Hi Hanna, no worries at all, I've been busy myself lately, had a Doctors appointment today so I understand. I hope things are OK for you.
I live here with my parents, sorry for not clarifying that, and I don't have any siblings. We moved up here because we wanted a more peaceful town mostly, and yes it is peaceful here. I was about the same before we moved, but I do seem more depressed here, my K10 score has even gone up and I started medication last year in August, and have tried a few so far. But in saying that, I guess that's a good thing because in a way it's being taken care of I guess you could say. I'm unsure about moving back or moving somewhere else, it's quite difficult but my parents and I have looked into it a lot.
I did see that forum thread for people under 25 and I'll have a look at that later on tonight or when I have the chance, thanks for that. Thanks for your responses, it means a lot and I do appreciate them a lot, believe me. thanks for saying i'm welcome here also.
My GP and Psychiatrist have given me ideas yes, and I've tried all of those, well all except buying and reading a book called Beating The Blues that my psychiatrist recommended but I'll get onto that, I'm just not a big reader, have to be in the mood. But it could be beneficial so I'll give it a go sometime. Never read a self help book before.
I'm also doing a free Mindspot course which isn't really helping, but that's just my opinion and yes Mindspot, my parents, GP and Psychiatrist know all of this and everything else, especially my parents and Psychiatrist who I'm most comfortable with, and I'm glad I found my Psychiatrist, I'm so thankful.
As for volunteering, I did do that in high school at aged care and enjoyed it. However, I've asked everywhere and I mean everywhere here (furniture stores, op shops, aged care, hospitals, everything) if I can volunteer and they always say no, I'm not sure why, same with jobs and studying (plus studying is SO expensive but I've looked into it trust me), which is hurtful. So I've tried everything and I feel hurt, discriminated against and out of options but I'm doing my best with everything as much as I can, believe me.
Thanks for your suggestions though. I'm not really sure about moving, it's a hard decision. Thanks, I hope you can find some support and friends here too, and I hope I find some myself. It seems good so far and I hope it stays that way. No worries you couldn't reply straight away.
Thanks again, please take care.