feeling depressed and it's all you can think about and it's dominating and really ruining your life... causing breakups in your relationship because you have trouble understanding the situations brought upon with your girl... feeling like you try so hard to make her happy, but she never seems happy and you feel guilty, like it's all your fault... these are all common situations and symptoms leading to some type of depression. You should be concerned and pay attention to your mental health as much as possible to help diagnose and run with it.