I’m so sad.
Wishing you a warm welcome to the forums. It takes a lot of courage to be so open and honest with your feelings, and we are so glad that you decided to reaching out here tonight. We can hear how exhausted and lonely you must be feeling right now, but please know that you don't have to keep these feelings bottled up inside. You are worthy of the same wonderful support that you offer to those around you, and we hope that being part of this community can bring you some comfort and help you to feel a little less alone.
We understand it can be really tough to cope sometimes, especially if you struggle to open up to family or friends. We'd really encourage you to reach out to our Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals to help you through this difficult time.
In addition to this, please know that the kind counsellors at Lifeline (13 11 14) and Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) are always there for you when things are feeling like too much to cope with.
You are not alone here, and we hope that you keep us updated on how you're going whenever you feel ready.
Hello Dear Daisy,
I would like to join our lovely Sophie in warmly welcoming you to the forums..
I am deeply sorry that your struggling with loneliness...That’s a feeling that I also struggle with and it’s a terrible feeling...
I think most people who ask are we okay, do it out of politeness or it’s an automatic response often saying hello...
I live alone and many hours away from any family member..I’m a mum, a grandmother and great grandmother... I so much having a hug from my children...It doesn’t matter what age we are hugs are so soul healing..If it was possible..I would love to reach through the screen and give you a hug...hugs take 2 people so we both would feel the warmth in our souls.,
The thoughts of not wanting to be here...are just thoughts lovely Daisy..please know that you don’t have to act on those thoughts...
Do you have a special family member or a special friend that you could reach out to and talk over your thoughts with..If not maybe you could try the support contacts that Sophie has given you...or you could even talk to your GP about your thoughts and sadness..they can help and if your GP find you have depression, anxiety etc..they could get you started on a mental health care plan..
It does feel like two existences does it...the sad depressed one...then the other one that we pull forward when out in public....once home that mask automatically removes itself and sadness, depression takes over...
Please try hard not be ashamed of your mental health and sadness/loneliness...We don’t ask for these feeling to consume us..they just do..but we can help us to feel better with professional care..
I talk here a lot, because of my loneliness, it’s opened up a whole new world with friends I chat to and try to support when I can...
Please talk here anytime you feel up to it..We are here for you to help as best we can...The people here are very caring people and like you and myself... many steps very lonely..
My kindest thoughts with care and a warm soul feeling hug 🤗 (If thats okay)..