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What is the best way to realise that it's not just me in this position?

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Last Updated: 05/28/2019 at 1:31am
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Alex DS Ellis, MA, LMFT

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Feeling depressed or anxious can be so overwhelming. I want to help you feel better and be able to enjoy life. You are not alone and you deserve emotional support.

Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
April 14th, 2015 11:34am
Search about it on internet and probably multitudes of blog pages will appear providing real people experiences which one can relate to. It might even help us realize that probably ours is not the worst case.
PaulLandman
April 24th, 2015 5:45pm
The best way is the one that works most efficiently for you. Some ways include talking to people face to face and researching online
Miracle
May 17th, 2015 12:08am
The best way to realise that it is not just you is to meet other people in the same position. Now I do know this might not be as easy as it sounds especially if you live in a isolated area or if your position involves possible stigma meaning people are unwilling to speak out, but if you have Internet access you do quite literally have the world at your fingertips, consider maybe looking at the 7cups forums by issue or joining a online support group which might help give you the confidence to speak out about your issue or struggle meaning you soon realise you are not alone and the only barrier to finding others are in some ways self created.
Keyalios
May 21st, 2015 4:15am
There are 7 billion people on Earth right now. Statistics say 1 in 10 people are depressed. The math says that you are not alone.
Anonymous
September 14th, 2015 5:16pm
Think about how many people there are, 7+ Billion that's alot of people and everyone of them have different things going on. Somone is for sure in the same or in a relatable position.
Anonymous
October 26th, 2015 11:52pm
Talk to people! Sometimes hearing it is the best way to realize that you aren't the only one going through what your going through.
Bazinga88
November 10th, 2015 8:42pm
I think it is awesome when we are able to get outside of ourselves and realize that we are not alone. There are many people who have experienced similar things that we have and we can help them through to they can help us through and that is such a blessing!
RainfallBeauty1
November 24th, 2015 6:40pm
Go to support groups with people who have the same issues as you. Listen to their stories, you never know they could be feeling exactly how you are.
Anonymous
December 22nd, 2015 8:48am
Talking to people who are going through the same things as you is the best way to feel less alone in what you're struggling with. Whether it's on 7cups or in a support group or somewhere else.
Daydreamer7
February 2nd, 2016 8:35pm
Look around for starters and well if that's not enough, you'll just need your cell phone for that. Whether its about realizing that you are somewhat deprived of something or have an upper hand, the point mainly is in believing that you are not the only one in this entire universe that has a specific issue at hand. I wouldn't want you to underestimate your abilities but please don't also get over confident in that matter. Be glad that you have recognized the first step to solving a problem which is- realizing there is one !
Anonymous
February 8th, 2016 8:29am
It is often useful to do some reading online to learn about other people's experiences. Also, have you considered joining one of the group support chats on 7 Cups of Tea, or posting on, and reading through, the forums?
rflvncntrys
March 29th, 2016 12:30am
By giving me what's your experience. I can infer different experiences of persons and relate them to other people who also experience these problems
Anonymous
August 29th, 2016 6:12pm
The answer is this website. We all come on here because we are fighting our own demons. But most of the time, our demons are similar, and we're in it together :)
riverWillow6
December 12th, 2016 12:55am
Look around at this site. We all have some kind of issue. The best way to realize you're not alone is to reach out. Look for support groups, both online and in your area. Talk to a doctor and ask them if they know of any resources that may help. Whatever the issue is you're facing, you are not alone. Someone else is going through it. Someone else has gone through it. And they've come out the other side. That should give you hope that you can too. Look for support groups. Talk to your doctor. And remind yourself others have been and are where you are.
KattPiper
August 8th, 2017 9:37am
Talk about the specifics of your situation with other people. As obvious as it sounds it really does work to talk to others who are in similar positions as you and realise how much you can relate to each other.
TheCup5893
December 12th, 2017 1:01pm
It's never you alone. It's never, never you alone. Somehow life doesn't et creative - we all have had at least 3 of the very many common problems we here of. If you have published this question, then you're a listener. Please find a chat room that closely describes your problem. Talk to people. oole article on your problems. I know you feel alone. To be honest, I do too, most of the time because the people around me aren't the best for sharin. And that's why I reach out to the very many lonely souls reachin out to each other online.
delicateRose63
August 6th, 2018 4:50pm
You have to realize that your feelings are valid. There is always 2 sides to every situation, and your side is just as important as the others.
Anonymous
May 28th, 2019 1:31am
I always asked myself, Am I the only one who cares too much about this world, then I found out that it's not only me, there are many humans are the same, that gave me a lot of hope and energy to continue my path and share my message, bring more people, support and create a family that will be always ready to be there for someone who needs us, who need someone to listen to, make them feel better, happy, hopeful and has faith again, and make them join our family to be there for someone else who needs.