Thank you for reaching out to the forum again. I want to acknowledge your inner strength for reaching out and to let you know you are not alone. You said that you have had big changes and the friendships have dwindled and that your anxiety and depression have worsened. I wonder who else you have been able to reach out to for support for your anxiety and depression? Beyond Blue and Lifeline?
The Griefline website offers some resources that might be helpful to you and I have attached the site here https://griefline.org.au/resources/ – There is a loneliness and isolation and the EAST resources that could be useful. On the Griefline website this is a zoom support group for the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network that you might like to look at. It can be found in the get help tab.
Changes in relationships with family and friends is never an easy experience as you are losing part of that lived experience and journey that you’ve had with them and this brings a sadness into our hearts and creates emotional turmoil. Is that what you have been experiencing? Part of the healing journey is remembering who you are, your beliefs and values, the friends you do have and the need to be kind and loving to yourself.
Remember to keep reaching out to the forum and stay connected.