Patients Behavioural disorders / Mental illness
Need a friend to talk about mental illness
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Im in a rough spot in my life. Ive been suicidal for sometime now, not happy, lonely, helpless, tired, unmotivated and so on. Im trying to get help, i really am, but its so hard. Im not real sure what to do. If someone feels the way I do, or wants to reach out and help, please feel free too. I need all the help i can get
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Maybe find a hobby, something you enjoy doing
I am in a wonderful relationship with my boyfriend of 5 months but for some reason I am still depressed and sometimes suicidal and really anxious even though he has helped me through a lot of my social anxiety. I don't know what to do because even when great things, like my families getting along and my boyfriend being in my life, happen in my life my mind still brings me down it never fails
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Charles D. Aissen
Hello, my name is Skylar I have learning disabilities: ADHD, OCD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Oral Expression Disorder, Severe Anxitey, and Depression. I feel sorry, anxious, depressed because I feel like people think I am annoying, crazy, weird, etc. It feels like nobody likes me or wants to be my friend. It feels like barely even anyone wants to be my friend. It feels like barely even anyone wants to text with me/hangout with me. It feels like I am invisible like some people dont even notice me. It makes me feel sad and lonely because it feels like nobody wants to be my friend.
@Skylarlovesdogs Hi Skylar, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling that way. Please know that you're not alone here on Carenity! I've moved your comment to this discussion dedicated to talking about mental illness.
Has anyone else felt isolated or lonely because of your mental illness? How do you cope with these feelings? Is there anything that helps you to feel less alone?
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Don't hesitate to share with us here, sharing with one another can really help us to know we're not alone!
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity US
I feel the same way. I only had one friend in the past. When I was manic we had a lot of fun togethor. When I was depressed she and I wouldn't talk. Now that I'm on medication and getting help and not having as many mood swings she really doesn' t want much to do with me. I feel all alone also. It sucks to have no friends. It sucks to go through this alone. I do have my husband, but all he says is "have you been taking your medication because your acting strange" I hate that. I feel so alone too. I understand how you feel. It's depressing.
@Wtfnow I can so relate to everything you’ve written! I have so been where you are and it is definitely not a fun place to be! Hopefully, my story will give you hope! I take Cymbalta but it wasn’t quite enough to do the trick, so my psych added Lamotragine also. I had been on Zoloft but overdosed after becoming extremely suicidal on New Year’s Day in 2014. I was in ICU for three days and a treatment program for two before I begged to go home. I was in a very dark place and had the same feelings you have. I went into cognitive behavioral therapy and was put on the aforementioned meds. That combination has worked well for me. I have been stable since my 2nd hospitalization in August 2014! I have not had anymore suicidal ideations nor severe depression. I am happy and well adjusted.
I have learned that depression makes things seem a lot worse than they really are. I have also learned not to make any life changing decisions while deeply depressed, and that I have a chemical imbalance through no fault of my own, plus it is also genetic. I also suffered trauma at the hands of my Dad (molestation), at age 11.. He was a good man who did a bad thing. I did get an apology from him about twelve years later which gave me some closure. Many sexual abuse victims never get that.
All three things had a role in my mental health declining. It took a little while to find the right meds and dosages for me, but we did. I have been stable for 8 years now. I learned coping mechanisms in therapy such as reading, keeping a journal, gardening, writing poetry, and photography. I highly recommend a good therapist. If you do not jive with your therapist, keep looking until you do find one you can connect with! I pray this helps you! Best wishes and God bless!
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I know that feeling all too well I'm sorry that you're going through that I will tell you this you just have to keep telling your brain over and over you're not going to kill yourself you're not going to kill yourself you're not going to kill yourself and cry I cry a lot and bang on the wall it lets all that hurt and anger out one piece of advice through all this don't lose your Independence they took mine away don't let that happen to you.
God bless you be safe pray hard
I know how you feel. It's been almost 4 years since my meds for depression and anxiety stopped working. I just take 1 day at a time and there are good days and bad days but there are never great days . It makes me question life a lot. Hope you will have an easier road.
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