I have been a member of this community for roughly 2 years. I rarely post and usually just browse the forums and read posts. However, I have reached my breaking point personally and would like some advice from the community. Currently, I am 21. I have been struggling with severe depression since I was 18. I tried to kill myself when I was 20, Obviously I didn't succeed. While I dont think I will try it again because honestly it scared the shit out of me. However I come to the community for advice from those who know someone who has severe depression (Or suffer themselves). How did you gain confidence in yourself. For some additional information. I guess my issue is mostly that I have "fallen into the abyss" of believing I have nothing to offer anyone and that I am generally worthless. The "trigger event" you could say for my current situation was a girl at my university asking me out on a date. It made me think of my own faults and in my head I had begun to think of all the ways it could go wrong. I know this may be considered lame or whiny by some but I would like some advice. Also before anyone says it. I am not a 21 year old fat virgin or anything. Im just a guy with serious mental health issues who needs help.
Basically. How do you motivate yourself to realize you have something to offer people and to get out of the negative mind set that no one could ever love you and you would die alone. Any advice would be deeply appreciated