Friends! What Happened To Them?

I have learnt over these past few months that your friends come and go, mainly go when you have a mental illness. Funny isn’t it. Just today I was sitting down thinking “What happened to my friends”. When my I had my mental breakdown they were quick to come to my aid and call the doctors, etc. That was it. I never heard anything from them for the past few months. That is bar one friend, he has been reaching out and coming to hang out on a sporadic basis, much more than the others.

Life can get lonely.

Lucky I also have a wonderful partner who has been there with me from the beginning and continues to be there for me. I am so lucky to have her, she is my stable rock in this new world of mental illness I am climbing through.

Did anyone else’s friends go missing in action when you were at your worst? What are your experiences keeping friendships?

Kia Kaha,



  1. Friends? What are they? I’m in the same situation as you. Even my best friend doesn’t call anymore. I have my husband and family. I guess they were never true friends to begin with if they can’t stick around during the hard times.

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  2. My circle is very small. I have 2 friends here locally. They accept me for who I am. For that I am lucky and thankful. My friends from childhood, I still communicate with, and they have not left me. I have an innate ability of picking the right people to surround myself with.


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