New to this site

I am new to this site. I have suffered from depression on and off since I was 11 years old. I also am a natural introvert which is not unhealthy but combined with depression can lead to isolation and social anxiety.
Even on online sites it can be difficult for me to connect sometimes. I have tried so many treatments with mixed results that it becomes truly disheartening. I know I need to do something but I don't even know what anymore. 
I have a demanding job and outside of this I don't seem to have the energy to do anything a lot of the time. I know I need to work on this but so often I just feel tired. On a Saturday I can literally sleep the whole day if I don't push myself.

I also have difficulty reaching out so feel free to contact me.

I hope this site helps. I also may try journaling some people say supposedly that it helps. We'll see.

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deleted_user

welcome to daily strength, this place is wonderful to connect with others who suffer from the same things.. I also have a dificulty reaching out and I\'ve been suffering from depression and anxiety since i was a freshman in highschool which was sooooo long ago :).
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deleted_user

Hi and welcome.
You were depressed at 11? You got me beat by a year.
Music and exercise help me. That, and forcing myself to go out into the world and talk to real people.