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  1. Kerome

    Freedom of choice

    I’ve been thinking about where my life is at, and I came to an interesting insight. Most people seem to let their choices be determined by a very small set of ambitions and factors: they want a family, they want to own a house and a car, they want to go on holiday... They literally chain...
  2. Not_Crazy_Yet

    What were your parents last words?

    My mom died when I was 15. She had ALS (Lou Gherigs disease) She was sick for a long time. If you're unfamiliar with ALS its closely related to MS, another muscular disease. ALS causes all the muscles on one side of the body to atrophy. This includes loss of being able to speak, inability to get...
  3. Not_Crazy_Yet

    My voices wont shut up

    I forgot to take my meds yesterday and I'm having a rough day. I have no alcohol or drugs so I cant escape. They just sort of snuck in on me and now they're tormenting me over all the bad choices I've made. I wish they would go away for a while.
  4. H

    Doing the opposite of the best choice.

    Hi, I've had a particular mental quirk ever since I was a kid (26 now): often when I'm faced with a choice that will significantly affect myself/my well-being, I can usually quite easily see what the best decision would be. But I also feel a lot of resistance in my mind when I think about...
  5. O

    I want to sort my life out but no idea where to begin... any ideas?

    Hello I'm a 22 year old guy who has depression and social anxiety, I want to start enjoying life again but have no idea how to go about doing it. I have recently finished uni and am looking at possible future career and life choices but I change my mind or lose interest in everything i've...
  6. P

    Drugs or torture?

    What should i choose? What would you choose? The drugs or the torture? Boy the world is full of options. Thats what life is really about am i right? Choices. Hmmmm, drugs or torture, drugs or torture, choices. Full of options. Life.
  7. V

    CTO court case

    So my CTO court case is coming up. I've been sectioned/on a CTO for the last eighteen months if I remember correctly. I'd prefer (obviously?) for the judge not to give me a CTO renewal. However my lawyer said to me that it is very unlikely for a CTO asked for by a psychiatrist not to be given...
  8. M

    Not sure if right place...

    Not sure if this is the right forum...please move if not. I am trying to find a center or facility to treat my mental health issues, somewhere that i can be an inpatient or resident, the terminology is all new to me and I don't know where to begin on finding the right place. What is the...
  9. blacksmoke

    depression the quiet disease

    I am scared of the failure of my pitiful thing called my life. Today I am in a black space and can only see bleakness ahead and bleakness behind. Guess that’s anxiety for you. I do not want to be around people. I am so scared right now I just don’t know how much longer I can do this shit...
  10. B

    Chronic Career Anxiety

    Hi everyone I've joined this forum because for the last 6-7 years I've been suffering from anxiety at best to mild depression. I believe I'm a huge failure in life, I've made so many wrong choices in my 'career' and have no hope for the future. I can only describe this as chronic career...
  11. C


    Flintshire Advocacy Services North Wales 1 The Podium, Ambrose Lloyd Centre, New Street, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1NP 01352 759332 [email protected] The advocacy service is structurally independent from statutory organisations. The service is designed and operates in a way which is free...
  12. Poopy Doll

    Predestination takes away anxiety, guilt

    So far, most of the people I meet do not believe in predestination. But since I have been entertaining predestination, I do not have anxiety about how specific things in my life will turn out. And also, it erases my guilt over what I've done in the past. We think we have free will but it is...
  13. pepecat

    Learning to think for ourselves.

    http://psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/learning-to-think-for-ourselves/ Learning to think for ourselves Alyssa Siegal Many clients come to counseling expecting therapists to give them the answer – to tell them what to do about a particular problem or symptom. They also often want to know what’s...
  14. M

    Bullying may have worse long-term effects than child abuse. NHS Choices.

    Bullying may have worse long-term effects than child abuse. NHS Choices. "Bullied children are five times more at risk of anxiety than those maltreated," reports the Daily Mail. A study looking at both UK and US children found an association between childhood bullying and anxiety, depression...
  15. RainbowHeartz

    selective mutism

    Selective mutism - NHS Choices
  16. R

    I'm going to be alone and depressed forever

    Hi, I am new to this website and just decided that writing my feelings down and sharing them might help me? I am a 20 year old bisexual male who has been suffering from depression and anxiety since 2010 due to being bullied at school. I am now on antidepressants and have been for one month but...
  17. cpuusage

    Tom Campbell: Life Between Lives as Consciousness 9/29/12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wgw2SFE8yE Published on 14 Oct 2012 "Afterlife" interview of 9/28/12 continues with additional comments and new material: Tom talks about how beings that have enough experience here can plan their next life, and how the the avatar is connected (video game...
  18. Gajolene

    CSA related PTSD, Survivors Guilt

    I've had this a while in my files and wanted to share the quoted text as well as the other links below. Also it is normal for young children to be self-oriented. It’s just the natural way children are. The child thinks mostly of how things impact themselves and they try to figure out what to...
  19. amathus

    Seven Ways Mentally Strong People Combat Stress (Article)

    While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people...
  20. The Big Dawg

    Song about hearing voices

    "Voices" You could say I'm a little bit crazy You could call me insane Walkin' 'round with all these whispers Runnin' 'round here in my brain I just can't help but hear 'em Man, I can't avoid it I hear voices I hear voices like My dad sayin', "Work that job But don't work your life away" And...