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Topic: Depression from isolation

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Missberri
    Missberri avatar
    37 posts
    28 June 2020

    Hi,

    I have been feeling really really down lately and I'm not sure who to talk to. This whole year has been really tough on everyone and at the moment I'm having a hard time going back to how i was feeling before lockdowns and everything going out of control. At the beginning of the year I was feeling pretty confident, I had so many plans for things I wanted to achieve this year like make new friends and spend more time with people in my life, find a new job in my field, possibly find a relationship. It's been very difficult to do any of these and I feel like I've completely lost my confidence and motivation to even try now and I just feel unhappy, lonely and not like my usual self at all. I never was a super confident person to begin with so now that all this has happened I feel like a complete mess and like I'm stuck in a black hole.

    Before covid I was seeing this guy and we were seeing eachother a bit when lockdowns first started. We were getting along so well but stopped because it was difficult with the restrictions. He started talking to me again recently and I was pretty excited to hear from him, but things felt so different like we werent talking as effortlessly and when I went to hang out with him it felt more awkward like I didn't even know what to say. He hasn't talked to me since we hung out now and I feel like it's because my social skills have gone so bad from the isolation that of course he wouldn't want to be around me.

    I wish I knew what to do to gain my confidence back I just feel so stuck and awful right now and I feel like I can't even see people because I'm so much of a mess that it will make me feel even worse. Someone please help

  2. Sophie_M
    Sophie_M avatar
    3431 posts
    28 June 2020 in reply to Missberri
    Hi Missberri,

    Welcome to the Beyond Blue forums, we're so glad you decided to join us here. We're so sorry to hear that you feel like a mess at the moment. We empathise with how difficult it is to be away from our friends and family and the impact this might have had upon the easing of restrictions. Please know that our community is here to support you and we will get through this.  If you feel it might be useful, we'd encourage you to visit our Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. The website will be regularly updated with information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time.    Many of our members have felt similar and will be able to talk through these feelings with you.  If you would like to post further, please tell us more about what's on your mind and how we can best help you get through this tough period.
  3. golden82
    golden82 avatar
    140 posts
    28 June 2020 in reply to Missberri

    Hi Missberri -

    I am also sorry to read of your struggles due to Covid and lock downs. There are many of us struggling and just letting you know there are some threads for this where you can read/post/connect with people that are posting about similar things. There are 2 threads that I am aware of -

    Under Staying Well - 'Coping in Coronavirus....'

    Under Depression - 'Depressed because of civil liberties and restrictions'

    I hope you can check these out - and stay connected and know that you are not alone. Take care :)

  4. Missberri
    Missberri avatar
    37 posts
    28 June 2020
    Hi thanks a lot for the responses I will take a look at the previous threads and support options. Hope you are all coping okay

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