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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Kit34, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. Kit34

    Kit34 New Member

    I have been depressed for quite a few years, and as of late, strongly considering suicide. I am tired of the pain. I also suffer from social anxiety. I have a plan and I will follow-through with it. I don't know why I'm really here. Maybe I need a good reason to stick around. I am not the kind of person that fits in anywhere because of my social anxiety. I have very few friends. I see very little of my family because we are not close at all. I feel this constant pain, fear, emptiness and by ending it all I would finally be at peace, which is what I want. This is my life in a nutshell.
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Hi Kit nice to see you reaching out for support hun Your not alone now hugs
  3. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    Hi Kit, welcome to SF. I hope you will find the help you're looking for here.
  4. Sea Sparkles

    Sea Sparkles Well-Known Member

    Hi Kit...

    I feel your pain with SAD (social anxiety disorder!) ... If you don't feel you can fit in here (which I hope you do, because this is such a great site).. you could always check out the http://www.socialanxietysupport.com forum, it's full of people who are socially awkward (like us!)

    I'm so sorry you are feeling suicidal and alone...,

    Have you talked to anyone about your depression/ anxiety?
    Have you ever tried Medication for either? SSRI's work for both anxiety and depression
    Have you ever tried some of the self help books/ audio's? - Those are truly a gem!!!!
    Have you tried CBT? - Most likely the best thing that has helped me get out of my shell more and more.

    There are many options to try to cope with SAD and depression
    We are here to support you
    Anytime you need to rant or need help :hug:

    Things will get better!!!
    Be safe

    - Sea
  5. Kit34

    Kit34 New Member

    Thanks for your replies.

    Sea, to answer your questions, I see a resident doctor at our local mental health facility for antidepressants and clonazepam (anti-anxiety med). I've never tried books or audios, and I have no idea what CBT is, but would love to know what that is.
  6. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome. I can identify with how you're feeling. I too came here because I was looking for friends and a reason to stick around. I also used to suffer from crippling social anxiety, though I seem to be getting over that these days. Just wanted you to know that many of us understand how you feel.
  7. razor2012

    razor2012 Active Member

    Hi TLW, I have social anxiety at times as well. It sucks I don't know why it happens. I hide it pretty well, but I get caught the odd time if I don't smother it with booze in social situations. I'm new here too and this forum is pretty cool. It's nice to meet people here with similar feelings. To relate.
  8. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    Ah yes... the old liquid confidence trick. I am quite familiar with that. It helped me cope with social anxiety when I was younger. Now it just helps me cope with life itself - I no longer really give a shit about appearing awkward in social situations. I'm so used to making a fool of myself that I don't even blush about it anymore. I just try to forget it and go on like it never even happened.
  9. Kit34

    Kit34 New Member

    So far this is the first and only time where people know how it feels. Right now I'm on my way to work, which scares the shit out of me. I've downed a lot of anxiety pills, which help a little, but have to take more later. Talk to you later.
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