Injured myself skating, i'm stuck at home and i can feel my mental health slipping.Watch
I'm currently stuck at home, bedridden due to a major injury in my knee after a pretty close call whilst skating. I've completely torn my LCL, MCL ACL, and a minor tear to my PCL, not counting the meniscus injury I've 100% sustained. Before this, I was skating every day and making good progress and making a whole lot of new friends as long as the ones who've been skating with me since sixth form, we've all coalesced into a group. I was one of the only two in our group that managed to get sponsored by a small local skate shop, I thought that I could actually get my name on the map through climbing the ladder. Unfortunately due to my injury, I've been dropped and it's disheartening but that's the least of my issues. I go off to Uni in September, and I can't skate for 6 months to a year by my guess. Skating was my only source of social interaction during my gap year and in a way kept me in line with a "daily dose", however it feels incredibly lonely at home. I've tried playing games to keep my mind off things, a whole lot of Netflix and youtube but it doesn't seem to help. The main reason I chose to do a gap year was to ensure that before I went into uni my mental health would be alright and I could handle the pressure, but it seems to have taken a big capital U-turn against me. If anybody has any tips on combatting loneliness or anything to keep my mind off things please let me know, I don't have many friends so I figured I'd turn to the community for help.
sorry if it was a long read, thank you for your time.