• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!


  1. R

    Anxiety, depression, derealization.. Books? Tips?

    Hi everyone, I’m 20 years old and I suffer from generalized anxiety, depression and derealization for 3 years now, but I had symptoms before that as well. I’m pretty much in the lowest point of my life where I almost can’t function at all. I am 24/7 struggling with it. I’ve no structure at...
  2. Poopy Doll

    interesting books

    So since my mother died on September 24th, I've been interested in exercise (my mother was in terrible shape) and books about death. The main book I'm re-reading is The Mystery of Death by Kirpal Singh. This book is out of print. It describes the journey and experience of the four different...
  3. R

    Self help books???

    Hi does anyone know of any good self-help books which might help someone with BPD and bi-polar manage emotions??? Would be very very grateful for any recommendations-I am sick and tired of managing with my usual method of s/h which is also so much harder to hide this time of year...Can't face...
  4. T

    Schizophrenia Psychosis Books

    Please may you recommend books you have read about the subject of Schizophrenia or Psychosis. They could be fiction or non fiction. I have read "the Shock of the fall". It was ok...ish. I prefer something with a little more meat.
  5. T

    BiPolar Books

    Please may you recommend books you have read with themes or information on bipolar disorder or psychosis. the could be fiction or non fiction.
  6. Kerome

    Is religion a delusion?

    I was wondering about this this morning, whether a strong religious belief could be called a delusion. It is a strong conviction, which some might call unreasonable and for which there is no proof or evidence. In some psychiatrists’ books that might well fit the definition of a delusion. What...
  7. tiltawhirl

    The Art of Love

    The Art of Love Erich Fromm Audiobook Full - YouTube one of the most important books ever.
  8. Mr.NiceGuy

    Ghosts can read books in your room in a second

    One can find ghosts in a room by creating a voluntary whistling sound in the room and asking with thought for them to answer back. You can then tell they are ghosts by pointing at books or music in your room or on the internet and asking what they think. They will sometimes respond. If you ask...
  9. shaky

    A spiritual Day

    Today was a holiday from my cleaning job so that I could go to a meeting about a workshop that I (and my sometimes director L___) are going to do. So I didn't have the radio alarm on this morning. I managed to avoid watching the news (just caught the weather) It was necessary that I have a bath...
  10. D


    My sister was diagnosed with bpd. I ask is it a choice because even though she is incredibly abusive to my mother and myself she acts perfectly normal around more distant family members. She basically bullies us because she knows she can. so should we treat her for bpd or for bullying? i've...
  11. Universe of Noise

    You Can Help Me, I Know You Can.

    I've been to see my GP and he has referred me for psychotherapy so now I'm just waiting for an appointment. He said he would mark the referral as urgent but it's been 4 weeks already. I hate the waiting, time just drags on. So while waiting I've been reading some self-help books on CBT and...
  12. L

    BPD and career ,and ...iQ

    Hi all I've worked as an accountant for years, actually i found it is a boring job,and i just spend money on novel, especially in Harukimurakami's books. i got job and quit,usually. now i'm getting old, stuck with debt and unemployed. i got divorced years ago,my kid lives with me now. i find...
  13. boudreauj4

    good books about mental illness or schizophrenia

    My favorite is Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Patients, Families and Caregivers, by Steven Jones and Peter Hayward. I've read other books and felt nothing, but when I read this book I felt it was written just for me. I could relate to it so much and it was so compassionate and...
  14. P

    What do you do all day?

    I read so many books that i wish it was my job. I read all day. Last October i read 15 books!! Besides reading, i like to exercise and watch YouTube videos. What about u guys? 😛😜
  15. C

    Confused and Lost

    i don't feel mentally free i have these thoughts and ideas that i could be a character from tv shows and movies as if my life would be just like the characters but in reality i know somewhere deep down i won't be going anywhere in life with this mental disorder. I need to be guided to do...
  16. cpuusage

    Gurdjieff & The Fourth Way

    Gurdjieff & The Fourth Way i find Gurdjieff & Ouspensky interesting, & have been looking into their work more again recently. i do have some of their books. The following are some resources of theirs that i came across recently that some people may find of interest. People can also do a basic...
  17. Kerome

    When you get beyond the basics of Buddhism

    I've finally reached a point where I'm happy I know more than the basics of Buddhism, and I have a few conclusions I'd like to share. First of all, Buddhism is a difficult religion to approach because it has many different streams and no such thing as a holy book that you can just read. The...
  18. T

    Books on PD

    What books exist that discuss the nature of PD and has patient stories?
  19. W

    BPD...Helpful book suggestions?

    I was just wondering if anyone can recommend any good self help books for BPD? I've had lots of psychotherapy in the past and was doing okay. But my recent crisis has reminded me that I still have alot of work to do. BTW I have never been formally diagnosed (In my area MH resources are next...
  20. cpuusage


    Read Stoicism | Big Think "If you’re going through hell, keep going." -Winston Churchill "Stoic ideas give me encouragement to keep fighting through hard challenges, even when I’d rather give up. My first introduction to Stoicism came from reading Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic. It...