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Do NOT Isolate

IsolationI belong to a great Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) support group. I meet with them every week. And, save all but one occasion, I usually leave there feeling happy and understood and like I can live another week with this illness in my brain.

4 thoughts on “Do NOT Isolate

  • March 24, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    This is what my life has been like for almost 20 years. I am physically and mentally disabled, have no kids, no church, no connection to anyone in this state except for my mother who is terminal with lung cancer, who I don’t see as I hate and resent her for the abuse she inflicted on me my entire life, but I call each day, just because I feel like she needs to talk to at least one person every day, and I want to check to see if she is alive. Our conversations aren’t any longer than 5 minutes, but they can sometimes be maddening and sometimes pleasant. Just like everything else: inconsistent.

    I envy you having a group where you belong. I don’t have a group or therapy as it is very expensive and my insurance doesn’t cover it at all. That’s why I am so lucky and blessed to have found PsychCentral. I saw the psychiatrist today and told him of my involvement here and he thought it was very positive and encouraged me to continue. That is good.

    I don’t have a friend in this entire state. I’ve thought of a few ways I could meet people, and maybe make a friend or two, but I am so undependable, due to my health conditions, that I can’t commit to say, volunteering at a pet shelter, as I would have to be scheduled. If I could just show up on the good days, that would be great. There is a big hospice across the street but I think my depression would make the dying patients even more depressed so I haven’t even gone over there to see if there is anything that I could do to help. I’m still thinking about that.

  • March 25, 2016 at 3:47 am

    My life is better now that I isolate. People are no longer friendly – they are entitled and terrible. Radical feminists are the worst and have ruined my life. Reverse discrimination has make normal life impossible. By isolating, I protect my values. I don’t like the modern world at all.

  • March 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    logically speaking yes, not isolating is best and support groups and friends are great. My problem is there are no support groups within 50 miles of where I live, my best friend is gone and the one person I love more then life is 6 hours away what do I do to not isolate?

    • June 20, 2016 at 3:17 am

      I’m looking at online support groups, like with Skype email, Facebook, etc. I was ostracized for my condition the other day- not for telling others- but because they explained everything wrong with me because I just told them about my condition… It was humiliating. They started treating me like I’m not a real person. I think online support groups is the way to go, though.

      Isolation + Support is the answer. It’s unfortunate, but I can’t find any other solution. Have you considered it?


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