Not doing so well w/depression

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 6/3/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I just feel so alone and am dreading the next 2-3 months of summer.  My son who lives w/me is going away for a week and I can't stand the thought of being alone in the house.  I do volunteer work for my Senior center and the people are nice so I can keep busy enough during the day but night time is so hard!! eyes   I tried calling my old college roommate but the 2 or 3 times we have talked she sounded like she was doped up or very drunk.  I know she must have some kind of problem so I feel I can't talk to her anymore.  I can't help her as she lives in another state far away.  Most of my friends are married so are only able to get together during the day.  How can I conquer this lonliness and fear?  I just find myself crying so much and feeling so bad.  I am on depression meds and they do help but nothing seems to help the nightime problems.  Please respond - I need someone to talk to even just online.

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   Posted 6/3/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Aurora,

Welcome to Healing Well. I am Kitt and I look forward to getting to know you better.

I understand how it is to feel sad and lonely even in a crowded room when you have depression.

HW is open 24/7 so you sure could come here and choose from many forums that might fit you.  The people are wonderful and so friendly.  They also have chatrooms.  I have not been in one but I have heard others that say they enjoy them.

Do you have hobbies, can you take walks or try to go somewhere to be around people, sometimes just to people watch is fun. How about Navy Pier?

They have great ice cream..........................I am not sure where your located so this could be a long ways.

My therapist taught me to get out in the sunshine, she said people can not tell if your crying with your sunglasses on. yeah

Gentle Hugs

Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
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   Posted 6/3/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for your kind words Kitt.  It does make me feel better when I have a reply.  I have several hobbies - needlepoint,gardening, reading.  It is just the nightime that gets me down. I know I can read and watch TV and sometimes it helps.  I might try a chat room and see how that works.  Thanks again.

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   Posted 6/3/2007 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
The nighttime is the worse for me also.  I seem to think about all of my problems at once.  I can't go to sleep most of the time and i just don't want to do anything because of the way I feel.  You have come to the right place to get advice because I feel so much better when I talk on here and get advice from my friends here.
"If life isn't fun then you must be doing it wrong."
         Sue F.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/4/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aurora
I feel in the same boat although I'm married but DH works a lot, we never have alone time, and have one young son and in the summer he'll be at half day sports stuff he looks forward to.  I've been on zoloft for years and like you has helped but not completely.  I find days to be the worst, like right now it's noon and I'm pretty bummed.  I recenty upped my zoloft but I don't see any improvement.  I volunteer as well.  I tend to be a loner so I don't 'get together' with anyone, just talk on the phone now and then.  I've yet to find a job that would accommodate school hours.  Just wanted you to know you're not alone and I'm glad to know I'm not.

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   Posted 6/4/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Aurora~
Hi, I am not sure how old you are, I am assuming that you are younger than me, 42, everyone is younger than me, lol.  Anyway, I understand your frustration and have a suggestion if you would like to hear it.  I am also a single woman and dread the summer for maybe different reasons than yourself.  I would love to someone that you could talk to and stay in touch.  I dont have any close friends mostly acqauitances so I would love a penpal.  If you are interested, my email is available on my profile page here.  Feel free to email me and let me know what you think.
I am leaving healingwell for a while so i wont be on but you are free to write if you wish.
Take care.
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