Need someone to talk to/Listen to others

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Hello Carenity Members,

I have seen in the depression forums that there are many posts about people needing someone to talk to/listen to and feeling of overwhelmed with life or facing depression for various reason

I have created this discussion group and PINNED it so that it will remain at the top for people to do several things:

1) Those needing someone to talk to, can briefly state what they are struggling with - their situation - and that they would like to talk with someone.

2) Those who would like to listen/talk to someone else, can then private message that user directly and begin a conversation.

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3) Those who have either overcome their depression to an extent or just really want to help and listen can also comment and say just that - basically offering themselves to be contacted.

I hope this helps open the communication and organize the forum as well. I think peer support is essential, especialy when in our own lives, perhaps we feel blocked out.

As always, there is the general forum for any and all other discussions. 

If situation is very bad, please know your life is important and reach out to a medical professional or call Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

Thank you,

Lee__R

Beginning of the discussion - 6/11/18

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This discussion group means the world to me. Thank You! 

I feel like I need to talk to someone, I just don't know what I want to say... does that make sense...?

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@Avasad You might start by sharing what you believe is the cause of your depression. Another thing you could try is a journal. Write down thoughts, how you are feeling and if you know why you feel that way.

I think sometimes we are afraid to share what we are feeling, even with a therapist, for fear of being judged.

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Hi I’m going through a break up, I’m sad but it’s a different kind of sad i’ve Never felt this way. I know I shouldn’t be this sad. 

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Hello,

I have been struggling with depression for a few years now. I suffer from PTSD and Anxiety but outside of therapy, I have no one I can talk to. Lately, I have been having a hard time with keeping a steady job and trying to return to school. I feel stuck and like a failure. I feel like I will lose everything if I can't get my life straightened out but it's nearly impossible to do that with the resources I have. I know everything will eventually pass but at the moment it seems bleak and as if it's not worth trying anymore.

I would really appreciate someone to talk to just to help me get everything off my chest.

Thanks.

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@blondield I know what you mean stuck, I also got diagnosed with ptsd and anxiety it took me a few years to overcome it. but everything is better after trust me. I’m not gonna day there’s not gonna be guys or people that still gonna break your heart cause I’ll be lying to you but in the position you’re in right now it’ll be way better. need someone to talk too I’m here.

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I've had a messed up childhood.My Dad walking out of my life at 3yrs old.Then asking my step Dad if i can call him Dad after 5 years and his reply is Id rather you didn't.Only to get pregnant at 19 to a guy who didn't want me or his baby.To get married 4 months into my pregnancy to an abusive alcoholic for 11 yrs..Divorced and stayed celibate for 7 yrs.Got married to a pill addict.He died in 2006.Haven't been in a committed relationship since.Loneliness is deafening.At 55 i feel invisible.I cry almost every day.Just need an ear that will listen.

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It's nice to be able to talk to someone. Thank you. I have various mental health illnesses. I cry a lot. I talk negative to myself most of the time. I feel ugly, old, stupid, lonely, misunderstood... I hate being this way. My self esteem is so low, I rather stay home and not go out. I've been broken and can't trust anyone. This is affecting my marriage, I've been married for 1 year. My husband is a good man and very good to me, but because all the bad things I've been thru in every past relationship, it's hard for me to enjoy life. I'm afraid he'll get tired of my insecurities?

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Hello to anyone reading this. I looking for help understanding what I'm going thru I feel like the world turned against me no one to talk to i feel down and less than all the time I had a good life until MY devorice. I need help I don't want to be this way 

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@dlannan3821 what if I don't know how I'm feeling? What if I'm emotionally numb? I can't feel any emotions anymore; I just bury them deep down - not on purpose.