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  1. R

    Fed up

    I'm sick and tired of feeling depressed, hopeless, suicidal. Nothing seems to be improving. I'm a fat, ugly failure. I have tried so many times to be "positive" but it just doesn't last. My antidepressants clearly aren't working. I don't want to kill myself because I know my mum just wouldn't...
  2. tragicpink

    cheating fantasy

    i dont think i want advice, i think i just need to be heard and related to. first of all, i love my boyfriend with my entire heart and would never do anything to jeopardise our relationship. period. but i really really love attention. especially when it's from people who want me sexually and/or...
  3. qwerty1234

    low self esteem

    I am COMFORTABLE with low self esteem. Who cares what the world says about low self esteem. It is satisfying to be selfcritical and have emotion and weakness... we don't have to be positive all the time, that makes no sense. I would rather be accepting, embracing, analytical, sincere. The...
  4. T

    From social butterfly to social scaredy-cat

    Hi all, First time poster; have a tendency to ramble so will keep it short and sweet. I'm used to feeling like the life and soul of the party, always making jokes, lots of energy etc. I guess I've been a bit of an attention seeker too. This desire for attention led me to respond to...
  5. fazza

    Been back in work. Just popping in to say hi

    Hi all I hope you are doing ok. I am now working full time and i have been voice free for ages now. I am on minimal meds and hope to be discharged from my cmht soon. Getting a job was the key to my recovery. I am far to busy for my voices and because I am paying no attention to them anymore I...
  6. U

    Needing attention too much

    Hello, everyone! I'm an 18 years old (almost 19) male and I simply don't know what to do about my exagerate attention need. It's making my life much more difficult than it should be. I'm so eager for attention I actually created profiles in tons of social media apps, including dating ones. The...
  7. G

    Being told your attention seeking

    Hello, I wanted to ask other people’s opionions on this, because I was placed in a really tricky situation today. I have been self harming for about a year, and I finally plucked up the courage to tell a trusted adult, my aunt who I am very close with but her reaction was “oh let me see, i have...
  8. A


    Why do I crave attention, especially from emergency services? I don't understand what is going on.
  9. Kerome

    The winds of change

    One of the things I hold to is that we all need to feel the winds of change once in a while. I don’t know if you know the feeling, like a need to air out the cupboards of your brain, to feel your thoughts blowing in from another direction. So I was wondering how other people give room to that...
  10. S

    How to control the symptoms of schizophrenia.

    1- If strange thinking comes to you, you must give it up because it is harmful. 2 - Learn to be a little cohesive. 3- Be as silent as possible. 4- She must walk slowly and speak quietly. 5- Do not be too joking. 6- Do not take too much attention and movement. 7- Do not eat too much and drink as...
  11. M

    SH in public?

    Recently a memory has popped up from like 6 years ago when i was in grade 9. I had recently learned about self harm, and i was very lonely and anxious at the time- high school angst. I cant remember what i was thinking exactly, but the night of some performance that i was stressed about, i was...
  12. A

    What’s the point?

    Before you judge me and say this is for attention, I’m not begging for attention, I simply want some help. Right now, I am currently in high school. A few years ago I was sexually assaulted and my biological father left me. My mom now has remarried, but the guy physically abuses me. He hits me...
  13. Mr.DoucheBag1984

    I don't know if I have a personality disorder

    I don't know for sure all I know is I show no remorse,was emotionally abused in my school years up to a teen by other kids. I was never picked to play with others. I am manipulative and cunning. I show charm to get my way and never show real love but maybe fake I dunno so don't judge me alright...
  14. Funnyday

    Attention span

    Something that I have noticed is that I don't have the attention span that I use to have before schizophrenia. I find it really hard to watch a tv show or film for more than an hour tops before I find a fault with it and switch off.
  15. Kerome

    The bodyscan meditation

    So there’s quite a lot of material out there on the bodyscan practice, it is basically a form of meditation where you give attention to each part of your body in turn, and in some forms try to relax each part, or just feel each part without changing anything. There are short duration bodyscans...
  16. S

    I don't have an art style. I feel depressed about this.

    I feel like I don't have a certain style. I like many artists like Tove Jansson and John Bauer. But you see, they have a certain style. And it catches peoples attention. This is some of my work: I don't know what to do.
  17. E

    I am an attention seeker and I lie to myself.

    Hello, My name is Ana and I want to know what is wrong with me. I have a lot of harming thoughts that I can't control. I think I fake mental illness to myself, but I didn't self-diagnose. I just constantly tell myself that I might have problems and I exaggerate symptoms to myself. I'm...
  18. 6

    want to be rescued but not bad enough

    I just want to scooped up and rescued. but that won't happen. I am not bad enough. Nobody knows how to rescue me. I don't even know how to be rescued. feeling down. is it all about attention? is it all about feeling loved? noticed? maybe in part. I am genuinely down...empty...
  19. Lyotto1

    unwanted female attention?

    Hi I know some of you might think why would i complain from female attention amd flirting at work. well....it makes me anxious. Even though with some social skills i can handle that quiet ok...but its when male coworkers notice this attention that i receive that it becomes too much for me to...
  20. Per Ardua Ad Astra

    Council Tax Exemption and Severe Mental Impairment

    Hi guys :) Many people on means-tested sickness and disability benefits qualify for a reduction in the Council Tax they pay, and the remainder is made up of Council Tax Benefit. However, there are some instances were people are totally exempt from paying Council Tax. This is so if you are...