I'm joining this forum as an attempt or first step in seeking help as i have been suffering intensely with depression for the past year and i'm at breaking point now. the issue is not so much the depression as i still have enough awareness and some strength to realize that it will pass if i work at it and that i can overcome this. the main issue is my family who are clueless and indifferent and at times (i believe) intentionally cruel! this is making it even more difficult for me and i'm sinking even deeper. i'm living at home for the meantime (currently unemployed) and the cruelty in the form of put downs don't stop especially from my father. some friends have been supportive and i try to show them my gratitude but the hurt is intensified and the loneliness emphasized when u become aware that your family just don't care and are only making it worst.
depression is a feeling of alienation despite any form of love or support you receive. so imagine if your getting little or no support!
i know what i have to do! start the healing by moving away and getting any job i can get and try to create a healthy environment for myself. however, it feels like trying to stand in slippery mud. every time i try to get up, a comment, accusation or ill treatment just brings me down again.
has anyone been there? feeling alienated by family and isolated from life?
would appreciate any advice or guidance
Post Edited (struggling with family) : 11/28/2011 1:01:11 PM (GMT-7)