Recently I have been feeling down and I cannot figure out why. I used to be always laughing and smiling, but now days I feel nothing but sadness. Nothing in my life has negatively happened, but I cannot seem to get out of this funk. I do not think I am stressed but I feel like nothing is going right.
Dear Losing Yourself,
Oh no! I want you to be back to yourself too! Thank you for writing in. Sometimes when midterms are over, final projects are given out and you start thinking about next semester, things get a little out of control. Most students’ start getting stressed about project deadlines, grades and even relationships are affected. Students also begin early stages of depression, but do not worry; hopefully that is not your case. Have you tried talking to anyone about it? When you talk to someone you trust it helps get it off your chest. Once you start talking about things, you feel better. Maybe take sometime to yourself and reflect on your life. This way, you can figure out what the negativity in your life is and remove it so you can go back to your happy go lucky self! You must figure out the root problem before you can try and fix it. If nothing seems to be working, head down to the lovely ladies in Counseling and Psychological services in first floor Founders right by Cavs Corner. The counselors seem to know their stuff and are always willing to help students get back on track. I know admitting to depression or any type of sadness is hard, but it is the first step to getting better, and I most certainly want you to get better. I hope this helps!