Depression, Anxiety, Masturbation, Alcoholism, and Sin?


#1

Hi folks, I want your input on something:

My girlfriend dumped 2 months ago for another guy (not to be a jerk, but he is no good). Since then I’ve fondled/ made out with 2 girls. Since those encounters, I’ve went to confession (a week ago actually).

Last Friday I was feeling really depressed (crying, hating life, the whole bit). The girl who I so dearly loved left me…and for no good reason. I learned she had a shady past, but I still miss her (and I still care about her).

That same day was the first day I was free from mortal sin (the day before I went to confession). But as a result of my depression and anxiety about my situation, I daydreamed about having a booze fest at my house and doing more than just kissing with random girls (I’m 20 and single of course). Later that nite I had “impure actions” with myself and then I felt dirty. And all the thoughts of getting drunk (never have been though) and doing more than kissing with the opposite sex left me.

Like I said, after it was all done, I felt remorse. Due to my anxiety/ depression problems, would I have mortal sin on my soul? I have clinical anxiety/ panic attack, but my depression is not clinical though—but im afraid i may be clinically depressed too though.


#2

Why risk it? Go to confession and clear your conscience. Just make sure you have a firm commitment to sin no more, and to really avoid whatever leads you to sin. Being a young male, I can attest to the struggles with chastity (even in a happily married house).

I would suggest that you attempt to spend more time in prayer. Maybe go to adoration at least once a week. And go to confession regularly.


#3

Start saying the rosary everyday for strength.

You need it. . You have to get yourself straightened out . All I can say is start praying as much as possible and read the Bible everyday…


#4

This isn’t an apologetics topic is it? This is more for the “Help me, I’m 20 years old” forum. :smiley:

Phil P


#5

yeah it should be moved, for sure. it’s a little more than candid and PG-13 too! :rolleyes:


#6

Ok, where did my post go? To sumerize: get help for the depression, go to confession, pray, and know that some of us can relate if you need to talk.


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