Most people who suffer from chronic distress/depression, do so alone. Family and friends distance themselves from those with this illness. They perceive that the person is difficult or hard to get along with.This creates more distress as it adds to the list of people that you are disliked by, or simply would not help. Most people don't care and there is really no one to seek help from. You are so alone. The sadness is that for most of us, this is a result of an abusive childhood which cause you to feel neglected,rejected, hated and extremely angry. You always feel hopeless and alone.
These are emotions that are so deep that you find it hard to function at times day to day. Through no fault of your own, you are in a world of darkness trying to find your way.