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I’ve lost all my family. NO one knows if I’m still here or not. I have heart trouble, several health issues and desperately trying to keep my head above water financially too. Been to therapy; makes me more blue. Not going back that way. Can’t change the issue of missing my loved ones. Meds have made health conditions worse or more complicated. I don’t think you have an answer for me that I haven’t poured myself into, but thought I’d try. Thank you.

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Thank you for reaching out to us here at PsychCentral. I understand how lonely and isolating it can be without your family. Yet there are many other people out there who may be willing to connect. It sounds like therapy and medicine haven’t given you the shift you were hoping for, but what has happened is that you have learned you can reach out with the Internet. Your email to us is an indication that you have hope and willingness.

I will encourage you to continue in this vein with our free online support forums. They are a start for connecting, and may give you some relief from th isolation. Many people can relate to your situation and I encourage you to connect here.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Retired and disabled

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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