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    Depression, loneliness, what should I do?

    All my family are dead and I feel very alone and no cares whether I live or die! I have chronic renal failure and no one would want me. My doctors have placed me in the too hard basket. My extended family don't want anything to do with me. When my father died they did not comfort me and just asked for the psych team. I went home that night on my own and have been alone ever since. I have incontinence problem which isolates me. Don't know what to do. If this is life, they can have it!
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    Savita Ghanshyam

    Psychotherapist

    Your depressive thoughts seem to relate more to your incontinence as you feel you have been isolated because of it. The Continence Foundation of Australia provides a range of services to people suffering from renal problems. They also have an online support forum, resource centre and financial assistance. .You can visit their website or phone them.  You will find you are not alone in this and consider joining a group with similar problems and have your own support network. You can access a group via community services list of your area.  I sincerely hope you find this information useful.

  • Renee Mill

    Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist

    Empowering people is my passion and life work. I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for over thirty years. I have … View Profile

    You are truly alone and feel isolated. Isolation, and lack of human contact, lead to depression. No wonder you think that life sucks.

    However, you do have choices. In the age of the internet, it is possible to connect with  others and not be alone despite your physical limitations. 

    Making a choice to respond differently is difficult and you may need a psychologist to assist you with your depression and motivation. Again, technology today makes it possible for you to have therapy at home utilising Skype.  

    I sincerely hope that you connect with  others via the web as it will literally transform your mood and your life. Good luck!

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