I used to have severe problems with depression, it is much alleviated now. I will say that through my treatment and hospitalization I never posted about it on social media. I knew that people in my social circle were talking crap about me, I heard some things said and their behavior toward me was strange. They were pricks anyway and I'm not reallly concerned anymore. However I never said one thing on social media. I never wanted people to know my private information, that I was having major employment and relationship issues, or how bad it really was. The thought of having that online mortified me. It's not like people who knew me couldn't tell something was wrong anyway.
That said, there are some people from my support group (that I don't attend much anymore) who post incessantly about their ECT treatments, every thought that runs through their heads, their lustful cravings, etc. One is a person who I don't hang out with personally, but whose angst revolves around the transitional surgery from one gender to another. I don't have anything against this, but this is a biological man (who identifies as a woman) To be clear, (she) has started pursuing me...(she) posts online about "craving" and "coveting" young women. (one of these is me, ahem). To make matters worse, she is quite mentally ill, so every post that comes through is about "poor me I keep getting rejected by women," and that she is "going to ECT treatment, this will help her...and I know my woman is out there somewhere..." In other words, if you reject me, I will kill myself. This seems to be the pattern. I don't like this at all. It's like if I don't give her a call I am going to be the cause of the downfall. I went to the support group to help myself, not be held hostage by someone who is desperately suicidal. Plus this scares me to no end. She started coming to my woman's group. But, 'she' is big enough to be a linebacker!! I feel threatened and find this very intimidating, especially when SHE is making eyes at me across the room! I want to cut HER off of facebook but I don't want the screaming drama.
The second person is always posting about "joining God" because he never holds a job and is asking money for rent. Has anyone here ever felt threatened, intimidated, or frightened by a suicidal person? I feel like it's a weapon being used and a guilt trip. Given my own experience with being suicidal, you think I would be more understanding, but I am not. I see it as a threat.
It's been nearly five months since my wife moved out, nearly three since any employment prospects dried up, and two since the entire world went into isolation. At 51, this is the most difficult time I've ever experianced in life. I'm completely and totally alone, and the worst part about it is that I feel powerless to pull myself out of it. I would love to go to work everyday and socialize with...
I keep on ruminating on past things. It happens more in times of mental inactivity meaning it's been in overdrive during this lockdown. I keep on thinking back to embarassing interactions/situations. I am not good with socialising and have been in many an awkward situation because of it. A lot of these things are very minor and are things which most normal people would easily disregard or even...