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I hate myself and I find myself crying frequently lately. Guess that means I'm pretty depressed. What can I do about it?
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As much as I understand that just talking about things randomly might take the edge off a little: You need the help of a professional person in this matter, so you can eventually change what needs to be changed. Nothing else will work long term, and simply taking pills won't remedy the cause of these problems you're faced with, because they only aim at symptoms as opposed to the core/cause of the problem.
The purpose of life, by the way, is not something that you "get" somehow, it's something you have to "create" for yourself, which is probably nigh impossible to do as long as you're in the firm grasp of your depression. The simple answer to the question what the purpose of life is, in my opinion, is to make the life you have as enjoyable as possible for yourself.
So, be smart enough to find yourself some real help, because friends/family/forum members can only do so much, and not asking for help when you clearly need it is the wrong thing to do. I know this might come across harsh, but: Complaining in and of itself has never solved any problems. Do something about it.
Just like Nine Inch Heels, I also think that the purpose of life is just to be as happy as possible. I used to feel the way you're right now for a few years, but not anymore, and you know why? Because I really love playing video games now!
It may sound silly, and it probably is, but who cares? It's been enough to keep my happiness up, and that's the important part. Try to find something you love, no matter how little or insignificant it may seem at first glance.
@Octavarium First off, let me say you have nothing to be ashamed of. depression causes everything you describe and more. theres nothing wrong with you, but you do need to try to get in to see a psychologist. They aren't just about talking about your feelings, they will help you try to understand why you have the feelings, and ways you can alieviate them.
Also, I strongly recommend you go back to your doctor and tell him your anti depressants aren't working. Peoples bodies build up immunities to drugs, some quicker than others, I have personally gone through about 15 different anti depressants until I found the one that suits me just fine. Tell him whats going on, and with any luck he'll start lowering your dosage of your current ones while adding a new anti depressant for you to try.
Don't give up, Life is worth living, you just need to be willing to find the reason.