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I am depressed and alone, how can I get some support?

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Last Updated: 04/18/2022 at 10:55am
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December 29th, 2017 6:04am
You can use self-help methods that teach you core skills that can help improve your mood like exercising, journaling, meditating, doing your hobbies. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a great resource to reach out to and see what they offer in your area. They can provide potentially free resources for help and offer support groups. Here is the site:
January 11th, 2018 5:45am
If you have a caring brother, sister or very close friend, try opening up to them. I was depressed and alone for 8 years of my life and thought that there was no way out, but, my friend, there is! You don't have to open up all at once, that backfires a lot, just open up one person at a time!
April 16th, 2018 3:05am
I think the most important, and hardest thing, is to reach out to someone that you can trust and talk. A close friend, a therapist, a listener on 7 cups, just somebody. You need to talk to them, it will help tremendously.
April 16th, 2018 7:30pm
Listen to music and do little things that can at least make you smile like dancing alone in the dark
April 18th, 2022 10:55am
Maybe, during times like this, you can find people to talk to online. If you mean with depression having a persistent low mood, it is best to talk to your GP. Also, reading or playing online games, doing something stimulating, makes you feel good and glad, you can exercise, things like that help increase dopamine and it makes you feel more energetic and a bit happier, too. You will feel more motivated and it is easier to maintain hope. Exercise can help stimulate parts of your brain that aren’t as responsive when you’re feeling depressed. It may also help distract you from your worries and improve your confidence. Exercise will also boost your self-esteem. Do things that make you feel like you have succeeded, it doesn't matter what anyone says, do it for you. It will boost your mood. If your depressed feeling won't go away and exercise, sleep, eating well and listening to music, things like that, won't help you feel better and feeling a bit low becomes a persistent low mood, I would suggest you to consult your GP. Hope that helps.