- Too little people contact. Everyone needs a certain amount of social interaction to feel happy and content (even introverts). If you don’t get enough people contact, it’s natural to feel sad, lonely, and even depressed. Even if you’re anxious around certain people, hopefully there are at least a few people with whom you feel comfortable. Make sure you rely on them for support.
And if there aren’t? What then? the double whammy of social anxiety and depression often means no of course. I only have one friend who has anxiety themself and who lives in another city. One email now and then does not help that much to be honest. As mentioned a million times before trying to connect with other people online has proved quite disastrous and only increases feeling of being not good enough and hated as almost all people are mind numbingly judgemental and ignore me. This idea its all paranoia or all in our head is complete crap. Its happens. Depressed and anxious people are terrible at making banter even online so people dont want to know them especially when they find out they are long term unemployed. Humour is so important in making friends and getting a relationship and with depression its almost impossible to tell jokes when you are desperate inside. Age is another factor and despite many people over 40 still have anxiety the internet seems to be youth obsessed with anxiety forums having special sections for the over 30’s as if you are ancient.