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This forum folder is for people who are looking for friends to correspond with about depression, to share hopes and fears, to offer each other support. As always, use caution in your online friendships. You can meet many wonderful people, but there are also those who do not have your best interests at heart. Common sense should prevail.
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February 21, 2007 at 8:39 am
(1) S Wolf says:

I wouldn’t mind to correspond with someone who has depression or bipolar disorder. I had been diagnosed with both about 17 years ago and it went into full remission since 2000. I still am very careful with my lifestyle. I am male and 44 years old and married with no children. I teach in a high school in NJ. If anyone wants to correspond, they can do so through this forum or by email. teacas@gmail.com

Thank you.
Sincerely,
S Wolf
NJ

June 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm
(2) joylor says:

The only therapy is pairing people that have similiar problems together.

February 25, 2007 at 8:47 am
(3) Ramesh Khanal says:

I have problem of depression. In my childhood I am not encouraged to play games and enjoy but I am always enforced to study hard and be dicsiplined. I always feel sad and I worry about those things which I do not have. Contact me at zhapalie72@yahoo.com if you like to make me a pen pal

February 26, 2007 at 10:57 am
(4) leonard says:

I like to correspond with someone who is depressive or has been depressed. I’m in a depression for a year now. Sometimes i feel hopeless, sometimes not.
I’m dutch man of 44 so forgive my bad English

February 26, 2007 at 11:01 am
(5) leonard says:

My e-mailadress: incisief@hotmail.com

March 1, 2007 at 7:08 am
(6) j m says:

I have been a sufferer from Depression. I have also been in Bipolar Disorder. I don’t know why one c’dn’t diagnose this disorder resulting in multiplication of pproblems relating to health,finance,relationships etc. Anybody suffering from these psychiatric problems and the treatment taken, is welcome to correspond the undersigned.

j m :india

February 4, 2009 at 11:48 am
(7) Steve says:

Would love to have someone to correspond with – I am 43yo, professional, have major depressive disorder with anxiety issues (GAD and panic). Any emails are welcome, men or women! Steve Gorrell, lostsoul65@gmail.com

February 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm
(8) TJ says:

Has anyone been able to come completely out of a depression? I went from being a very active individual to a “slug”. The best I can say now is that I’m a functional “slug”. It takes almost all I can do to accomplish the simplest task, e.g., sweeping the floor. I’ve been the therapy and drug route. I am still occasionally suicidal and even got rid of the .38 revolver I owned out of fear of actually using it.
Thanks

February 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm
(9) Elizabeth says:

I am a 24 year old college student whose anxiety disorder has turned into agoraphobia and depressiom. I am suffering in silence because people do not understand. I would love a pen pal, on with instant messenger and alot of time on their hand would be ideal but I am up for any help. Contact me at kellysocute@yahoo.com

February 6, 2009 at 3:32 am
(10) robbyj bridwell says:

i have been in a major depression for about 6 years now
i have days that are good but for the most part i am not funtional
i would love to exchange emails with any fellow sufferers
my emails is robb65@bellsouth.net

February 6, 2009 at 9:51 pm
(11) robbie says:

i am a very depressed male and have no friends, no support, no social outlets.
I have contemplated suicide recently don’t know where to turn. first and foremost I am a gay male and can’t find any support even from them.

July 9, 2011 at 2:37 am
(12) Paul says:

Hi Robbie, I can assure you that what your are feeling is pretty normal for someone with bipolar and no it is not a disorder as such. It means you have to manage your illness and take a step to happiness and yes it is achievable. I don’t know enough about the situation you are in and yes I do know the suicide feelings of it all. Crisis lines are helpful until you get an action plan together to accentuate your life and live life like you have never done. Much light. Paul

August 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm
(13) Tyler says:

Dude I am not gay but I am 14 and bro i will be your friend…if u need somebody i can help u bubba.

February 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm
(14) Jeong eun says:

I have bipolar disorder so sometimes i’m suffer with depression and mania. Sometimes I’m o.k. But It’s hard for me to go to school, relate with friends and so on… I need friends and I’d like to correspond with penpal. I’m 23 korean girl and want snail penpal…

February 23, 2011 at 2:32 am
(15) thomas says:

i love you

August 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm
(16) Craig says:

It can get better, I have bipolar disorder and have difficulty with cycling emotions, when I have the proper Meds I do much better. Never give up hope if you care to email my address is Craig.brickel@gmail.com

February 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm
(17) Jeong eun says:

oh, I forgot my e-mail ad : edenne@hanmail.net

February 18, 2009 at 5:33 am
(18) Ronny Lee says:

Sounds like we all in the same boats.
Anyway….depression is something that i also have to deal with.
Male 27 from Indonesia here. Looking for friends to shares thought by email.
outlaw_sol2002@yahoo.com

February 22, 2009 at 5:26 pm
(19) Ed says:

I would like to have someone to correspond with. I am a 26 year old male from Minnesota. My e-mail address is: estahlmann@hotmail.com … I am currently going through a separation from my wife of 3 years, and have my moments of depression & anxiety. If you have an opportunity to talk, I’d love to talk to you!

March 24, 2009 at 8:09 am
(20) Z says:

I am 27..I have been diagnosed with both Bi-polar and sever depression.. The funny thing is that many people think I am the happiest man alive.. I spend most of my time alone and just blank. I hate all people and just can’t bother give them a chance. Ur not alone buddy.. I understand you and so do all of the good people here

June 24, 2009 at 10:48 am
(21) Kay Middleton says:

I am 56 years old and have suffered from depression all my life. I was feeling really good for awhile, but now seem to have really crashed and am trying to pull out of it. I do not have a computer at home anymore and would like to correspond with people snail mail. I would like to hear other people’s experiences and how they cope. Kay Middleton, 227 Waddell Circle, Oak Ridge TN 37830

May 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm
(22) Cindi says:

Hi, I live in Mississippi, but I grew up right below Oak Ridge in Coalfield. I lived in Oak Ridge for awhile.
Your post is old, so I am just writing now to see if you are still looking for a penpal.

October 6, 2011 at 5:21 am
(23) sal says:

i live in bedfordshire england and am looking for a penpal, i have had depression all my married life
please write back

August 27, 2009 at 4:36 am
(24) Pete says:

Hi, I’m a 20 year old uni student from Australia. I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life really, although its only recently that I have viewed it in terms of an illness. I would like to find a pen pal just to talk to and be my friend. Maybe even send real letters in the mail. (I love real letters). Would anyone want to be talk to me?

September 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm
(25) Al says:

Hi Pete, I understand what you are going through, I have been depressed for several years. I too need someone to talk too. Send me a message if you want to chat or talk. Al

October 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm
(26) Marissa says:

I have been depressed for the past 3 years, and have been cutting for the past 2. I would love to have someone to talk who can relate. So please feel free to email me at flute_luver@yahoo.com. I am a 16 year old female.
-Marissa

October 14, 2009 at 1:37 am
(27) Chelsey says:

hi, I am a 19 year old female diagnosed with bi polae, I’d really love to talk to somebody around the same ago and disease contact me at floralspandies@hotmail.com I’d rather send real letters rather than emails

November 25, 2009 at 1:38 pm
(28) jen says:

hi im 22 years old and am having a really bad time at the moment, could really do with someone to talk to who understands how bad i am feeling.thanks

December 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm
(29) Michiko says:

I am a 24 year old girl who suffered from bipolar disorder and panic attacks. I have no friends and feel very lonely. I am looking for someone to talk to. In this weighted world…I am robbed of my heart. My email is whisperingwings@gmail.com

December 14, 2009 at 10:13 pm
(30) Berenice says:

I’m a 22 yr old mom/student/wife that struggles with bipolar disorder. I would love to have someone i can tell everything because sometimes I cant tell my psychiatrist every single little thing. My family knows that I am bipolar but no one knows that I still struggle with it. I would love a pen pal preferably around my age and gender Berenice214@hotmail.com

December 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm
(31) Jenny says:

Hi Im Jenny Im 14 years old I Live In Califorina and I Will Like to Talk 2 someone my age or around my age 2 see was up and meet new people….

September 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm
(32) Jessie says:

Hi Jenny, I live in New York. I think I’m the same age as you. Right now I’m 15, my bdays the 19th of this month. If were not, your probably older than me. Anyway I would love to move to LA after highschool for acting career. I myself am depressed, I’m suicidal and I’m not sure if I have a bi polar disorder or if its just Suicidal mood swings. Ive been so for awhile and I love writing. I don’t have any “real” friends, and I don’t really get along with family. So I figure getting a pen pal would be awesome. This would be my 1st time. Hope you or anyone who’s interested replies. Email: Garrettsbabeforever@yahoo.com

December 30, 2009 at 11:34 pm
(33) Laura says:

Hello! I’m Laura. I have bipolar type 1 with psychotic features. I’m 26, married, sober, and I live in IL. I prefer to stay positive and live in the solution rather than living in the problem. I’d really love to talk with another bipolar woman to bounce life stuff back and forth. My email is Came2believe1101@aol.com

January 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm
(34) Tara says:

Hi! I’m a pre-teen for the past couple of months I’ve been noticing that I’ve been getting symptoms of depression. I’m afraid to tell my parents, but I really want help. I can’t drive or call a doctor due to my age, so I’ve just been waiting for my parents to notice my symptoms so I can be happy again without them doubting me and mocking me. I’ve been begging for someone to talk to, so would anyone like to email me?
tkssnr@gmail.com

January 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm
(35) Tara says:

Sorry for my bad grammar, I meant, ‘I’m a pre-teen, for the past couple months I’ve been noticing…’

February 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm
(36) dometria says:

Im a 16 year old girl and ive noticed that I have been having symptoms of depression.I really need someone to talk to. Im afraid to tell my mother because i dont know if she’d understand.So, if anyone would like to talk to me or give advice,I would really appreciate it. please?????????

February 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm
(37) Anne says:

Hello, my name is Anne, I’m 29, and I suffer from agoraphobia. I have been housebound for awhile now and could really use some new connections. I live in Texas and would love to here from anyone from anywhere. I hope to hear from you soon. Please email me at chicnwhite@aol.com

March 6, 2010 at 10:36 am
(38) Gary says:

I am 42 and have suffered from GAD and depression since my teens. Would love someone to talk to through the tough times and to share ideas etc. Very very low right now. Thanks to anyone Gary

March 13, 2010 at 2:13 am
(39) Raven says:

Hey, Im 14 and ive been feeling depressed since around December. I really need someone to talk to.

March 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm
(40) Avril says:

Hi, My names Avril i’m 23 and have suffered with depression sicne i was 16, i’m probably at my worst now and looking for someone whom i can hope one day to call a friend and just to talk to, my email is avrilslater@btinternet.com Hope to speak to someone soon x

April 16, 2010 at 9:47 pm
(41) kat says:

Hi,

My name is Kat. I’m 48, and suffer from both manic-depression and slight agoraphobia. I live in Georgia and used to be a radio announcer and sky-diver. Would love to make some friends who understand what I live with. Email me at khat62@hotmail.com

April 18, 2010 at 5:32 am
(42) Hayley says:

I’m Hayley I’m 25 and I suffer from Clinical depression. I take medication and have had one suicide attempt and I used to self harm.
I am doing well but have my down days.
I would like to correspond with someone close to my age, male or female.

hayley.7@hotmail.co.uk

April 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm
(43) nigel says:

hi just split with my wife who is addicted to a computer game, plays it 16 – 18 hours every day and is in total denial, it has left me deeply depressed and short of adults to talk with, im a male aged 52 and wanting to go back onto anti depressants but holding back would love to chat,

April 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm
(44) Shahar says:

i’m shahar and i’m 15, and i suffer from clinical depression(i noticed it first about 2.3 years ago).
i’m suicidal, and tried overdose about a month ago. i’m currently hospitalized, and i really want to talk to someone, who has/had it. i can help and advice others as well.
my e-mail: shaharh123@gmail.com

April 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm
(45) Shahar says:

i’m shahar i’m 15, and i suffer from clinical depression(i noticed it first about 2.3 years ago).
i’m suicidal, and tried overdose about a month ago. i’m currently hospitalized, and i really want to talk to someone, who has/had it. i can help and advice others as well.
my e-mail: shaharh123@gmail.com

May 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm
(46) Zyanya says:

I am 16 years old and have been sexually and emotionally abused I battle depression an just wish there was someone to talk with me that knows what it’s like….. Can help with others too.. Email me at beatles_junkie13@yahoo.com

May 25, 2010 at 2:48 pm
(47) Charlyne says:

I totally agree with the description of “getting up every day, plstering on a smile and pretending life is grand”. I cry myself home because I am so depressed, medications don’t work on me so I took myself off them. I have even been treated for saying I want to kill myself. Any other help out there?

June 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm
(48) Lléonce says:

Hi everyone. I am a 17 year old suffering from avoidant personality disorder of 4 years along with depression. I am a very lonely person and would enjoy to have someone to email with that suffers from the same type of problems as I. Anyone may contact me, thank you for your time.

June 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm
(49) Lléonce_ says:

My email: hyeungi@live.com

June 11, 2010 at 8:01 am
(50) pam pam says:

Hi everyone.
My name’s Sam, I’m 29 and British. I had depression in 2007 and thought I’d managed to beat it but the demons came back and I’ve been back on medication since Christmas. I have a supportive family and partner but I don’t want to hurt them with my pain. I’d love have a pen pal, anyone from anywhere who really understands this feeling of impending doom that hangs over me. I hope to help each other on this journey x
samsingh1@hotmail.com

June 14, 2010 at 8:52 am
(51) adrianallen says:

I am feeling without hope and completely heartbroken, have suffered on and off with depression for years and am worse i’ve been due to breakdown a week ago of my 3 and a half year relationship with younger partner who was bipolar, there had been some physical abuse from him which i believe to be my fault, some of it extreme from him such as strangling me to near unconsciousness, suffocating with cushions, blows to my head, biting, but this violence was not part of his bipolar, there were times he would be sweet and nice, makes it all the more heartbreaking, but he often recently said he never really wanted to be with me. He left me a previous time two years ago, then was half regretting it and i asked him back. He has blown hot and cold in and out of love with me before, this time it was more prolonged, there had been flashes of aggression even two years ago but recently it had become more frequent and extreme, and he sometimes said he never wanted to be an abusive boyfriend but that i turned him that way. I did do my best to make him happy, we went on two long-haul holidays last year, was his carer as well with medication and that, and he also has a very difficult and volatile family who were often mentally and verbally abusive to me. But i often swallowed my pride and had his family back in my life, even when he said he didn’t want to. He’s gone back to that family now, making up stories about me and blaming me for everything, keeps leaving messages telling me how he’s better and stronger without me. I feel the recent moments of warmth and romantic comments from him were either acted or he was kidding himself, he one minute wanted me all the time with him, didn’t want loads of other activities or people, the next he wanted his own separate life, which isn’t really a relationship, and was potentially on verge of cheating on me, which was just way he became previous time he left, though the physical abuse was so much worse this time, was becoming twice a week or so. I feel alone, i cannot return to that flat we lived together, the memories of sharing the home with someone who i thought loved me and who i loved more than life itself, and the other awful memories of the violence and abuse and stress. His cpn nurse who always saw me with daniel as his carer has not even bothered to contact me, he will be saying that as i’m no longer with daniel he cannot talk to me. I feel heartbroken, i feel if i had done some things differently it would have all been better, i feel guilty myself, angry with him, alone, there is no hope for me. I’m staying at my mum’s, she is being supportive and concerned but she does get frustrated or upset with me at times, i feel each day i may end up ending my own life. I feel the most depressed and upset and without hope that i ever have in my life. I am not scared to die.

June 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm
(52) Squeaky Mouse! says:

Yo! I’m a squeaking Mouse! Female, 45 from the UK & have suffered serious depression since I was 8. I was on anti-depressants years ago & had a brilliant Psychiatrist but found being with depressive people made me depressed! I was single & no-one gave a hoot if I topped myself. At 42 I married & am basically very happy & my hubby is an absolutely lovely man but being over-run at work for a month-tiredness & exhaustion-made me all depressed again. I’ve not told my hubby but had suicidal ideas again. I have a hubby, a Mouse & 2 Rats I adore, but I’m finding it more difficult to get out & do things without being in tears again!Can you contact me through this site? First time on here for me! Good luck to you all. Squeaky Mouse.

June 24, 2010 at 7:47 am
(53) Squeaky Mouse! says:

Hello it’s Squeaky Mouse again!
You can contact me on: mouseratz@live.co.uk
Cheers.

July 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm
(54) Girl of shadows says:

Hey! I’m the Girl of Shadows, a 13 year old from the United States. I’m looking for someone to talk to that’s around my age. I love technology, music and video games. I’ve been struggling with bipolarity since I was about 8, and have tried to kill myself 3 times(I suppose I’m lucky?). I’m also a bit of a schizo. But I’m learning to get through the hard times, and I’d love to help out another struggling person. Contact me at darkness_2468@yahoo.com .
~Looking to break the stereotype~

July 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm
(55) Lisa Monaghan says:

Hey everyone, i love writting letters and would love to speak to anyone who just wants someone to talk to, let their anger, hurt, feelings out with someone. I like writting real letters, so pete id love to write to you. I hate reading how some of you want to end your life, and i sincerley would love to be your friend and help you in any way i can. im 20 years old, female, Lisa, from Uk. email me iloveshanerichie4eva@hotmail.com LOL sorry about email!

July 28, 2010 at 6:01 am
(56) Alex James says:

hi evryone my name is Alex, i dont feel confidence withmyself and i feel ugier than any person ive met. Im 20 years old, male and gay. Please dont judge me, life for me is lonely and very upsetting. Im not very good looking and i feel like everyone my age is better looking than me and all breezing through life and im stuck suffering, i cant concentrate in work cause all i hear is love and i never seem to get any. im tall and too skinny and look like a nerd. i would like to talk to someone and share our pain, men and women are welcome to talk to me, im very friendly and non judgemetal, i smoke weed to disguise the pain and lonliness and i feel more lonely than ever

July 28, 2010 at 6:06 am
(57) alex james says:

my name is alex im from new zealand and i suffr major depression. I dont feel good looking at all, and evryone i know is breezing through life with partners and im stuck all alone with no one ever wantng to go out with me. im tall and skinny and hate my looks, im also gay and i always wish i was born styraight, maybe life would be less lonely and painful. ive been called ugly my whole life and been laughed at as a hysterical joke, i contemplate suicide a lot and it hurts, life is so miserable and i feel like giving up, i live in a communit where all the boys are very good looking and even my friends are naturally good looking, good body, face ect and im stuck with my ugly face, i would like to talk to someone to open up bout all the lonely things i have suffered, please help me

July 28, 2010 at 6:09 am
(58) alex james says:

sorry its me again, my email is originalalex18@ymail.com

August 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm
(59) Candice says:

I’d like to have someone to talk to, I’ve had depression for maybe over two years now, I also have a bit of a bipolar issue and anxiety problems. I come with baggage but if you’d like to talk through e-mail or letters, I’m here. My e-mail is c_segee@hotmail.com. Feel free to message me.

August 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm
(60) William says:

i would love to help people with depression out just give me an email wdthomas.washington@gmail.com

August 17, 2010 at 6:11 am
(61) Leaha says:

my names Leaha Im 17 yrs old and female from canada. i’ve been suffering from depression and anxiety for the last year or so. i need someone to talk to cause i have no to talk to that gets me my family thinks i should just snap out of this phase im going through and grow up. im so confused about everything right now. at this moment all i want to do is die or disappear. heres my email address leaha_0o0_mckay@live.com

August 28, 2010 at 10:45 am
(62) Beth says:

Im a 16 year old female from uk
i suffer from severe depression and anxiety and selfharm ive had four serious suicide attmempts. I would love to talk to someone preferably pen and paper?
You can contact me on betneyb@googlemail.com

September 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm
(63) dave47n63 says:

Seems like all of us depressive types could benefit from some type of IRC “internet relay chat” forum anyone knowing of same please post a link Please, Thank You Regards from Dave

daveaustintx@clear.net

October 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm
(64) helpingu says:

OKAY EVERYONE, WHATEVER YOU DO DONT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON THIS SITE OPENLY!! ASSHOLE SCAM PEOPLE TAKE THESE AND TRY AND SCAM YOU FOR MONEY, THEY EMAIL YOU PRETENDING TO BE FRIENDLY SO PLEASE BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS WHEN RECEIVING UNKOWN AND FRIENDLY EMAILS CAUSE SCAM PEOPLE ARE VERY GOOD AT LYING AND SEDUCING YOU FOR MONEY

October 20, 2010 at 12:14 am
(65) Dave says:

ive been reading through these and id like to help anyone who needs to talk to someone. My ex suffered from depression and self harmed. She also had 2 suicide attempts before we met. We aint together anymore but we still talk because she thinks im a good listener. You can talk to me about anything. Whether its about hobbies or even if you just need to let off some steam then il be here for you. There is no need for you to think your alone. And i will always reply to you. Wish there was more i could do. Anyway, if you do want to contact me then my email address is d.colton858@btinternet.com

October 28, 2010 at 8:37 am
(66) Patrick says:

Hi there everyone, I’ve been reading all the comments and want to put my email out there for anyone who needs to talk. I’m pretty much the same as Dave as my ex has depression, anorexia, anxiety and is suicidal. I am a good listener and will try my best to help you with anything, even if it is something in general. So yeah, please guys, if you are going through depression, please contact me at pjtripodi@hotmail.com and I’ll pretty much reply straight away as my phone is always with me, take care guys :)

Regards

November 1, 2010 at 6:57 am
(67) Elly says:

Hello,
Need a friend. I’m 50 yrs old and very depressed. Lost my best friend….my mother to cancer 4 yrs ago. I’m lonely, tired and find it hard to go on with life. I have no one except my father. I just need someone who would want to be my friend, who understands me. I have my animals…thank god for them….but I need human contact. My email address is le4legs@aol.com. I live in the US (Oregon)

November 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm
(68) dH1987 says:

Hey, i am looking for somebody who understands about depression, having been there yourself or no someone who has. im 23 female fom uk
Today i made the first step to accepting i need help.
3 months ago my older sister dyed in my arms and ive felt numb ever sinse. I lock myself away in my house while my partner goes to work, i wait for her to come back before i attempt to go outside and i dont wanna go down the route of depending on her, feel as to ive lost all my independence, confidence and self worth. unable to grieve.
Anyone who wants to share troubles please email me as im a good listener as well as talker
dleanne15@hotmail.com

November 12, 2010 at 11:06 am
(69) Becky says:

Hi, just in response to the post about an IRC.

http://www.depression-understood.com is an alright one, lots of rules there though, so read up a bit before you go in.

Its the first hit on Google, so…

December 5, 2010 at 10:25 am
(70) dj says:

Hey my name is DJ, I’m a 22 year old male not diagnosed with depression; however, I do believe I’m starting the trend that I’ve seen in my family. I work in mental health as management, so that makes it all the harder to talk to anyone. I feel like i should know how to deal with it. Sometimes a nice job, decent wage, and nice car does not bring happiness…wondering if anyone else has this problem…shoot me an email!

December 15, 2010 at 10:50 am
(71) Abi says:

Hi all, i’m Abi, i’m 21 and currently training to be a mental health nurse. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 6 months ago, but have felt ‘unwell’ since i was 15. I also suffer with severe anxiety. All my college peers are surprisingly judgemental and not very kind at all. Most of my friends have turned their backs on me. I would love someone to write to and share experiences with. Feel free to email me at; abee5320012001@hotmail.com :)

December 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm
(72) julia says:

hi im 18 years old and suffer from depression and anxienty attacks! i really would like someone to email with for support. some days its hard for me to get out of bed. a few emails from a pen pal would make the difference and someone to talk to and share stories would be great email me at ju_jucandy@yahoo.com

January 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm
(73) Leah says:

Hey Everyone.

I’m Leah and I’m from Wales. 19 YO.
I’d prefer to write to someone as the experience is more personal when it’s in letter form. October 2010, I was placed in a secure unit for three months after a suicide attempt. While I was there I did attempt suicide several times, but as it was a pysch unit I was always found. I also self harm, it’s been a coping method for years now but the last few months it’s been turning into my secret addiction. It’s getting harder and harder to find a reason to keep going and not give up. I’m not ready to post or talk about the reason I so stongly feel suicide is y only way out, maybe in time I’ll be able to accept my unfortunate past, maybe not.

Anyone from the UK interested in writing letters, sharing experiences and looking for comfort or wanting to reach out, I could sure use it and wouldn’t hesitate to take your hand in helping me. Shoot me and email, chic_wales@yahoo.co.uk

January 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm
(74) Paul says:

Hi, I’m 41, live in the UK and have suffered from depression and social anxiety ever since I was a teen. I find it really hard to talk about my problems as much as I struggle in social situations. So if this sounds familiar and you wanna chat and share experiences, ups and downs, then I would be happy to hear from you.
Paul

February 17, 2011 at 10:13 am
(75) wendy says:

Dear Paul,

Hi my name is Wendy and i suffer from depression anxirty and panic attacks and i thought i would drop you a line.

i also live in the UK in Kent.

February 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm
(76) Paul says:

Hi Wendy, would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email me at yadster at hotmail.co.uk
ttfn
Paul

March 20, 2011 at 8:12 am
(77) lostgirl says:

my hearts torn, the guy said he’ll love me forever and ever then hurt me so so bad, i cryed so much my best friend was in tears coz i was and she couldnt help me at all. i got into self harming which actually did help a little but i hated doing it. Ive thought about suicide alot lately would tears come from his eyes if i die? probably not. I must be really ugly why boys hurt me, its not fun living like this, not at all):

June 4, 2011 at 5:11 pm
(78) sara says:

You have to be truly happy with yourself before you can be happy with another person.

March 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm
(79) caracolsueno says:

Hi,

I’ve had some form of depression since my teen. I’m thirty two now. Even though I’ve been able to function, I’ve always struggled with depression. Over the years I’ve managed to finish school and function at work. I’ve even opened up my circle of friends to include many more people than I previously had. But a huge part of me feels like they just won’t understand what it feels like to not just be sad but to be depressed, anxious, and insecure (to an extreme). Part of me feels really embarrassed to admit these things to them. I feel like they just won’t be able to handle it.

I guess I’m just looking for a bit of support. I know that I’m the only one that can help myself. I’ve been taking pretty gcod care of my diet / health / rest. But it would be really great if I could find someone to correspond with that I can open up to about this.

Thanks,

<3 Caracolsueno

May 23, 2011 at 11:48 am
(80) Jimmy T says:

Hey Caracolsueno,

I understand completely how you feel. I am 32 as well and have been struggling for a long time. I am on my third marriage and still find it hard to talk about things without being embarrased or feeling like I am being childish. I would love to chat if you like. I can be reached at jimmyt2001@gmail.com.

Jimmy T

May 23, 2011 at 11:59 am
(81) Jimmy T says:

If anyone would like to talk I would be willing. Maybe we all just need someone to talk to. I don’t know, willing to try something new. So if anyone would like to my email is jimmyt2001@gmail.com.

May 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm
(82) Cindi says:

Hi, I am looking for some online help as well. I don’t want to take medicine.
I am just writing now to make sure you are still out there.

April 21, 2011 at 12:19 am
(83) Maggie says:

Hi. Would like a pen pal to talk about…….
*depression
*panic attacks
*anxitey
*self harm
and just life.
I am 19, and would love to hear from someone.

Email me here: kalabrat@bellsouth.net
I will write letters too if you want.

May 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm
(84) baldvin says:

hi everyone im 14 year old boy from ice land that needs someone. this problem is very personal, so please email me at thaerofdyrt@hotmail.com any age and gender is fine. and don’t worry, my English is awesome

June 3, 2011 at 1:51 am
(85) nate says:

22 male in Texas. Diagnosed with severe depression. I’ve suffered since jr high. I am a single dad. No one to talk to and feel like i’m in a constant hazy/foggy dream state.
Nathanagalloway@hotmail.com

June 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm
(86) Jackie says:

Hi,

If anyone wants to talk about anxiety and depression then e-mail me. I talk to myself constantly and suffer from anxiety.

jaxiecheeks@yahoo.com

I’m really desperate for someone to talk to freely without the anxiety holding me back.

Thanks.

July 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm
(87) Rutuja says:

email me…i will hear patiently and try my best to solve it…very safe

tecnagreen@yahoo.co.in

August 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm
(88) Nancy says:

I am 44 female from Vancouver, BC. I have had depression for close to 20 years now. The first time was a post partum depression but now in restrospect I think I was somewhat depressed as a teenager too. I have been on medication all this time and tried to go off them but took a big slide into anxiety and panic attacks within two weeks. I guess for a long time I worried about anyone knowing and the stigma that was/is attached sometimes to mental health issues. Anyway, I would like to become pen pals if anyone is interested. I would love to listen and I am kind and understanding.. espeically since this is a big part of my life.

August 11, 2011 at 10:44 am
(89) Jacqui says:

Hello,
If you would like anyone to talk to my email is JJ.91@live.co.uk
I also suffer from depression and anxiety.

October 6, 2011 at 5:15 am
(90) sally says:

hi ,
i am a 48 year old woman , have suffered depression most of my adult life. i am on long term medication.
i would love to be your pen friend, i live in bedfordshire england, i enjoy writing letters so pen to paper would be great
:)

September 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm
(91) Callum says:

I’m 17 and from Manchester, UK. The past few years have been a real struggle for me and been made even harder because I’ve had no one to talk to about it. I find myself being constantly depressed and even frustrated by my inability to turn my life around. I feel like I’m not contributing to life anymore. If anyone would like to make a friend and just talk about anything I would be eternally greatful. I prefer pen and paper as it has a more personal feel, but contact me anyway at callum.kilby1@hotmail.co.uk

January 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm
(92) Albee says:

Living in England, I am male, 75, young at heart, but live alone and am severely depressed. I would very much like to exchange emails with anyone of any age, any sex.

January 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm
(93) albee says:

Sorry I forgot to include my email address. Albeelit@hotmail.com

January 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm
(94) stacey dejean says:

hi my name is stacey and i am depressed. i have been trying to get over something that i di but everyday i walk into school i am constanly reminded of what a complete and uttter idiot i am. no one understands me and i have been having thought of just ending it all. i would love to have a pen pal on hotmail or yahoo to talk to so that i can get alot of this off my chest. i can’t go to anyone else so this would help soooo much. i hope its not too late. MY email: yevghennie@hotmail.com and yevghennie@yahoo.com. thank you in advance!!!!!

February 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm
(95) kathy says:

I am fifty 56 and so tired of never getting ahead. I find myself getting very depression and sometimes I start crying and just can’t stop I was booted from my job of 25 years 5 years ago and now I couldn’t work if I wanted to because of arthritis and ostroarthis and maybe more alments that go with diabetise. I tryed school but what for can’t work anyways

April 11, 2012 at 8:35 am
(96) Lauren says:

I’m 17 and have depression and many anxieties. I would like someone to chat with and I’ll even write letters if you live in the UK. Someone around the same age and I’ll also help you if you need it. I just feel alone and want someone to talk to.
email me at – rankin.lauren@hotmail.co.uk

April 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm
(97) Gavin says:

Hi,

My name is Gavin. I was diagnosed as bipolar when i was 24; I am 29 now. I, also, suffer from panic disorder. I used to live in California and Texas but now I live in Mexico. This has made things harder because I don’t know anyone here and have no one to talk to. I’ve never been a person to have a lot of friends but the ones I had have begun to disappear. I want to meet someone to talk to over email or messenger or whatever. I don’t care about age, sex, etc… Just know that I’m gay and hopefully you’re ok with that. I’m on medications and therapy but nothing seems to help but hopefully having someone to speak to will.
Well, I wish you all the best.

Gavin
P.S. my email is go.garcia3@gmail.com

April 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm
(98) William Duncan says:

50 year old male looking for someone to listen and that I can listen to. Pretty bad shape right now and know it would help to have a friend who has been there. wpdnomad@yahoo.com

May 7, 2012 at 2:54 am
(99) Joanna says:

Hi, I’m 19, I was diagnosed with depression about 8 months ago, i get some anxiety attacks every now and then. I’ve been pretty good at hiding it from just about everyone I know. I managed to tell my sister a little after I found out about it and then told me parents a few months ago. They didn’t handle it every well, its like the elephant in the room but we don’t talk about. More like they pretend it doesn’t exist, and I play along. I feel like I don’t have anyone to talk to about this and its so hard when i feel this alone. I’d really like to talk to someone who has experienced what i am going through right now. jdmcandi@yahoo.com

May 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm
(100) Tina says:

I am a 50 yr. old woman looking for someone with depression problems to correspond with. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, with occasional panic attacks, & sleep apnea. My email is tina_animalover@yahoo.com.

May 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm
(101) Tina says:

Hi Everyone,
I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, with occasional panic nattacks & sleep apnea. Am 5o, single, & live in Pa. Would love to correspond with someone who also has a mental health problem, for support & friendship. Thanks ! :) My email is tina_animalover@yahoo.com

June 7, 2012 at 12:05 am
(102) Shhine says:

Hi, I am a mother of two….and am married to a military man. I have been depressed since I was a young child, (I’m now 28). My life just seems and feels useless on a daily basses. I would love someone to talk to (I have no social life) through instant msg or email.

June 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm
(103) Charlie says:

Hey, my name is Charlotte but people who know me call me Charlie. I’m an 18 year old girl, who lives in the UK in Wales. I have been suffering with depression for 8months after a series of unfortunate events. Lately it’s getting worse and I’m really starting to feel lost. I can’t talk to family, friends or boyfriend cause they don’t understand it so either getting annoyed of me being down or they don’t like to talk about it. I’d really like someone to talk to about it, preferably someone close to my age. I don’t mind writing as a pen pal or emailing, but please someone please get in touch, it would help me so much, tiered of crying at night and not knowing why, other than I feel worthless. My email is… charlie.lee@hotmail.co.uk
Thank you!

June 28, 2012 at 9:23 am
(104) dipali says:

Hello. I am dipali, 19 yrs old. I am looking to correspond with the people who has or is suffering from depression.I could be a good listening ear. I was diagonised with depression when i was 16 yrs old after series of events. This year my medicines has stop. I feel happy now and feel hope.Depression has changed my life attitude towards life. I ‘ve become compassionate person and think about human life and relationships very much.

July 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm
(105) Nocturnal says:

Hi everyone. I’m a female university student, I would like someone to talk to casually, by email. I can get lonely sometimes and sending an email is much easier than calling or talking with someone face to face.
when.the.chimera.cried@hotmail.com is my email, if anyone wants to contact me.

July 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm
(106) benjamin says:

looking for someone to talk to about daily life and coping. 50 years old, grown children, just has ups and downs and would like that one person who can understand and i can help as well. life is challenging enough and sometimes it gets hard to deal with it by yourself. thanks

August 3, 2012 at 8:24 am
(107) Reba says:

Hello
I have Bipolar, Anxiety, & Panic Disorder..What a combo right? Looking to chat by email with others who suffer from the same.” Support is one step closer to overcoming our disease”.

Feel free to email me @ Bernercrazed@aol.com

August 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm
(108) susan says:

Hi, I have had Bipolar for many years now but have never had anyone who suffers the same illness to share problems with. I am looking for a pen pal to talk to to get things off my chest and also help and give advice if needed. If you are intersested please do not hesitate to email me. susanbowmer@hotmail.co.uk . There is not a great deal of chat rooms or support on the web so please dont feel shy to message me. Thankyou.

August 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm
(109) susan says:

hi im 44 and suffer from bipolar. i have up and down days and im looking for some one who is going through the same thing to talk to.

susanbowmer@hotmail.co.uk

August 26, 2012 at 1:03 am
(110) Rebecca says:

I am dealing with uncontrollable thoughts of suicide! I have no friends or family to talk to.

August 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm
(111) Elisa says:

hey rebeca and anyone else who feels the same, I understand what that is like so if you are loking for someone to talk to I would love to help you and be pen pals. my email is elis_890@hotmail.com. message me if you feel like it…

August 28, 2012 at 12:15 am
(112) betsy says:

Hi
I’m 41 yrs old and have had depression for a while now and today I was told that I have Complicated Grief disorder. I’ve lost both of my parents and it has been 5yrs for my dad and a yr for my mom. I’m still having a hard time accepting that they are gone.Would love to have a pen pal that understands what I’m going through and if I hear one more time it’s been long enough get over it and get on with life I’m going to SCREAM!!!!

September 17, 2012 at 10:43 am
(113) Kelly says:

I’m 19 years old, in my second year of college. I’m diagnosed with recurrent chronic major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and anorexia. I’m really struggling right now with feelings of inadequacy and inferiority and frequently have thoughts of suicide. I would love a pen pal to talk to so we could support each other. Please contact me at kschucker@hotmail.com

October 4, 2012 at 9:11 am
(114) Dizzy says:

Hi, I’m 30 years old, more or less happily married, father of two. Although I have never been diagnosed with chronic depression, I’ve been suffering from sudden panic attacks and periodic feelings of deep and mostly inexplicable grief for almost all my life.

I’ve developed a certain mastery when it comes to pretending that nothing is wrong with me, but lately I’ve found it hard to keep all of it under control. I’m right in the middle of it all, life, work, family, but I’m struggling, feeling that my own life’s drowning me. Unfortunately I live in a country that doesn’t provide professional help in a language that would make sense, so I’m trying to find exchange this way. If you think that could work for you too, please contact me at North12613@gmail.com

October 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm
(115) Kaylee says:

I am a 21 year old female. I have been struggling with depression, anxiety, and some other things for a few years now. I recently read a story about Amanda Todd and it kills me that her story didn’t get out till ut was too late. I just want people to know it gets better. It may get worse first but ut does get better. If I could help atleast one person that’s making a difference. I am here I can be that someone if you have no one. You can email me at kayntrav07@gmail.com

November 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm
(116) Alice says:

I’m 34 year old female who’s had depression. I have gone through therapy for many years and have identified what my depression has been about (suffocating fundamentalist religion, dysfunctional family) and am now facing a lot of the anger I have had since I was a child. I have been much better depression-wise in the past year, but now that I’m trying to get out anger I’ve had since I was young, I’ve had listlessness and lack of motivation to do many things. I’m looking for an email-pal (who also has depression or other affect issues) to share back and forth our day-to-day thoughts and ongoing life details and matters. Thank you. alice.curiouse@gmail.com

November 26, 2012 at 10:46 am
(117) Terry says:

Hi Betsy, I have only very recently been diagnosed as depressed and have already made one attempt on my life. I lost my father nearly 20 years ago and I am still nowhere near over it. Also lost my closest brother 5 years ago and still miss him terribly as well. My mum is still alive but she has Altzheimers so a complete set of new problems there. I would have emailed you but you didn’t post your addy so if you (or anyone else) want a pen pal and you don’t mind a 56 year old man then I would love to hear from you. terrys.d@btinternet.com

January 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm
(118) Indy says:

Hi. I’m Indy. I’m 16 years old and I’m form New York, but I go to school in PA. I’ve suffered with depression since I was 11 when my best friend was killed in a car accident. When I was 12 my best guy friend went missing. When w found him…. he hung himself. I miss them…. and my life hasn’t been the same without them. Self harm, anxiety, a eating disorder… I just want to talk to someone who’ll understand. nymindy11@yahoo.com

January 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm
(119) Tomm says:

66 year old male, bipolar manic depression for over 20 years now. It’s a lonely world out here without friends who understand. Please feel free to write me. Maybe we can help each other.

January 22, 2013 at 10:19 am
(120) Belle says:

Hi there,

I am a 23 year old female, suffering depression since 16 (too long)

I am feeling like I cannot relate to anyone anymore, I am feeling very alone despite appearing to have friends on the surface.

Looking to relate to someone so I don’t feel like such an outsider.

I would love to hear from others suffering from depression and/or feelings of isolation from society in general.

email me at melancholygirl13@gmail.com

February 4, 2013 at 11:22 am
(121) wendy says:

Hi i am wendy and i have had depression forthe ast 15 to 20 years. I have always had medication and i have a very good understanding dr.
I live in the UK and i would like some email pals to share the good and bad times with and also to chat about other things too.

i so hope that people will like to reply to me and we can be friends.

it is hard finding friends when you hae a mental ilness i think other people are scared as they do not understand that what wehae is an illness.

ayway please write to me and we can exchange emails about every day lifes ad be there for one aother.

i will answer all emal i get.

wendy

March 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm
(122) Heather Lafrenie says:

Hi all
I am a 48 year old woman with severe depression, and social anxiety disorder. I am extremely lonely at times and feel like absolutely no one understands how this feels. Just need to talk with others who are suffering and maybe misery would love company. Thank you

April 2, 2013 at 10:35 pm
(123) Rebecca says:

I have depression and have had it since i was younger, i would like to write letters/ be old fashion pen pals with some one. if you would like to send letters with me please contact me at lynntish96@gmail.com thank you

May 26, 2013 at 12:08 am
(124) Cindy says:

I’m a 58 yr old woman in TN with bipolar disorder and a lot of depression, mostly brought on by grief over losing my son 2 years ago. I wouldn’t mind one bit if a kind soul out there would consider communicating with me. What do you do that helps you cope? Talk to me please.

June 15, 2013 at 8:06 am
(125) Lizzie says:

I need help!

I am going suicidal and can’t afford any kind of therapy. I have no one to talk to. Please email me at lizzie.3281@gmail.com. Thank you

June 23, 2013 at 1:57 am
(126) Lori says:

Hi Wendy, I noticed your post. I am 53 and have only been diagnosed with bipolar since 2004. It seems it took some time for the diagnoses. I would like someone to talk to as well, just so I don’t feel alone in this.

June 23, 2013 at 8:15 am
(127) Sid says:

Hi Wendy and Lori,
Are you still looking for friends. I live in Holland but am still very English. I’m battling through depression at the moment and would like to share my ups and downs with someone who understands,
hope to hear from you, Sid (female).

August 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm
(128) Lisa says:

hi

I am 42 years old married female here
I have been diagnosed severely depressed for over 5 years now I am taking medication for it

please around my age only female or males
my email is
hancher.lisa71@live.ca

September 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm
(129) Ciara says:

I am 24 and have been experiencing dysphoric depression and anxiety for years. I would like to correspond with someone grappling with similar issues as a way to gain perspective and to learn. Contact me at ciaracath@hotmail.com if you are interested. Thanks.

December 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm
(130) Carol says:

Hi,
I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, GAD and Panic Disorder.
Please feel free to write to me as I need a friend who understands
this illness. I am on meds., but don’t seem to be helping. I live
in New York (Long Island). ckblujewel@aol.com

December 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm
(131) Andrea says:

Hi my name is Andrea. I have been battling with depression and anxiety on and off for the past 9 years. I am looking for a pen pal, a female who has had depression or is going through depression. Preferably, this person and I have things in common (Hispanic, married, or close to my age 29). I currently take medication, and I hope that with more weeks on this new medication I will feel better.

February 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm
(132) Laura says:

I suffer from anxiety & depression, im 27 and married with 2 kids. would love to hear from other who are going thru or have been thru the same. I take anti-ds.

my email is pink_ladyee@hotmail.com

February 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm
(133) DEE says:

HI my name is Dee and I suffer extremely bad from bipolar depression anxiety And panic attacks. I am 47 years old right now and have been going through this since I was 21 years old.I have been on so many medications that sometimes I feel like a walking drug store..lol….When I was 30 years old I had a complete mental brake dow I was married and had 5 boys at the time.I was hospitallized treated and released. It was extremely hard for me to fight back and be the woman and mother that I knew I could and should be. The only thing I can say is realize that you do have problems just like everyone on this earth some worse off then others.I remember feeling like I was the only person in this world with this sickness…..Its all good now Ive got my strength back my children have grown And I fight everyday with this crazy mind of mine I rarely make plans because they usely fall through and it upsets me even more I have on one to talk to no one doesn’t understands this sickness.Ive been married to my husband for 7 years now and I ask him atleast twice a week have you looked up my sickness and I get the same answer everyday but its ok because I realize its only me that has to know about this and except it of course it bothers me when I know for the rest of my life I need medicine to help control my mind but its all good hey some days are really great and some days can be a living hell so I take one day at a time and pray to god to get me through the day say my prayers at night again in the morning and I just recently started going back to church just once a week I visit JESUS on Sundays And I know he is with me ALL THE TIME OR I WOULDNT BE HERE TODAY…So if anyone wants to chat I would love to ……Have a wonderful day everyone

March 7, 2014 at 3:11 am
(134) Deep says:

Hi…
i am 21 years old female suffering from major depression disorder. I would like to converse with someone has gone through this so that we can share our experience and support each other .
Feel free drop message @ ldeepali4@gmail.com

April 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm
(135) nicole says:

Hi im looking for someone to talk with.Im a 52 year old female who has suffer depression all my life. Never really had friends and my childhood wasnt that much that a child would usually have.

April 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm
(136) Sandra says:

I am 29 years old. I have dealt with suicidal thoughts and depression for over a decade. I am just looking for someone that I can talk to. I was severely abused as a child (not a pretty story) and I am just looking to talk.

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