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depression advice

  1. N

    my story

    Depression. Depression is a terrible thing. It’s a silent killer that just sits in your head and watches you destroy yourself until you do the unspeakable. Let me tell you about myself and bear with me here, I’m not much of a writer. I’ve been in depression for the past few years. It all...
  2. O

    How to help my (ex)boyfriend suffering from a major depressive episode?

    My (now ex) boyfriend and I have been together since January. End of February, he lost his job. He was having a hard time finding a new job, and one night coming back from a friend’s house end of March, he got a DUI (.085 but was unable to get it reduced). The DUI, losing his license for at...
  3. B

    I'm fine - but I constantly feel like I can't cope being alive anymore.

    Hi everyone, I've had depression since I was about 12 (I'm 20 now). Things have been pretty rocky over the years and I'm slowly but surely getting worse. My moods have been a roller-coaster this past year but I've never quite felt like this before. So, lately, I've had this strong feeling...
  4. L

    Dealing with two terminally ill relatives but my Friend unsupportive that has depression

    Recently both my Nan and my mother have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. My Nan has been diagnosed with cancer, I have been caring for her the last week and she has reached the stage where she cannot eat or drink so unlikely to have long left. My mother also has severe lung disease and...
  5. T

    Depression is causing me to give up on my life.

    So I don't like talking to friends and family about this because I feel embarrassed and feel weak. So I just want to tell my story on here as I feel like im the only 19 year old that's been through what I have. This isn't a pity party I just want to get it off my chest. Iv had so much happen in...
  6. isabella

    Bracelet for Depression

    When I lost my husband at the age of 30, a friend of mine gave me the EVER HOPE bracelet. All through those nights of loneliness and feeling depressed, this copper bracelet gave me hope of eventually reuniting with Simon. Spending time with friends and family only distracts you for a while...
  7. ninarose

    my girlfriend doesn’t seem to understand

    hey guys i just wanted to vent and maybe ask for some advise. so i’ve been diagnosed as clinically depressed for about a year now and i started dating my girlfriend (she’s diagnosed with bpd and for the most part takes really good care of herself and has her symptoms under control) five months...
  8. D

    Hello

    Hi All I am Dee and a long time sufferer of depression; recently I worked out that I am actually suffering from cyclothymia, a mild form of bi polar. I have no motivation, little energy and everything is a struggle: sitting and watching tv when I completely lose myself in other peoples' lives...
  9. L

    What should I do?

    Ever since I could remember, I have always suffered from depression. I would go months at a time feeling horribly depressed, which always involved some form of self harm. I don't have a large friend group, but after years I finally was able to talk to them about my depression. This helped only...
  10. T

    Hello all, please read

    I came across this forum today because I just broke up with my boyfriend and needed some advice. I’m usually the one being positive and cheering people up and giving them advice although I think I am not good at it. I have read some of the threads and I want you all to know you are not alone. I...
  11. S

    I don't know what's wrong with me

    Hi, I'm currently in bed, not having gone to class since Monday. I'm a freshman in college, and I just want to spill everything out and hopefully someone will find a diagnosis for me because I don't know why I feel this way or why I'm acting this way. I haven't had any motivation to study or go...
  12. L

    More about me.........

    Hi, so I introduced myself the other day but a bit more about 'me'..... I'm full of self doubt, loathing and confusion. I try to manage every day but my head is like a hard drive that is constantly working. I have a form of control where I 'reset' things, mobile phones, tv's, computers. I think...
  13. K

    Depression hitting hard.. nowhere to turn

    Never posted on a forum but Im really struggling. Struggled with depression for years and it’s just hit me really bad. Everything’s gone wrong and I feel like I have no one to turn to...
  14. J

    For the first time I was sent home from work

    I am 25 years old and have worked since I was 15/16. Last Friday I was sent home from work for the very first time. They think I'm depressed and urged me to reach out...so here I am. I don't really know how to go about this...so I'll just start from the beginning. I've always thought there...
  15. its_cricket

    Motivation Advice?

    Hi, so it's really hard for me to talk to people about stuff like this and express what I mean, but I thought I'd try this forum thing out and see if I can get some advice. I've suffered from depression and anxiety for pretty much my whole life. I'm in college now, and I'm really struggling...
  16. S

    Meds & anger issues

    Hello there, just looking for advice on meds as nothing seems to be working for me. I’ve been depressed since I was 17 but could always cope, distract myself or snap out of it. Last year Jan 2018 I finally gave in & saw the dr, was put on Mirtazapine but that meant I couldn’t sleep. Setraline...
  17. B

    My girlfriend has depression and doesn't want help and i don't kow what to do...

    (To start, know that english is not my primary language...) So i'll try to make she story shorter... Me and my girlfriend have been together for 2 years. About 6 years of being together she started to show her "dark side", and basically she is obcessed with her body and about what people think...
  18. D

    I don’t want to feel this way. I feel so alone. I do not have any friends.

    My mother left my dad when I was a little girl. He wanted her to feel the pain he felt, but she didn’t love him anymore so he used me to do it. I was three or four years old when they split up. He would tell me that she didn’t love me and that the only reason she was trying to get custody of me...
  19. M

    I'm afraid I'm faking my mental illness

    I recently started university and the workload is very intense. What makes it worse is my obsessiveness: I constantly stress that I'm not doing enough - counting the hours of work done and being frustrated if 8 aren't completed daily. I'm always worried that the work I'm doing doesn't constitute...
  20. C

    Fiancé struggling with depression: complete behavior changes

    Hello! My fiancé (let’s say M) and I have been together for 3 years and friends for 6+. I have struggled with GAD the last year or so which impacted our relationship. M has a history of depression and 2 immediate family members with ongoing depression and years of antidepressants. Over the...
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