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  1. M

    Brother made mum with cancer feel suicidal

    It’s dominating my mind. Has done for over a year. Mum had cancer twice and I cared for her. Brother didn’t know I was caring as despite being half a mile away he wasn’t interested in seeing her. When he found out I was living with her and nursing her he told me “not to bother”. She died saying...
  2. D

    Anxiety is a little out of control

    Hi a little bit about me, well I started with anxiety nearly ten years ago I had s few problems and everything got on top of me through work with a counsellor and doctor I managed to overcome this I’ve been on sertraline for the ten years to now all of a sudden I feel like I’m slipping back in...
  3. E

    Toxic mom tearing up entire family

    Hello, I really need some advice. Any thing would be so very much appreciated. I am at a loss. I am 25 and live with my parents. My mom has been holding onto a grudge with my dad because of issues that happened between them 30 years ago. She blames him for prioritizing his controlling mom over...
  4. S

    Help me know what happened (possible abuse triggers)

    Hi everyone. I don't know how to feel about certain events in my childhood. Short story is that I'm the youngest of 6 kids. Our father died in 1997, when I was 7 years old. Now, a few years ago I found out from the middle sister who's 6 years older than me that our oldest brother, the oldest...
  5. J

    How can I help my brother who is suffering from mental health issues

    Hey everyone, THis is my first post and I am very new to this, and simply looking for advice and help. Here is my story: For approximaelty two years my brother has been suffering from hair loss, due to a lot of stress in uni. He started picking his hair, and it as at the stage now where he...
  6. W

    Difficult to continue relationship (inc. ghosting) with Dad

    Hi all - looking for some advice on a longstanding issue that I can never rationalise. I've always had a less than close relationship with my Dad. Although he had some moments of kindness, he was pretty detached from us growing up (in contrast with the rest of my family). I find this quite hard...
  7. A

    Brother with Schizophrenia and my anxiety/depression

    Hello, I am not really sure why I am writing this but am looking for support or just to talk to those who may have a similar situation. My brother (25) has schizophrenia and the last 15 years or so have been pretty tough on my family because of this. When we were younger we were best friends...
  8. T

    Need more help with brother

    I last asked for help sometime ago with my brother Brief recap he was a shut in for 5 yrs had a.lot of issues After 2 yrs of long talks his doc has him on anti depressants and anti psychotic drugs to stop him feeling down and quietense the voices he has learning difficulties and has been like...
  9. E

    Help dealing with my Brother

    My brother is 45 years old. He is a CRNA and makes very good salary. I say this because it factors in the situation. I am 56. Ever since I have known him from about the age of 5 he has had deep issues with depression. He would go into moods that were so dark he would fall on his bed and not move...
  10. A

    My family found out I‘m harming myself

    Hello everyone, so I‘ve been injuring myself for a few months and my brother finally found out. I overheard him telling it my mom, my father wasn‘t home at this time. That happened a good hour ago at the time writing this. My father must be home by now and she probably told him already. I‘m...
  11. M

    Hi

    Hi I just signed up to the boards. I have depression and I have been on citalopram various strengths for a long time. Probably should have been on them even longer as I was a depressed teen. For about 4 years I have had really excessive sweating and it has taken this long for a doctor to decide...
  12. D

    Help For My Brother

    It’s very, very difficult for me to say what I want to get across because there are a lot of aspects that led to our current situation. Basically, here’s the shorthand. My brother takes Paxil, Lamotrigine, and Lorazepam for when he has sleeping issues or anxiety that is really bad. And for a...
  13. Y

    Step Sister disowned me because of political differences/step dads abuse

    Step Sister disowned me because of political differences/step dads abuse Basically long story short, ten years ago my family broke apart. My then step brother (now sister) attempted suicide, and my step dad used and abused him with no regard for his health. My step brother was incredibly unwell...
  14. S

    I always feel like my brother is out to get me

    I always feel like my younger brother is out to get me. He makes fun of me because I believe in the benefits of the raw food diet. I have not been eating a raw food diet, but occasionally I will have a salad or a fruit. Just now, I felt like he was laughing at me. What do I do about this...
  15. H

    Husband feeling helpless

    Hi all, Where does one start?? This is most difficult thing for me to do as I am not a person who reaches out to people in general, never mind strangers. But it has come to a point where I really don't know what else to do. :cry::low: My wife has recently lost her youngest brother due to an...
  16. B

    Are my family playing a hand in my mental health issues?

    Ok for a long time, there were a lot of problems with fighting between my brother and parents. He was a particularly hard to manage teenager, and often dated girls who stung him along into all kinds of crap. Instead of dealing with them hed take it out on us at home. This lead to a number of...
  17. S

    I overheard my brother talking about me

    I overheard my brother, at the diner, talking about me. My dad, mother, and me were all sitting in the diner eating. My brother and his girlfriend sat in a booth behind me. I overheard him say the word "brother", and "you wanna hang out?" in a mocking tone of voice. He was probably talking...
  18. Lizzy-24

    The Secrets I keep, and how the silence is killing me

    My name is Elizabeth and I'm new. For 20 Years I have kept a secret inside my heart, something my family knows nothing about. I never told them, because I had already learned that, I could never rely on them. Silence is my sin, and it is the reason I prefer to be alone. This is one of many...
  19. alohomora

    Family issues, need opinions!

    Hello everyone, I need your opinions on a subject that I don't know how to deal with, more than an answer or support. Here's a little background to the story so you can understand better. My father and his younger brother, whom I'm very close to, have always had a very complicated...
  20. N

    Restaurants/Anxiety near possiblity

    Hi Folks, There's a possible chance that we'll be having a meal out parents and I this evening. Having done a hard workout t his afternoon, moderate though towards hard, my anxieties are not too bad at the present time. Mainly because, would servers understand me, throuigh my communication...
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