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Cece7

837d

Does anyone else struggle with the feeling that no one else really cares about you or what you are going through? My family doesn’t seem to understand anything about my healing journey and I don’t have many friends to talk to. I feel like people are just like waiting for me to get over my symptoms and go back to normal already. I have a couple people I talk to who seem to genuinely care but this whole process in general just feels very lonely/isolating and I feel like my mental illnesses just make me an outcast.

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    • Cece7

      837d

      @Rosita that’s the worst part is I don’t even have a way of meeting people because my mental illness is making it hard for me to go out places right now so I don’t even have a chance to make new friends at the moment which only increases the pain it causes. We all deserve people who care genuinely as much as we do for others. I wish it were possible to have that. I’ve been told similar unhelpful things like just to do things anyways even if it causes panic attacks because you’re still physically able to do these things. It’s in your head. Like as if it isn’t affecting our bodies too. That’s definitely not okay what your family is saying either and you have the right to demand your boundaries and cut out anyone who’s hurting you in this way. Just because someone has an illness doesn’t mean you have to disregard the pain they cause you. I hope you find support too!

    • GinaLove79

      836d

      🙌I’m feeling you . I’m feeling the same way

    • AJM

      836d

      My family tends to blame my issues on other things that just aren't the cause of it. I don't have many friends and the very few I do I feel like they don't want anything to do with me. Currently struggling to figure out if I'm just being too needy or what but either way I've just felt very very alone lately and often find myself coming back to this app because of it

    • MaxIsWack2

      836d

      Yeah, I feel like only 2 people genuinely understand, and even talking to my friends can feel lonely. That's why I came on here to talk to people I know can understand how I feel.

      • Cece7

        836d

        @MaxIsWack2 I came here for the exact same reason. I have only a couple people I can really talk to and no one can really relate like someone who’s actually gone through living with these illnesses long term.

    • alittleconfused

      836d

      Yes. Every single day. It's horrible

      • Cece7

        836d

        @alittleconfused I hope you’re able to find a good support system soon! Definitely is hard.

    • Tallman

      837d

      What would Jesus do ? Everyone needs to answer that 😍

    • EccentrikIntuitive

      837d

      Message me anytime. I feel your pain. I've been through quite lot of those feelings myself. I hope you are having a good day, dear. ♥️

      • Cece7

        836d

        @EccentrikIntuitive thank you so much! I hope you are having a good day as well. 💕

    • JaxxVerax

      837d

      When a person is a sensitive soul, and on a mission towards healing I have to ignore it and keep moving. People who are sensitive and healing are outsiders maybe because they are rare. Out-cast? No chance. U got this.

      • Cece7

        836d

        @JaxxVerax thank you!!

    • MJ1015

      837d

      Quality over quantity my love!! And if you’re family is just holding you back or bringing you down, don’t feel like you have to maintain a relationship with them. It is okay to go no contact with family.

      • Cece7

        836d

        @MJ1015 so hard to do but you are so right!

    • MJ1015

      837d

      I feel that! Family can be really tricky when it comes to this stuff. They can also be our biggest critics. I tend to isolate a lot as well…which we all know isn’t helpful toward our menty health issues. The thing that’s helped me the most is STRENGTHENING those relationships I currently have with the people who do seem to genuinely care

      • Cece7

        836d

        @MJ1015 that’s a great point. I will definitely put my focus on those relationships. Thank you so much!

    • Xina

      837d

      I feel this way, everyday. You’re definitely not alone. I wish there was more that I could do to get support.

      • Cece7

        836d

        @Xina thank you! I feel the same way

    • ChillaxinEskimo

      837d

      And feel free to message me if you ever need to vent or just to talk! I'll do my best to respond!

    • ChillaxinEskimo

      837d

      There's always someone who cares. We sometimes get caught up in our warped perceptions that we don't realize how many people do care. And don't feel obligated to appeal to anyone when it comes to your healing process. It's your journey, take as much time as you need. I believe you're a great person who deserves a better life, just like everyone else here. Don't give up! Keep a level head and push forward!!

      • Cece7

        837d

        @ChillaxinEskimo thank you so much for saying that! I definitely need to remind myself that it’s okay to put myself as a priority while I’m getting better and not be so concerned about what others are saying. I don’t want other peoples words to ruin all the progress I’m working so hard for. I’ve come too far to give up now. I really appreciate your support!

        • ChillaxinEskimo

          837d

          @Cece7 no problem! You got this!

    • Rosita

      837d

      You are definitely not n outcast,you feelings are valid and one of the things you deserve is people around that care about you. Unfortunately like many of us our family don’t care. I have been told what do you have to be depressed about? If anyone one should be depressed it’s not you,everyone has PTSD. What it comes to my Schizophrenic uncle everything he does is okay like touching people inappropriately,angry outbursts. He triggers me and I mention it and I hear well that is part of his mental illness.

      • Cece7

        837d

        @Rosita that’s the worst part is I don’t even have a way of meeting people because my mental illness is making it hard for me to go out places right now so I don’t even have a chance to make new friends at the moment which only increases the pain it causes. We all deserve people who care genuinely as much as we do for others. I wish it were possible to have that. I’ve been told similar unhelpful things like just to do things anyways even if it causes panic attacks because you’re still physically able to do these things. It’s in your head. Like as if it isn’t affecting our bodies too. That’s definitely not okay what your family is saying either and you have the right to demand your boundaries and cut out anyone who’s hurting you in this way. Just because someone has an illness doesn’t mean you have to disregard the pain they cause you. I hope you find support too!

    • idontexist

      837d

      you put my feelings into words

      • Cece7

        837d

        @idontexist I’m sorry you’re feeling this way too! It’s definitely painful.

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