September 15, 2017

Picture of blogger: Tazmin

We as people are social beings; we require and need human contact as part of our survival. I have suffered with severe depression and anxiety for seven years and often when you are in the most need for help, love and support, you isolate yourself from the world and avoid human contact. You can push the ones you love away, either by not speaking to them at all, or by taking your emotions out on them.

Going through college, I had the most wonderful group of friends who supported me after I came out of hospital and started therapy. We’ve all grown up and it’s harder for us to stay in touch now, but each and every one of those people will always make up a part of who I am today. I eternally thank them for everything they did to make sure I stayed smiling - honestly and truly. They stood in the dark corner with me and brought me light.

Since I started university, I met one of my greatest friends, not too long ago, who has been my light at the end of every dark and gloomy tunnel – and I hers. We have both suffered within. We have both had to battle our demons. But since knowing each other, we have not had to do this alone. We have supported each other through and through - I hope she realises how thankful I am for her friendship.

It can seem rare that you meet someone who truly does not judge what you do, what you say or who you are. I can whisper my darkest thought to her and know she will not make any judgment – she will simply listen and help me to battle this dark thought. I can scream and cry and shout and she will sit and listen until I’m calm. It is truly refreshing to have her as a friend in my life.

We are two of the same but also very different. When life gets me truly down, as much as I may not want to speak to anyone, she is always there at the other end of the phone, a train journey away - she will always support me.

When I was feeling low and had no money she supported me so I could go home and see friendly faces to feel better – and it helped. She knows what to say and do to make me smile again. Every time.

I could not imagine my life without this friend. There are many kind people in the world and I am truly fortunate to have a perfect handful in my life. She gives me encouragement every day.

Every day we ask each other ‘how are you today?’

Ask the people in your life how they are feeling today. It can mean so much to a person who thinks the world does not care. Four little words can make a big difference.

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Comments

Depression

im adopted, and now im moving to my nans after having 12 years with an adouption family and now having to leave all my friends and family to move to my nans for life, what do i do,

Depression, by drugs

My names isaac and i was born with my parents on drugs sometimes i cant see properly and sometimes people judge me because im adopted, and sometimes i judge myself and ***** myself, thinking no one will help me.

Support

Hi Isaac, I’m really sorry you’re feeling this way at the moment, it sounds like things are really difficult and you're not getting the support you deserve. Have you spoken with a doctor about how you're feeling? We also have some information on our website which I really hope will help: http://bit.ly/2pLovFU, take care, Tim at Time to Change

Depression

I have suffered with depression for 14 years and now on tablets permanently, I want for a change of work as a carer in a care home I have done this before ,and the person who interviewed me said u don't believe u ever done caring and was so nasty to me I really wanted the job and feel I'm a failler I'm to empasised to tell my dad as his other daughters do so well and I'm the one who's failled again please help me I failled again

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