Isolation Ward

The title of this forum is what I typed in to google because I cannot take it anymore. The saddest thing is close friends are usually formed when you least expect it, so I feel the longer I wish for it, the longer I will be waiting.

I've had mental health issues for most of my life and I find that even during the good times it is hard to feel a sense of belonging.

Perhaps it is mostly bad luck and things out of my control that has brought me here, but this doesn't stop your mindvoice from saying: 'you are a freakin' loser'.
Magnolia Magnolia
26-30, F
6 Responses Jul 24, 2007

You know who your friends are when the going gets tough. Very few indeed. We can only wish for more. But, if we can hang on to those who we are left with, that in itself will be a battle won.

Hey dont you worry....join the club. Count me in as our friend.............whenever you need me.

I understand. I have GAD and it's been hard for me to maintain friendships because of my paranoia and my apparent negativity. Because of this, I don't feel like I belong anywhere and I feel virtually alone in my world. I want to be part of a group of people where I can feel safe, but right now I feel anything but. The best advice I can give you is to put yourself out there and try to make friends. It's worked temporarily for me.

But you ARE NOT a loser. You deserve more understanding and respect!

I am sorry about what you are going through. It does seem to be true that when you don't expect, you find a friend. I'll pray for you.

I hope that you can find something that will help the situation. There are many people on this site willing to support you, and give you ideas on how to find people who truly support you. Good luck.