Support needed for the struggle Can you respond?

I have my life ahead of me but I don’t really feel like I can cope with adapting and making do for the rest of my life. I’m 21 old and have cerebral palsy. I struggle with depression a lot and although I admire some other disabled people for what they have achieved, I don’t really feel that I can do the same.

cerebral palsy1This picture and the one below illustrate aspects of cerebral palsy. They do not relate to the writer in this post

Nobody really understands my pain, I find it hard to watch everyone around me go to university, get a job, have relationships or go travelling and take everyday things for granted while I plod along. I’ve thought about ending it all but my family and friends would never understand and probably resent me for it but to me, but I sometimes feel that I have no other option because all I see in front of me is a life of misery and hardship. I hate it too much to live with it. I was just wondering if there was any advice anyone out there could give me? Have you ever felt a similar way? I’ve been on antidepressants on and off for about 6 years as well as going through counselling and visiting psychiatrists – I don’t mean to unload on anyone but I would like a perspective from someone who knows how it feels. It would help to know that I’m not alone.

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