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Currently going through one of life’s rough patches and realising the worst thing about it is the world around me keeps on spinning. I am feeling the worst I could possibly feel, I kinda resent everyone for continuing with their lives. Their routine of work, family, home etc I’m jealous and hate it. Is this normal?

Posted anonymously, 16th August 2021

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  • Normal to feel whatever it is you’re Feeling. Try and confide in someone you trust or talk to someone that can help you through, best of luck,

  • I am not sure what is “normal” but I know how you feel. I have been there before but with help from my GP and a good psychologist I have been able to see the joy in life again. You are not alone, but please see support.

  • In this age of social media, it is so hard to not compare yourself to everyone else. Last year, I decided that I needed to ‘unfollow’ a lot of people on Facebook, while still remaining Facebook friends. That way, their posts do not come up in my daily feed, but I can still look at their pages if I want to see what is happening in their lives. This stopped me feeling the pressure of comparison every time I go on Facebook. It was amazing how good this change was for my mental health, helping me remember that social media is not real life.

    Stay strong, sending positive thoughts your way.

  • I do hope you have been able to reach out for support. There are services that should be able to help either face to face, via telephone or via digital mediums.

  • Yes, I an understand what you are feeling. Speak with your GP who will be able to put you in touch with a support worker/group to discuss what you are going through.

  • Totally understand you as a lot of my life I had been battling with depression. To the world I’m a happy little Vegemite but inside I felt like I was dying. I didn’t feel like I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger nor did I want to be prescribed anti depressants which I thought would make me look like a crazy person even more.
    For me what worked was keeping a journal. I would write down all of the things that were making me feel this way and eventually it helped me to let go and accept that life isn’t always what you want it to be.
    Hoping this all passes for you soon.

  • I can relate to this, I avoid social media as everyone always posts what they want the world to see, it’s not a true indication of their lives.

    Talk to your GP about getting a mental health plan, sometimes its good to talk to. someone who is removed from the situation.

  • You’re not the only one. I find myself driving around, grocery shopping, watching TV and all I think is “you’ve got your normal life, a home, family, routine of a job” etc Totally irrational as I have no idea what their lives are really like. But my depressing life situation makes me see it that way. Hopefully it passes

  • You are not alone.its sometimes good to let go or to ask for professional help

  • The past years have been quite taxing for many people and seeking support can be helpful. A GP can be a good first stop for getting some support. A GP should be able to link/refer to other services and be able to answer your questions.

  • Yep. You have no idea how resentful I got of other people who weren’t miserable when I was having a crisis earlier this year.

  • Sorry you’re feeling this way. I think you’re certainly not alone. When you feel the worst ever, you may want to get some help. Maybe look into low costs or free mental health services. You are worth it ! xx

  • Yes I relate. After I experienced a pregnancy loss it felt almost disorienting that the world kept moving while I was stuck in my grief. Make sure you talk to somebody about how you feel, a counseller or psychologist if possible. Beyond blue have some fabulous resources for when you’re struggling too. And if it ever feels to much, make sure you contact lifeline.
    Hang in there, times are tough. You’re not alone no matter how alone you’re feeling xx

  • dont know about anyone else but i can def relate this is normal for me at times.
    I just keep telling myself to take one day or even a few hours at a time, and i write lists of what I have and want to achieve… also see a good psychologist.

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