Hi everyone, I'm Lini. I'm 25 years old from Australia. I've never posted on a forum like this before but am seeking a bit of help coming to terms with my diagnosis. I got diagnosed with Type 1 earlier this year and haven't been handling it very well. It was so unexpected. I live such a healthy and active lifestyle which led me to believe (with my misunderstanding of what actually causes type 1) that i would never have to deal with a health issue like this. Since that point i've been in a downward spiral. I just can't imagine how i'm going to find any happiness in my life living with type 1. I feel like i'm never going to be able to lead a normal life, have fun with my friends, go backpacking, go out partying etc. I wake up every morning thinking about how my life is over because of this and it's going to stop me from doing everything I want. I feel like my future's been taken away from me and that all the best parts of my life are now over. I've been speaking to my psychologist about these difficulties. But I also wanted to reach out on this forum to see if anyone has struggled with depression and type 1 and how they got through it. Are there any diabetics on here who went on anti-depressants after being diagnosed? I know maybe i'm sounding over-dramatic, but these are the things that are constantly going through my head since being diagnosed and it's been really hard to stop thinking like this.