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    Do I need more help?

    Hi everyone, first post! Will try and keep it brief but I've had an ongoing issue at work for the last 6 months which. I have always suffered with social anxiety but done nothing about it but this has sent it through the roof & have subsequently been diagnosed with GAD. I have been having...
  2. S

    It's back

    Well, I thought I was getting better... I've had a few good weeks recently but I've felt the depression and anxiety creeping back over the last week and today and yesterday it has been really bad. I forgot how bad my depression feels but now I remember because I'm in the thick of it. I feel...
  3. S

    anxiety / depression screwing up family commitments?

    Hi everyone I just got back from a two week vacation with my husband camping on some land we purchased, which was awesome because - no people to deal with really! then we went to a music festival and my anxieties became increased, then gradually working back into society has been pretty weird...
  4. S

    new here / trying to choose between medication vs just letting it ride

    Hi everyone, I'm dealing with bipolar which is yet "unspecified" because I didn't stick around in therapy long enough to get my full diagnosis... because they wanted to put me on antipsychotics. That was about a year and a half ago - fast forward to now, I've been through SEVERRAL debilitating...
  5. Scytaic

    Confused about timing of flash back

    Hi! I'm 23 and I have PTSD from childhood abuse when I was 4 (physical and sexual) and last week out of nowhere I began to have another flash back but surprisingly it actually had nothing to do with the abuse (I think - because 1 thought at the time of trauma is definitely being blocked out and...
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    Receiving mental health services again

    Hello everyone. I'm not entirely sure if this is the most appropriate section to post this in, so please forgive me if that is not the case. But I just wanted to find out what the easiest and quickest way I can get back into receiving regular mental health therapy and back on medications is...
  7. C

    Returning to work after being signed off with depression and anxiety

    I have suffered with depression for nearly 4 years, I have my good days and bad days and really bad days but I had managed to stay at work throughout with an understanding manager. Recently, though, I got to a point where I couldn’t face going in to work and was signed off - 4 weeks in total. At...
  8. P

    how long does it take to hear back about my reconsideration on ESA

    hi everyone starting to get really worried i had my medical assessment beginning of august got a letter in the post within 2 weeks saying i had been placed in the WRAG group which is not doing my mental health any favours or financially as iv dropped £30 a week. anyway i asked them for a letter...
  9. C

    Introduction

    Hello, I decided to join the forum for couple of reasons. First of all because I feel that life is passing by me and I don't know what to do about it. Secondly, I have never posted to an internet forum so this feels quite daunting and maybe doing a new thing will give some insights. My story...
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    New and lost...

    I'm new here, not sure where to post this, but I need to get this out, even if no one reads or responds. I don't want to get into too many details and I'll try to keep it short. About a year ago, this girl at work was creating problems for me. I don't really want to go into it right now, but it...
  11. L

    What can I do? (relationship anxiety)

    Hi, I joined a a couple weeks back as I've been struggling with my anxiety since the middle of this year and I thought I was doing quite well. A bit of backstory, I hold a job that has a lot of responsibilities and I'm always working under intense pressure. I met someone that I really like and...
  12. I

    Anxiety and college

    Last year I started college but I the same week I found out i had thyroid cancer and because of that I need to come back home. Because I want to go to college really quickly after the treatment and never had time to process anything and in the end of 2 semester my world fall apart and I need to...
  13. L

    It’s been a long time

    I was apart of this forum a looong time ago! I reckon about 15 years ago!!!!! When it was in its original format!!! It’s only because I got an email about the forum out of the blue that I have come back! And it couldn’t have come at a better time!!! Life has been rolling as it usually does and...
  14. T

    sinking back down

    I thought my life was coming together a bit more of late, especially as i managed to move out of my parents house and into my own flat, but then about 3 weeks ago i started to feel very lonely and bored and realised the darkness was coming back. It increased a lot over the new couple of weeks...
  15. S

    Advice and support

    Hi everyone, I’m hoping if anyone can help me. I’ve been suffering with depression since I was 15 but I recently relapsed and it got really bad that I didn’t even want to leave the house, so I was signed off work for around 4 month.. I went back 2 weeks ago and was on a phased return to work...
  16. J

    Just want things to be ok

    My anxiety began 6 years ago when I found my neighbour a couple of days after he had died, my children were very young and became obsessed with anything that was negative in my life, I saw a councillor for about 9 weeks but to be honest I didn't feel I was benefiting from it and gradually...
  17. W

    Anxiety cured abroad then flared up again !

    hello everyone , I used to suffer from moderate SA that has improved tremendously when i traveled abroad for college , it's a foreign country , when i went there things were hard at first but eventually all my symptoms were gone , maybe due to the fact that these people don't understand me...
  18. A

    Advice

    Hi, i have often read other peoples post on here and never had the bulls to write one. But im cyrrently sitting in a room at my parents and looking around thinking what have I truly got. I was in a relationship for 7 years and she suffered from anxiety and depression a.d looking back i...
  19. M

    Depression & grief creeping in - Help!

    *big sigh* At the end of January my mum passed away suddenly, we were so close! & I miss her so much... I spent a month in hospital (end of Jan till the end of feb.) I was doing pretty good after my release, was really busy which helped a lot! Now 7 months later I'm not so busy & the grief &...
  20. C

    starting to give up

    Hi all, I dont even know where to begin with describing how i am feeling today but im just so down and exhausted about life itself, i feel like i want to do things and be active but theres a stronger force pulling me back and making me feel like whatever i do wont be worth anything. It's like...
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