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everything is a struggle and im lonely

How do I even start this? Hi, I'm Lia and I feel lonely. I've felt lonely for as long as I can remember, but I was recently put on medication for it. Before that I convinced myself all of my friends hated me, I didn't have a reason to live etc etc and while I've gotten better, I think being in isolation has made things worse. I rely on my friends s o much more than my family (we don't have a very close relationship) and now I can't see the people who hold me up. Idk. I just feel like everything is a struggle again. I tried reaching out to someone on beyondblue and they sent me here, and we can't really afford a therapist.

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Hi @Lia, welcome to ReachOut and thanks for sharing. Being lonely really sucks. Being in isolation is definitely making a lot of things worse for everyone in many different ways. You are not alone there but what you are going through is still important. At the moment, it can be normal for your feelings and mood to be all over the place. What we are all going through right now is unprecedented for most of us and is a major struggle. I feel for you Heart

 

Have you been able to chat to your friends on social media? Some people have been using Facetime and phone calls to keep in touch with their friends and family. It isn't the same but at the moment it is all we have unfortunately. I was also wondering if you have heard of a Mental Health Treatment Plan? Your GP needs to assess whether you are eligible but it helps alleviate some of the cost associated with mental health treatment. We actually had a chat on accessing mental health support online and there was a list of services on the second page, if you are interested. It covers quite a range of services, depending on what you are going through. We also have some crisis services here, if you feel like you need immediate support. Some of them also provide regular sessions and have other options like webchat Smiley Happy

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hey @Lia and welcome
your always welcome to chat here. I know its not quite the same as physical interactions but we are happy to talk to you anytime. isolation has been quite hard on lots of people so your not alone

**NEVER be afraid to ask for help because you're WORTH it!**

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@Lia, thanks for posting here- we know it can be a challenging thing to do sometimes, so we appreciate you being here and taking this step.

 

I just wanted to say a gentle hello, and check in on how you were? Have you been able to reach out to friends/your support network via social media or see a GP for further help as @Taylor-RO suggested? If you'd like help navigating this process, please let us know, we'll be here to guide and listen. Up to you though.

Sending hugs!

Tay100

 

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Hey @Lia !

 

Yeah, I'm feeling sort of the same at the moment.  Really isolated and feeling like nobody's there.  I mean, I know I have friends, but they seem really far away and I don't know how to reach them.  I'm spending a lot more time with my dad, and every time he's in a good mood, I want to come out to him, but I'm sort of terrified!  Plus, school's been heaping on assignments like crazy!  If you want to talk, this is a great place, there are so many amazing people here!  

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Hey @Lia , I'm sorry to hear that. I understand the loneliness. I'm happy to talk to you

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Hi @Ani_Faeth, sorry to hear that you are still feeling really isolated at the moment. Are there any ways that you are treating yourself with kindness throughout this period of time? Coming out can be a process, so don't be too harsh on yourself. There are some threads made by other users here which talk about coming out. It might be helpful for you to read the experience of other people.Please also feel welcome to start up your own thread too Heart

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@Lia  just wanted to check-in and see how you were going, we haven't heard from you in a little while.  How are you travelling? If you'd like help with any of the suggestions posted here so far feel free to let us know, if you like; we are here to listen. Hugs to you.