I’m somehow managed to let my anxiety and depression get the best of me and have missed 3 days of work in a row. I’m usually so strong and can push through, but I’m so sad and sick of being lonely and having no friends and feeling like a loner loser who could die and no one would notice for days. My 3 (yes three!) therapy groups are an outlet, but it doesn’t change the fact that I really just need some people I can go do social events with - whether that be going to a concert or getting a drink. My feelings of inadequacy and that everyone chooses to avoid me go back so far, but I’m actually not a total downer to be around, I just get anxious sometimes but usually contribute and am game for everything. Does anyone have advice - for a “trusted” idea, instead of just random (and huge) meetups - at least where I live?

ETA: Thanks everyone for your thoughtful feedback. Yesterday was especially hard and I just sort of lost it. FWIW, I’m in the DC area (which tends to be very transient as it is....the friends I had when I moved here have all left, hence my situation), so if anyone is interested in doing....well, basically, anything, with someone who is chill but socially awkward because of anxiety, you can def hit me up ;)