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Forums / Staying well / Looking for a friend

Topic: Looking for a friend

5 posts, 0 answered
  1. Jaysmit
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    6 posts
    22 September 2019

    Hi guys

    im really embarrassed to say this but I’m feeling very very lonely and stuck and I’m just so desperate for a friend. I’m really not in a good place right now. I know I should see a professional but for some reason I feel like chatting to someone going through similar issues.....

    But not having to wait hours for a reply. Is there anything else?

    By the way if someone googles my email or name will I show up on here?

  2. Nothappy@uni
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    89 posts
    22 September 2019 in reply to Jaysmit

    I see how long it takes for replies to be posted here, sometimes it is a long wait and you needed someone to talk to then, not an hour later.

    If someone could provide a link to an open chat room that runs 24/7 we could all benefit from it.

    I got divorced (the first time) when I was in my early 20s. My partner of the time had forbidden me to have any friends, so when we broke up it was a very bleak outlook I faced.

    I found just being around people helped, I would go to shopping centres or the library, eat dinner at a food court. We are social animals and at our best when in the company of others. Look around, you will see others in the crowd who are there to enjoy the company too.

  3. Matchy69
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    22 September 2019 in reply to Jaysmit
    I am in similar situation i to am not in a good place and have no body to talk to.It makes it very hard.A few years ago i joined a mans group that my pschologist had started,this was great and we talked about anything from our mental health problems to everyday events,unfortunately i moved and no longer can go to this group and really havent found anything out here where i live now
  4. Gizz 36
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    17 October 2019 in reply to Nothappy@uni

    Does beyond blue have a chat online were we could all go to it would be good

  5. Paw Prints
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    18 October 2019 in reply to Gizz 36

    Hi all,

    From the BB page of links:

    Our friends at Black Dog Institute have a list of support groups in every state and territory that can help you connect with groups of people who meet regularly to discuss their experiences, their problems and their strategies for coping.

    Paws

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