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Confused and a bit lonely

Posted by @underedwardstale2018, Wed, Jan 31 1:41pm

Greetings!
I’m new here, and as I feel a little awkward I’m hopeful I’ve come to the right place to find people to talk to that understand the problems I’m experiencing. I had a long period of trauma in my life and I believe that my mental health suffered in response. I am doing everything I can to improve my situation, but in this process I’ve started to feel lonely and isolated. I guess I came here to find some support when I need it, as selfish as it sounds. Not to worry though, I will do my best to provide support for others as well!
Anyways, thank you for reading if you have!

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This is my first day on this site, so I am new also. Please do try to voice your opinion here and don’t be ashamed of anything you may want to say. We are all here for the same reasons. I am not ashamed of my problems, I just want others to give me their advice.

In being confused and feeling alone many here feel the same.

Thank you both of you for the reassurances. I really do appreciate it. I’m hoping that this community can help me learn a bit about myself and others and grow as a person. It’s a relief to know I’m not alone.

@underedwardstale2018

Thank you both of you for the reassurances. I really do appreciate it. I’m hoping that this community can help me learn a bit about myself and others and grow as a person. It’s a relief to know I’m not alone.

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Thank you so much for all of your replies today. Finally, I have talked to someone who understands me and knows what I am feeling. I feel a little desperate at the moment, but with the help of people like you and your great advice and just knowing that I am not alone really helps me. Thanks again for all your thoughts.

@parus

In being confused and feeling alone many here feel the same.

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Thank you for saying this. I decided to join today as I am feeling so alone. I believe just reading remarks such as yours and others will help me help myself.

Hello @underedwardstale2018 and @happyat76

We are so glad that you joined Mayo Connect! We have many members who discuss stress, depression, PTSD and other difficulties they experience in life. Please feel free to share your feelings and thoughts with us. We will endeavor to support and encourage you.

Teresa

@underedwardstale2018 and @happyat76

I see that you already met @parus, let me take this opportunity to introduce you to some other members of the community, @georgette12, @amberpep, @gman007 and @jimhd and our moderator @lisalucier.

Whenever you feel comfortable doing so, please share with us how long you have had these feelings and any treatments or lifestyle changes you have tried. We all have learned different ways of coping with stress, loneliness and confusion. As we learn from each other we grow stronger together.

Teresa

To Happy. ..just noticed that you said you were feeling desperate. I’m gonna go off line soon but I just wanted to remind you that someone is always on this forum so you can keep in touch while you feel so bad. Blessings.

@underedwardstale2018

Welcome. This will always be a safe place to say whatever is heaviest on your mind. Feeling alone is a place most of us have been, and I know that it’s not a comfortable place. I can only speak for myself, but I’ve felt alone in the middle of a crowd, so you’re not the only person who feels alone.

I’m a hermit by nature, so I like to have some space. On the other hand, feeling alone during a difficult time, when we have a need to be understood and accepted by others in a similar situation, it can be a lonely time.

I’m a volunteer mentor for this group, and I enjoy being an encourager, but sometimes I have to take off my mentor hat, and receive some help from others. I was very pleased to find this group at a time of deep struggles. I think that you will get to know a bunch of good people and enjoy good conversations here.

Jim

Let me add my welcome to that of others. I, like Jim, am a volunteer moderator and enjoy that role. It is much more receiving than giving for me as I am very willing to share my experiences, hope that helps at least one person and all of the positive posts I read in the process is so much more rewarding. I hope, as it is for me, something of a balm to know that what you are feeling is not unique and for me that has always been reassuring. When you are down, blue, depressed, etc…, you very likely feel like “How can all these people go along with their happy lives when I feel so horrible?”. My experience has been that I don’t have to look far to find someone who is having a much more difficult time than myself and that is comforting, not because I am happy they are in pain, but because I know there are others making it through what they are dealing with and that gives me hope and some company. As others have mentioned, I believe you will always find someone here for support and plenty who will gladly accept yours as well. If, at anytime, you choose to discuss any part of your trauma, it will be met with compassion and not judgement and what you are doing to move forward may be especially helpful to someone else. Glad you are here. Gary

Glad you joined, peop,r helping people on here I love it. It’s great to know we all are t suffering alone. I’ve taken some advice, some I already knew of. Like me I’m sure you just want to get better and be yourself again. I keep trying and praying and waiting for my miracle

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