I feel like I have lost contact with reality, including while being on online forums. It's more of a deficit than a mental illness. I did not used to be like that. I have Schizophrenia and Social Phobia. Anyone else?
I've been there. Been so far down the rabbit hole at times I don't know how I made it back but by sheer determination. Being alone makes it hard because there's no one around to keep you grounded in reality, no one to bounce realities between in a way so instead it turns inward. I had to find ways to focus my attention outward onto something in the present. Something that gets me out of my head so I'm not caught up in daydreams, fantasies and over analyzation.