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Topic: After 26 years thinking I'm happy, I'm not.

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  1. tallperson93
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    28 October 2020
    Hi, This is my first time experiencing that I'm not happy, very sad and ever since realising that I'm unhappy, which doesn't help i'm far far away from friends and family. this just makes me scared. I'm not too sure what I'm suppose to talk about but this is new to me.
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  2. missep123
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    28 October 2020 in reply to tallperson93

    Hi tallperson93,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've felt that way. You're definitely not alone though.

    You mentioned being far away from your family and friends, would you feel comfortable to reaching out to them online?

    I'm really glad that you have posted on these forums as we are a very non-judgemental bunch.

    Here for you!

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  3. smallwolf
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    28 October 2020 in reply to tallperson93

    hi and welcome.

    it can seem scary when you have these feelings as you mentioned and might not know how to describe them. As missep123 indicated, talking with someone can be helpful. Not sure how long you have been feeling this way but you could also look at the K10 test on the beyond blue web site which does not take long and you will get a recommendation at the end.

    In writing here you have also made a good start. I did not have much of a vocab when I started to see a psychologist. Over time we have talked about things that have happened and related thoughts and feelings which has helped. There are also apps you can use on your phone. There are other threads on the forums on the forum that are helpful, including the social section. We all find ways of managing and coping or hope to.

    I look forward to chatting more with you.

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  4. geoff
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    29 October 2020 in reply to tallperson93

    Hello Tallperson93, and a warm welcome.

    It can be difficult to open up to people you don't know or what they look like, sometimes this is exactly what they want, but by opening up a new thread allows you to say whatever is a concern for you, take your time.

    Geoff.

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