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roc7569
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Hi,

 I only just signed on, so this is very new for me.  I am a 40 year old male, suffering from depression. I am on medication, which has helped until now.  Feeling very alone ATM and family and friends don't understand.

 

Just wanting to chat and relate to everyone else I think.

 

 

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romantic_thi3f
Community Champion
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Hi roc7569,

Welcome to BeyondBlue and thanks for reaching out.

You are definitely in the right place to find people who can relate.  It looks as though your post went into Welcome/Orientation, but if you go back to the Online Forums page and head towards the forums that read 'Depression' or 'Men' then you should be able to find lots of posts from people in the same boat.

I've linked to them below too:

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/connect-with-others/online-forums/depression

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/connect-with-others/online-forums/men

Hope this helps.  Hopefully you can find the support you need here.

Feel free to reach out again - or remember if you need to talk to someone, you can ring the BeyondBlue support line.

Take care,

Mr_Potatohead
Community Member

Hi

im 64 and retired  my wife has just gone through bankruptcy and I guess I'm at a stage where this part of life wasn't what I had planned  I have been doing CBT which has helped a bit and also medication but some of the side effects I don't like  I am going to ask for a change  My GP seems to know more than my psychiatrist who I think is only interested in the fee  She never really probes  I've found mindfulness relaxation helpful and there are some good ones on you tube worth trying Not keen on the American ones but some good  English ones  seems to work for me