Mental Illness Means No Friends
I have suffered from depression since I hit puberty. I take medication for it and for the most part I function quite well. About five years ago, things weren't going so great for me. I was extremely depressed and attempted suicide. I survived the attempt but still had many problems mentally.
This was the point where all of my friends began to distance themselves from me. Nobody wants a mentally ill person for a friend. Now, five years later, I have no friends. I'm shy and it's extremely hard for me to get to know new people. The most contact I have with anyone is on Facebook. They never make an effort to see me in person. If I invite them to anything, they make an excuse to bail on me. I've had to come to the hard realization that I have no real friends left.
I'm so lonely. I don't want much, I just want someone to go for coffee with once in awhile or maybe see a movie with. I wish someone would see more than just mental illness when they look at me.