As someone who has and still sometimes goes through times of depression, I can relate to the feeling of dispair that people have expressed in this forum. Of course people get depressed for a multitude of reasons but I believe one of the most common must be loneliness. I'm 34 years old, moved to a new town and I live alone. I also work in an isolating job where I work unsocial hours which makes meeting people very difficult. In the job I do it's not even possible to make friends through work and not the places to make friends anyway. Even if I worked 9-5 I'm not into pubs and clubs scene (the mainstay of British social life). After the long distance relationship ended, I decided that I should try and make some changes. I joined a club for vegetarians like myself where I was able to chat to a few people socially (albeit them being 20 years older than me). It worked for a while but I didn't make any new friends through it so I went back to the same life with the same periods of depression, mainly driven by loneliness. Anyone in a similar situation?
i feel for you
i know what its like to not fit in, as if you are an alien in the world
fortunately i was able to find a group of people that feel the same way and for the same reasoning. this makes things much more comforting but when i am alone the same feelings sometimes come back
guess you just gotta try to lift your head up and think of the good things
sorry i dont know if this post is much help
Well I'm right there with you... and I agree that loneliness is a major part of depression for most... I have no friends and I keep myself isolated from everyone else (for specific reasons I don't feel like mentioning so pls don't tell me to go out or something) so the only people I come in contact with are people online... usually you can meet nice people online, try making some friends that way...
Wow insearch sounds like we may have a bit in common how old are you?