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A time when you don't really....................?

<p>A time when you don't really....................?</p>
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Looking up

I've really struggled with the side effects of Prednisone and how it's affected my moods and my physical appearance. How are some ways you've been managing with meds side effects ?
I stepped on the scale earlier this week and I'm 22kg above my target weight. Before I got my diagnosis and started my treatment I was already above my target weight and struggling to shed a few kilos. I've heard about counting calories and always thought it was overrated. I honestly did give up with my weight at one point but I'm ready to work towards my goal and be comfortable in my skin again, and in my jeans haha. I've started counting calories and I'm trying to stay fixed on doing a 30 minute walk every day. Counting calories allows me to still enjoy my sweet tooth cravings but now I'm more aware of what I put into my body and how I'm using my energy. I'm already feeling better for it. I'm very excited to see my progress over the next few months.
#Lupus #WeightLoss #sad #Weightissues #meds #SideEffects #Health #Exercise

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I had reached out immediately after finding out in the beginning of being sick.I had confided in only a couple people.it did not take very long,for that to be turned into a nervous breakdown,they decided.Yes,I could of had one,but no,this was something else,much worse.I still only have a couple people who know why.I learned Tuesday, its for the best.Sometimes family cant be your support because they are the problem.The pressure falls on one person to carry the other.I know I have that person,I hope I can return the act.

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I'M feeling a little down today #sad #anxiet #Depression

Why don't people let ya know they aren't coming? You waste time waiting around. Gosh.. I was suppose to go to a gender reveal party for the group home where my day progrham is for one of the workers. (well in place today cuz they were training new workers today). I waited a hour. no one showed up.Oh well it's not a big deal. Something may of happened. #TheMighty #MightyTogether

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Woke up crying

Wasn't even sure why I did but my cat was next to me and put her tiny paws on my face and rubbed her nose on mine. Instantly the crying stopped because I thought to myself no matter how hard things are I'm loved and thankful that we (my cat and I) found each other because we were both barely surviving and she gives me hope and I in return spoil her with love. #Crying #Cats #sad #hopeful #positive #

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I feel #Anxiety . A heavey heart.

I'M feeling a little down. Just watched The girl from planevillie. The show really hit me hard and that last episode. Gave me such anxiety. Cuz i could have made the same choice and unalived myself. I won't get into my feelings on the matter but it's really sad and heartbroken what happened. Should of never happened. That's not helping a person. Anyways. Very very very very #sad Now i need to do some self care and calm myself down. #TheMighty #MightyTogether

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The Power of Love

<p>The Power of Love</p>
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It was a beautiful day. So i got stuck inside the group home today doing crafts for 3 hours. It was a meh day. I don't like when i don't have a choice. I guess i would just like a worker that likes doing things. They get paid to do this. It's hard to complain when she is the daughter of the person who runs it. Sometimes you need to suck it up i guess. Then i come home feeling sad. #Depression #sad #bored

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Struggling

My husband and I have been married for 14 years. Several years ago (10 maybe?) we bought into a timeshare. We fell for their convincing talk and felt stupid about it later. It has been paid off for quite some time now and we use it every year for our vacations with the kids. On a recent vacation, we attended an “owner’s meeting” and they started trying to convince us to upgrade and buy more. Our sales lady was sooo convincing- she told us over and over how many people she works with that rent their extra units on AirBNB or VRBO and make extra money every year. We spent HOURS talking to her. She told me she would help me with all of it - the listing, the renting, all of it. I was convinced. I wanted to pay it off quickly by renting out the extra units and then use the extra income to enable us to more quickly build a new house, put a small cabin on our other property, do all the things we’ve been planning and working for. My husband kept saying that if we didn’t get the extra units rented out, the monthly payment on the new “upgrade” would bury us. He seemed hesitant but I was so convinced by our sales person that I told him I would handle all of it and I would make sure they’re rented out. At no point did he say “no, I don’t want to do this”. He just kept saying it would bury us if we didn’t get the units rented out. Well, we (both) signed the papers and purchased the upgrade. To make a very long story slightly shorter, I received no response from the sales person who promised to help me when I went to list the extra units, I taught myself all about using the sites to list the units, I eventually did get them all rented out and the amount I earned back covers all but about $1000 of the mortgage payments for this entire year. He seemed okay for the first few weeks after the purchase but then it must’ve hit him like a ton of bricks. He says everything he’s worked for is gone. We’re never going to be able to build a house because now we have this extra $800 monthly payment. He’s worked so hard to get tenure (he’s a professor) and it was all for nothing. He blames me. He says he didn’t want to buy the upgrade, he says he told me over and over. We bought the upgrade in March. He seemed okay until April. Then he was angry and I could tell he was pulling away and he told me he needed some time and he wouldn’t just be okay with it right away. Then he seemed okay again over Mother’s Day weekend but I guess that was just a show to not ruin that day for me. He has been distant, we hardly talk at all, he seems completely annoyed by me all the time, I feel like such an idiot. He hasn’t so much as given me a hug in 3-4 weeks now. I feel like I’m walking on eggshells all the time. All of our communication is short. I’m trying to give him the time he requested to deal with his thoughts on the matter, but in the meantime I feel like I’m an unwanted roommate. I just don’t know what to do. I’m going to get in touch with a therapist through my employer’s EAP program next week to try to talk some things out. I just feel so sad, lonely, stupid, lost. #Depression #sad #lonely

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Engaged and struggling

I have depression, anxiety and ptsd. I am also a recovering alcoholic. 3 years ago I went to a 60 day center for treatment for my depression and anxiety and I stopped drinking. In December my boyfriend of 6 years proposed. I am getting married in July.
So many things to plan and do my anxiety is through the roof and my depression is really kicking in, I don’t want to leave the house or see anyone.
I feel like I am bringing people down, I also feel like getting married and celebrating in my 40’s is silly, I really feel judged. Even though I have no reason to feel that way.
#Depression #sad

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