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Suffering

I joined a small church plant a few months ago, but I'm ready to quit. Even in this tiny church, I can't find a way to break through their closed community. I have tried to connect, but it isn't happening. They're not bad people or even intentionally exclusive. I just think they have known each other a long time and newcomers are irrelevant. I can't take it. It's one thing to be lonely when I'm alone and quite another when I have to watch the affection and fellowship among those with whom I felt some stake. I just can't... #Isolation #churchfamily #allalone

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Make a Difference

As I sit here festering in my self-manufactured loneliness, I look at my phone constantly hoping for a missed text message or some sort of recognition that someone knows I exist. To no avail, unfortunately.

So I wanted to remind you all, on behalf of everyone feeling the way I do, that someone out there needs to hear that you care. Reach out to your loved ones - no one deserves to feel alone in such an overpopulated world.

#Depression #alone #Isolation

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Covid Isolation Day ???

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A Little Gratitude

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My Daughter

#Autism #ADD #PDA #HEDS #Anxiety #Skin Picking disorder #Isolation #parental shame
#chronic Illness

I am so worried about my 5 year old daughter. She will be 6 in November, and is on the autism pathway waiting for assessment. Potentially she has PDA, ADD and a genetic disorder I have called hEDS. She has only recently gone full time at school but they still won’t let her finish at the same time as her peers and I have to pick her up early from the office. Her school friends often overtake her home though, as she walks slow. Often her friends go to the park together or have arranged play dates. They are almost always in pairs. Other parents barely talk to me, let alone arrange play dates. I know my daughter has been feeling increasingly isolated.
Yesterday I picked up my daughter from school and she was already feeling very sensitive, she was crying and fed up. She was passed by several friends talking about their play dates they had arranged. She wanted to go to the park, I also had my 3.5 year old son in a pushchair (he potentially has ADHD and also wanted to go to the park) but it was 30 degrees and I worried it was too hot, and she had already started crying and getting upset. (Of course other parents didn’t care about this). All of this resulted in a full on breakdown of epic proportions. She was so upset and so overwhelmed she struggled with her breath, she couldn’t stop panic crying. Other parents overtook us on the way home and said nothing, didn’t ask if she was ok. My daughter is well-loved at school even though she is very quirky and I find this behaviour from other parents so isolating. I honestly feel so alone sometimes.

We got home and the continuous crying continued for about an hour. She wouldn’t let me touch her. She then proceeded to bite her fingers until they bled. She has been biting her fingers for about 10 months now, since she started reception year. She now has lumps on her fingers caused by scar tissue and infections. I am taking her to the nurse today, thinking she will get diagnosed with skin picking disorder (we are UK). Not sure how much they will do to help her as they continue trying to blame my parenting. I have done 6 parenting courses. Parenting SEND children is honestly so difficult, so thankless and no one helps you.

I am wondering what is going on at school and why she leaves so sensitive. I wonder if it is a build up of trying to fit in over the day and masking. I worry she is being bullied by a couple of kids also (she tells me she was pushed at one point and called a baby by one boy). Also I think the isolation she feels from leaving at different times and being unable to make those connections is finally getting to her. It upsets me so much to see her like this. I have chronic illness (hEDS, fibromyalgia and a blood clotting disorder). Last week I was in hospital with a ruptured ovarian cyst, today I have the migraine from hell (I get bad pain, nausea, aura, blurred vision and unusual smells) and I feel like I can barely walk. Hubby is at work, I have no family near to help. I have to get my daughter into school with my 3 year old in tow. She doesn’t really want to go. Her attendance is already very poor (less than 60%). We are awaiting an EHCP assessment.

I just feel so alone with it all. I am struggling with my own health, my children’s extra needs. How do I calm my daughter’s anxiety? How do I make my GP give us extra help? I have considered taking her out of school and homeschooling her but I feel I am not well enough or capable of that. I am worried about her biting her fingers and causing herself serious infection as her fingers look so scarred and awful and her hygiene is not good (she impulsively touches herself down below and always plays in dirt) and I am forever trying to get her to wash her hands and nails.
My anxiety is through the roof. Just looking for support really also as in very short supply from other parent/carers from her school.

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Covid Quarantine Activities

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Isolation#Isolation

I live with one person I don't get on with so barely speak to. I can not work due to my health problems and have lost all my friends through it too as their lives developed and mine didn't. I spend every day alone. I've tried to keep busy around the home but that doesn't change the utter loneliness. I never thought I lived in a society that literally forgets people exist. I could die and no one would notice. I get money to survive but I'm just forgotten. I go to hospital appointments but that's it, no interest in your life even tho that impacts your health. I'm in my early 40s, I probably have a shorter life expectancy than a lot of people but even if it's my 50s is this it? I spend every day alone like this for another decade. I feel like I'm in prison but I didn't commit any crime. I tried joining groups but I can't get to a lot and online isn't the same. I know there's no solution to this but wondered if there were others that are in this situation.#Isolation

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I got new glasses! #CheerMeOn

I hadn't been to the optometrist in 8 years and knew that I needed an update to my prescription. The lenses on my glasses were peeling because there was a problem with the protective coating on them, so my glasses always looked dirty.

I have been trying to psych myself up to go to the optometrist for two years. I finally did it this week and then also went to a separate glasses store to pick out frames. I am so grateful that the glasses store had my lenses in stock so I could take them home that day instead of having to go back again. I am also grateful that although my optometrist appointment was supposedly booked with a male doctor, I ended up seeing a female doctor instead which was way better.

#CheerMeOn #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #overmedicated #newplacesnewfaces #glasses #optometrist #Isolation

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