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I Hate Life; Any Advice?

13 July, 2024
Q I don't know what to do, I'm just tired, nothing I do seems to work out. I'm stuck in a cycle of dead-end jobs that I can't escape. I've been at the current one for over a year, and every day I go to work I hate life more and more. I view my situation as something between a punishment and prison. Most days when I go to sleep, I hope and pray not to wake up in the morning so I won't have to deal with this life anymore.

People have told me to work backwards to get a better job, think of an end goal and see what you need to start on the path, but it’s almost impossible to think of the future when you struggle to get by day to day. I've been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and PTSD. I already take medication, and it does help, but I still feel down most days.


You are under treatment for anxiety and depression, yet you still feel stuck in a dead-end cycle.

If you do not notice improvement, speak to your therapist and let him know how you feel. You may need different medications or another therapeutic approach.

Once you are out of depression and feel more ambitious, you will be able to decide about your current job.

Exploring your feelings towards your career choice can further help. It is never too late to switch and learn something that interests you. Take a course and get further education in the field you really enjoy.

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About Aisha Mohammad
Aisha has a PhD in psychology, an MS in public health and a PsyD. Aisha worked as a Counselor/Psychologist for 12 years at Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center in New York. She has worked with clients with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, trauma, and OCD. She also facilitated support groups and provided specialized services for victims of domestic violence, HIV positive individuals, as well youth/teen issues. Aisha is certified in Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, Behavioral Management, Restorative Justice/ Healing Circles, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Confidentiality & Security. Aisha is also a Certified Life Coach, and Relationship Workshop facilitator. Aisha has a part-time Life Coaching practice in which she integrates the educational concepts of stress reduction, mindfulness, introspection, empowerment, self love and acceptance and spirituality to create a holistic healing journey for clients. Aisha is also a part of several organizations that advocates for prisoner rights/reentry, social & food justice, as well as advocating for an end to oppression & racism. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys her family, photography, nature, martial arts classes, Islamic studies, volunteering/charity work, as well as working on her book and spoken word projects.