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Re: who can i turn to for comfort? Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on June 12, 2018, at 19:16:52

In reply to who can i turn to for comfort?, posted by Lamdage22 on June 11, 2018, at 12:32:47

> So my parents neglected me through all of my childhood. They are now 70 (Mom) and 80 (dad). They say they cannot replace my companions. I have three friends. One is my roommate, the other one is a friend from highschool and that highschoolfriends mom.
> Then i have a social worker but i can only call him Monday-Friday until 6 pm. Psychologist and Psychiatrist.
> I am at a daytime clinic and i dread having to talk infront of others at the end of each day. Everyone has to say stuff and they are like 20 people.

Are there any mental illness support groups near you?

I am blessed to have three good friends who have given me a sense of connection and caring. I credit one friend in particular with preventing me from committing suicide. I have been in a difficult and painful place recently.

Have you reached out to your friends when you are in a bad place? What thoughts plague you most? Right now, I am having difficulties accepting my age and the years that were stolen from me. I always thought that I had a long life ahead of me with enough time to find the right treatment and live happily ever after. I have crossed the threshold. I no longer have that many years ahead of me. The word "career" never made sense to me. Most of the people I grew up with had successful careers. Many of them have built up enough wealth to retire and move to Florida. It is depressing.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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