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Hi All, I’m new to the group. I believe I have had mild depression for a long time. The past nine months has escalated it. I have had health issues, and my job of 20 years was relocated out of state. I ended up retiring sooner than planned. I am having a very difficult time adjusting to retirement. I also find it’s becoming easy to lose myself in alcohol. That was what made me take this step. After a set routine for so long, I feel lost and isolated. I live alone with no family close by. I know what I need to do to reverse this. I just don’t know where to start. Sometimes I just want a hug and someone to lean on for a little while. Thanks for listening.

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I'm sorry you're having a difficult time. Welcome to the site by the way! Are you able to volunteer anywhere in your area? I'm here for you, wishing you peace of mind & nothing but the best! Love & Hugs!!!

Sorry to hear that you stopped working and are having a hard time with all your free time now. It is understandable that you would feel depressed when you were used to working and dealing with people every day. I am not working due to disability and have to structure my own day. It is good to come up with projects so that you have something to work on. I hope that you can develop a plan to start a "to do" list so that you will feel like you have accomplished your goals.

Hootiegirl in reply to Ann10

Thanks Ann10. My friend uses to-do lists all the time and has been after me to start making them. I just need to do it! I feel better today because I got a good nights sleep. That’s helped a lot.

I think sometimes we are so used to a routine, that we forget what all more we can offer. Retirement does not have to be a bad thing, if anything look at it as a way to seek new ventures. Volunteering perhaps? Mentoring?

Alcohol is not a good outlet 😞 it is a depressant and kinda leaves you stuck.

I see the doggie, if you find joy in pets there are plenty of shelters that can use an extra hand. There can be a step to interact with other people and you might be surprise of the kind souls out there willing to hand an ear or even a hug.

Wish you the best, and know that you are not alone. Even though you might feel lonely, know there is a community going through the same motions trying to figure out ways to come out of the uhmp moods.


Thanks E&B for responding.

I'm glad to hear it. Getting the sleep you need is important.

Hi, I'm suffering from the same, I'm scouring this site for help/advice. How are you doing now?

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