At my lowest times, the pit I was in seemed deep. Impossible to crawl out of by myself. I felt so alone, and that the world was saying I was hopeless.

Fortunately, two hands reached down to help me out of the slimy dark place. One was my counsellor, and the other was my faith, which carried me when I got too tired.


This piece was written by one of the ICLA eFriend Peer Support Workers. eFriend is an online platform where you can connect with a trained peer support worker whom has their own lived experience of feeling lonely, isolated, stressed or worried. You can speak to your eFriend Peer via video or phone call. Your eFriend Peer will listen, validate and provide hope. If you like, they can also assist you to identify any other services you may like to try or help you create plans to improve your personal well-being. Or they can simply listen.

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