NYstate wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I feel so empty and hopeless about my future. How to overcome such crushing depression and ennui? Honestly, consideration for my family is the only thing that's preventing me from contemplating suicide. Despite what a loser I am, they love me and would be devastated if I made such a desperate move.
Mods, sticky this sh*t. "The Vale of Tears" thread should be required reading for every 0L.
Don't judge yourself or your worth by your job. I know law is all about this, but it just isn't true. You aren't a loser because you don't have a job.
Every time I read a post like this I feel very sad. It makes me hate law, seriously hate law and the whole prestige and status factory and the over enrollment of law schools.
I can only confirm that your family will be devastated and may never recover. I had a close family member commit suicide and we've never been the same. Christmas and her birthday are terrible. We will never forgive ourselves. It is just such a waste.
Try to get counseling if you can. Tell people how you feel; don't keep it inside. I'm not a trained therapist so I don't want to throw out glib statements, but hang in there. Don't give up on yourself and your life.
Yo anon, I went to counseling and it really helped. I urge you to go. Your state should have some form of lawyers' assistance hotline
You usually won't have to disclose the mere fact that you went to counseling, so I wouldn't worry ab that
Please don't hurt yourself. I know I don't know you, but please PM if you need anything