So many mental health sites etc. seem to take it for granted that we have the support of family. I was an only child, and both parents are dead. I'm 67. I have a few cousins. I hear from, and occasionally see one - my next of kin - at Christmas, others just send cards. I've never had a date, let alone been married and had children.
Theoretically the 'church family' should be a help, but most are married with children, and people who are retired but not disabled seem to be invisible. Even the leaders often have little understanding of depression and anxiety. I do a little voluntary work, and quite a bit on the computer.
Does anyone else find this a problem?