• 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. H

    Best way to handle physical symptoms from Anxiety?

    Hello everyone, How do you handle the rapid heart rate, the feeling like your blood is burning, feeling nauseous, the inability to focus on literally anything BUT what is causing your anxiety? Any tips or life experiences anyone has to offer is more than welcome and thank you.
  2. Z

    My BPD ruins everything.

    Because I can not control my emotions I’ve lost jobs, relationships, even family members and friends are pulling away from me. I feel like I have no one and nothing. I just don’t know how to cope other than harming myself. It’s the only thing that helps but I want to stop. Any suggestions from...
  3. TroubleinParadise

    OCD & Delusions

    Hi all, How do you cope with delusions as a result of deep-rooted anxiety being brought to the surface? How do you cope with the fact that you're aware that you're not rational? How do you keep yourself from 'acting out'?
  4. W

    Need to explain why i have no hope

    Just need to explain as no one understands. My wife walked out after 32 years as she couldnt cope with my depression and my need for her support. That was 3 years ago and i see no reason to carry on . Had a number of jobs since as unable to cope and now living with my mum. At 55 there seems no...
  5. L

    Need help and guidance.

    Hi everyone, I have joined this forum as I have reached a breaking point with my mental health. I am a 21 old gay male, and am having issues with depression, body dysmorphia/eating and most recently gender identity issues. I have never been diagnosed by a professional so not sure what to say...
  6. T

    I wish i was a shark

    I dont like the complicated world of humans but here i am. Since i cant be a shark ill just have to learn to cope. This is the life ive got.
  7. S

    I can't cope any more, I really can't. Please don't ignore

    Hello everyone. I don't know what to do right now. I feel like I'm losing my mind and I can't cope. I have a disabled brother who has autism and mental health problems and my mum can't cope with him so she leave home everyday and I have to deal with it. He hears voices, talks to things that...
  8. G

    Goodbye: I'm leaving this forum

    I'm leaving this forum, to who it may or may not concern. Once this thread goes up I'm deleting this account and I will not be back. I've disabled my yahoo account because everyone's blocked me there too. I'll just cope with my problems on my own because nobody understands me nearly as much as I...
  9. G

    Just need a friend

    Hi I'm new here. I'm not a very descriptive person so I'll just get to the point. Got diagnosed with depression in 2014, by 2016 I learnt how to cope with it. All my friends abandoned me and my family aren't that supportive so as of now I feel extremely isolated. I go to college but I don't...
  10. S

    Not diagnosed officially but it sounds like me

    Sorry not read no comments yet, how do others cope with this? All advice welcome please, thanks
  11. M

    How do you cope ?

    So i have schizophrenia and hear three voices all male telling me all sorts of weird and wonderful things. My distractions dont always work but recently got my driving liesence back so can get out of the house. The voices want me to self harm. I seriously just cant cope with them and dont know...
  12. H

    Ocd + dog = help

    Hi Me and my partner bought a puppy 4 months ago, he's now 6 months old and I'm really struggling to cope. The mess, the paws, the hairs.. really testing me. But I cannot sell him, he's become a part of the family I couldn't see him go. Does anyone have any tips on how I can cope with this? I...
  13. L

    How to cope until I can afford therapy?

    Hello everyone, OCD is destroying my life, but cannot afford therapy yet (and NHS waiting is long). Have you got any advice on how to cope in the meantime? I fell again today in the trap of asking for reassurance and ended up in a bad mood with my husband and the world in general. Also, comkng...
  14. E

    Please allow me to introduce myself!

    My name is Elaine59! I have a tumor on my pituartary gland that is causing severe anxiety. Just seeking answers of how to cope. It is anxiety inducing to just become a part of the forum. Hope it is anà active group!
  15. A

    How do I allow myself to cope?

    This may be a stupid question, but how do I allow myself to cope? I've had a prolonged period of suicidality. Don't get me wrong, I still think about it, but it's not quite as intense as it was. (I hope I'm not jinxing things). I'm doing ok at the moment. Just ok, nothing more. I'm...
  16. letmein

    Not Safe

    in a really unsafe way. scared of my own actions..... life is rubbish and I don't want to do it any more. I don't cope with these feelings.
  17. I

    feel so trapped suicidal

    I've had enough I feel so trapped really cannot cope.
  18. S


    Hi good people, I have been suffering ptsd and deppression since I was a youth, over 20 years now and most of the time I cope pretty well but some days could do with alittle advice from more understanding people.
  19. M

    New Here

    Hi there to you all I have just joined this morning .. I have been on Fluoxetine for over 10 years , but my old symptoms are coming back and I don't know why .. This is causing me great anxiety and making things worse.. does anyone have any idea why this should happen .. Im at my wits end and...
  20. Lolliebug

    New here and have been realy depressed

    Hello I'm new here :) I have been struggling with my depression a lot in the past two months or so. I've been to the psych hospital three times and they won't change my meds or help me even though I have been having suicidal thoughts on and off and have been self harming some too. I feel like...