Hey everyone, I'm a young male in my 20s who has been using PMO as a coping mechanism (or more of an escape) for anxiety and depression ever since my teenage years. It has been really bad at some stages (I'm talking masturbating 3-6 times a day pretty much every day of the week), pretty bad at other stages (once a day) and really good at times (no PMO for over a few months). My sex life is satisfying, I have an okay job, I just got into uni for my dream degree and everything's fine as far as the external factors go. However, the depression and the anxiety have came back big time ever since I've stopped taking my antidepressants. I've stopped as I've simply ran out of them and I don't have the necessary funds to go see my psychiatrst and get my prescription. Ever since then, I've been feeling lonely, unwanted (even by my closest friends) and I've pretty much shut myself off from the world. I'm trying to work on my music and art, but I just get frustrated. I try to talk to my friends, but I feel like I'm being so negative they don't even want to speak to me. I'm slowly falling into a downward spiral and I'm becoming more and more attracted to PMO, just to get that moment of joy. I've been on a 12 day streak now and I know it would really suck to break that, but I feel like at one point the streak won't even matter. Thank you for the opportunity to get this off my chest.