The Reason I Am On This Site.A couple of years ago I was in a situation where I would hardly ever leave the house, rarely answer my phone and never open my mail.
I had gone from a confident person who loved the company of friends and basically enjoyed life to the full.
Due to my circumstances depression set in and before long I became someone who shied away from any basic human contact.
I was living with family at this time and in the beginning they were supportive and did all they could to encourage me out of this state.
But I didn't respond and over time their support became frustrationand then annoyance. And they were totally right to feel that way because compared to many other people I have met over the years my life has been a picnic.
So anyway, it got to the stage where the positive input they were giving me (that I had taken for granted ) was now rejection and disdain.
I realised I needed positive dialogue, whether it was how I spoke to myself or how others spoke to me. And that's when I came across this site.
Being able to share my experiences and receive encouragement has helped me enormously.
It is only part of the changes I have made to get my life back on track but it has been a huge help. I still have a bit of a way to go but I now feel there is hope whereas I thought there was none to be found.
I would love to how others have found help in their circumstances and I hope this helps someone else as that would make everything worth it.