I am considering going to spend some time at a commune. I have been banging around since I got out of the hospital and my life seems to go nowhere. After looking for work for months, and getting only scam offers and the occasional day labour, I am thinking I don’t have much to lose. I lost almost everything from being hospitalized, and several of the few friends that remained after that have fallen away. I have considered going back in the hospital, but cannot afford it. I know that my problems would still be here when I return, but at least I will not owe anyone anything if I go to the commune. My few remaining friends and family are worried because the commune is run by a religious group. They are afraid it is a cult, and that I will never come out. With the way my life has lost all of its former meaning, that is an acceptable risk for me. In the meantime, I will be able to work all the time and get my mind away from all that I have had to deal with. They cannot get anything material from me, because I have nothing left. In the end, it would beat suicide, living on the street, spending my life in the MHC system, or facing this isolation and purposelessness for the rest of my life. It would also keep me from being a burden on my family. Has anyone ever done this to get their mind off things?