Hi all, I am new here- my name is Katie and I have a history of anxiety and depression that I am trying to deal with without medication (I had a rough go with Xanax for a few years and prefer to stay away). I do not have any support system- I have a very poor relationship with my parents and family who offer no emotional support (they live in the same state but we rarely speak and it has been this way since I was 17). I am financially on my own and have been for 11 years which causes a lot of stress at times. I have a few close friends but find them to be unreliable when I really need someone whether it is just a listening ear or actual help with a task/errand/etc. This makes it tough for me to put myself out there or ask for help when I really need it because it’s such a disappointment and a feeling that I am not worthy of support. I feel like everyone I know has a great relationship with their family but there has to be someone out there who knows what it feels like to cope completely on your own. Anyone in the same boat?