1. Lostinthestatic

    What has helped you the most?

    I want to clarify that I do not have a diagnosis for BPD, only depression and acute anxiety. I strongly suspect I may have BPD, but as I am not a professional I do not know for sure. I’m currently going back to therapy I’m just waiting until the intake appointment. All I can say is that I...
  2. J

    Loss of loved ones and not knowing where to go from here

    Within only 18 years of life on this earth ive lost everyone within my life that i feel that i connect with on a really deep level. I lost my grandfather in 2011, in 2014 I lost my father to cancer at the age of 13, at that point in time he was really the only person id call a friend and the...
  3. Emerald23

    Hello all, Happy New Year and Struggling!

    Hi everyone, I have joined the forum just now. I'm rather tired, but glad I can chat on here tomorrow. I have recently been diagnosed with BPD. I am not coping with the mood swings and depression. Any initial replies would be most welcome.
  4. L

    not really coping

    hello folks, hows you? sorry I don't post as much as I should, sorry I can't be any help right now.... I'm in a mess this end. really not coping with stuff..... my mood is slipping again, I'm reliant on my meds & just faking it..... not really sure how i'm going to make it through...
  5. valleygirl

    Keep forgetting to take my antidepressant

    I keep forgetting to take my antidepressant, and I'm not doing so hot right now. I know it's my fault that I am sitting here at home, barely coping. Actually, not really coping at all. Avoiding all the things I need to do and sitting here watching Netflix and crocheting. Thinking about...
  6. S

    Anxiety and a Break Up

    So in a nutshell ... anxiety = sucks, break ups = suck! So what does a human who is suffering with severe anxiety do when their 5 year relationship suddenly ends (with pretty much no warning!). Well, as someone who is currently experiencing this I just wanted to share with you my journey so far...
  7. 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...
  8. H

    once more

    Two female voices very cruel and demanding that i perform different tasks. No relief very close to not coping at all. what else can i say?
  9. Fairy Lucretia

    how do you feel when?

    you aren't noticed are not wanted you get hardly none/no replies compared to others? that is how i feel on here im so sad im going through something and really need support but i feel like nobody wants to know me makes me feel suicidal lost and alone i wish it could be like it used to be...
  10. D

    SO has difficulty breaking away from a down

    My significant other has long had severe depression, far worse than mine. What I've always done in a down spiral - and what I've always recommended to him - is to take a step back from whatever's causing the stress, distract myself, and come back to it later if it's important. But he's never...
  11. R

    Break up

    Hi everyone, I just recently found out that when my partners been working away he’s been cheating on me with let’s say “call girls” anyway he’s denied it even though I have it in black and white, but I’ve finished the relationship and theres no going back. I’m in a bubble at the moment so it’s...
  12. L

    Not sure if anyone else does this...

    Sometimes when I’m bored or feeling really low I will pretend that I’m talking to Harry Styles because he makes me happy. Like I will pretend he’s laying in bed with me and having full on conversations. Sometimes I can picture it so vividly I think it is real. I’m at the point where I think I’m...
  13. B


    Hi, For the past 4 years I have been suffering in silence. Hardly no one knows. Only a few close friends know (not even family). In college 3 of my friends died and I haven't really recovered. I made some stupid mistakes that I am not proud of and they're coming back to haunt me. Basically, I...
  14. M


    I have just had a complete breakdown and said some terrible things to Dad. I just don't feel up to coping with life. I just wish I could sleep and never wake up again.
  15. P

    SH advice please

    Hi , I’ve SH since I was a child , it became a daily coping mechanism during my teens and adult life . I’m now 33 and still struggle with it. I no longer use my origional method of harm, but have changed to something else. This is becoming out of control and is so much harder to hide . I’m in...
  16. U


    Hi I'm Laura. New to the site. Not new to depression. 34 yrs old. Mental health seems to have been a part of my life for a long time and I don't seem to be coping well right now despite medication etc. Feel like life isn't getting better.
  17. static void

    coping mechanisms and parenting

    I use defense mechanisms mostly unconsciously, but I also use them consciously and purposefully when I really need to get out of an unbearable situation. When I was a child I used to utilized one called support from other people, and I usually talked to my family about my problems, but they...
  18. P

    When Schizophrenia Ruins My Life

    Hey everyone so i just need to get things off my chest.. So Schizophrenia ruined my life the day i was born i was born with Schizophrenia And its been a struggle for the longest time these last 2 months i have gotten worse people just want to lock me up in a mental ward and i dont wanna go...
  19. Jenbutterfly


    So I think I have a really big problem with snow and ice just the thought of it makes me panic so much. Before Christmas where I am had really really bad snow and ice we even closed the school where I work for 3 days plus the weekend and I ended up getting really panicky I wouldn’t leave the...
  20. A

    Not Sure What’s Up with Me: TW list of symptoms

    TW: List of varying self harm and self destructive behaviors Hi everyone. I’m brand new and I’ve read the rules and guidelines but if I say something that is irrelevant to this thread, please let me know so I can do better next time I post. I can’t find a thread for general things, and this is...