Humans are social beings, and we spend a vast amount of our lives socialising. But what happens when depression gets in the way of your social interactions? Do you feel as though depression can make you feel lonelier? You might see your friends, family members, and colleagues having a good time mingling with each other, but you might not feel the same way. You would rather isolate yourself from the world because why blend in with others who just don't get you? Maybe you might feel as though your social circles are getting smaller and your relationships are struggling to stay active as you get used to the familiar feeling of being lonely. But the right approach can help you tackle depression and loneliness. Join us, as we find new strategies to face our loneliness, through this interactive session.
Going through a mental health challenge can make you feel isolated and afraid, among many other things. I remember feeling this way when I was in a difficult place, and that's when I signed up for a buddy circle at HiO. Although I was scared at first, that changed to relief and a sense of hope. The buddy circle reminded me that I'm not completely alone in my journey; help and company is always an arm's reach away :')
Buddy Circle serves exactly what it promises! I remember being a little nervous about my first session, but as you see people open up one by one and you relate with other's struggles, it feels like you're a part of a community, and you can really understand each other. What I liked about the buddy circle was that it always provides us with a learning strategy, something to take back and implement in your everyday life.