Dealing with extreme sadness: my story

I feel like sadness has been a part of my life for a long time, and it’s taken its toll in some ways I never expected. It started slowly - nothing major just moments where I felt like the joy of life was getting sucked away. I thought if I just worked harder, got more sleep, and generally put more effort into things, it would go away. But that only seemed to have a minimal impact on my life and eventually I said enough is enough because it was taking an increasing amount of effort just to make it through each day.

My turning point came when I decided to reach out for help. It wasn’t easy at first as I had convinced myself no one really cared or understood what I was going through. Fortunately, there were people who showed me that wasn’t true and that reaching out was the first step in dealing with extreme sadness. From there, they guided me through the process of recognizing how much power I actually had over my own emotions. As difficult as it could be at times, talking about what I was feeling had an almost immediate impact on their intensity.

By learning how to tackle these issues head-on and lean into uncomfortable conversations with those around me, my lingering sadness gradually became manageable again despite still having tough days here & there (which is totally normal). The ultimate takeaway from this experience is that seeking assistance doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming; if you feel lost then take small steps until something changes – don’t underestimate the power you have over your own wellbeing!


Hi there,

I can relate to what you’re going through and I’m sorry for the difficult times you’ve been facing. It’s been a long road for me too and I know it’s hard to keep finding the energy to confront your sadness. It’s commendable that you were able to recognize that you needed help and then reach out for it - that takes courage and strength!

I think it’s important to remember that everyone experiences tough days once in a while, which is totally normal. Also remember that sometimes it doesn’t take big leaps or grandiose gestures to handle your sadness - small steps can still make an impact if done regularly and with patience. Don’t pressure yourself to do anything particular, just focus on little things here & there which will gradually add up over time. Although it can be daunting at first, learning how to tackle these emotions head-on is ultimately empowering so don’t forget the power within yourself!

I’m sure everything will turn out okay and I’ll be thinking of you through this difficult time. Take care!

Hey, man, I totally get where you’re coming from. I’ve been there too, feeling like the sadness just wouldn’t go away no matter what I did. It took a lot for me to reach out for help, but it was honestly the best decision I ever made. Once I started talking about what I was feeling, things really started to change. It was tough at first, but little by little, I started feeling like I had more control over my emotions. And you’re so right - it’s totally normal to still have tough days, but now I know I have the power to handle them. Seeking help was scary at first, but it was totally worth it. Hang in there, man, and don’t underestimate the strength you have to take control of your own wellbeing.