I agree with you, it can be very upsetting when the people we hope will be supportive just don't seem to be able to show us the acknowledgement and understanding we need at that time.
Sometimes I think maybe people just don't know what to say, or they aren't really listening, or they just have no recognition of what you are experiencing. They might not mean to sound like they don't care. Some people think tough love is the answer.
There have been times when I have used the phone help lines like the one here at Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 and Lifeline. One lady really helped me through a rough patch on Monday, she saved me spiralling down.
When life does become rough and we spiral down very quickly, I have found it helpful to be able to recognise when they is happening and to try and stop it somehow.
I had tried distracting myself and it wasn't working, so the phone call helped.
Sometimes this forum becomes very busy. If you are comfortable, I would like to encourage you to look at other people's threads (as they are called ) and join in anywhere you would like.
There is also a social section with all kinds of topics. The BB Café is very popular and the conversation there changes very quickly!
Hope you feel welcome here and find your way around!
I'm off to do some gardening! Being outside helps me immensely as do various craft activities.
Cheers from Dools