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  1. S

    Lonely, scared

    I'm lonely. I have no friends IRL and even online I feel people don't like me and don't want to chat with me. I have my parents still and I am lucky because they are good and love me, but they are old now and when they are gone, they will be gone. I'm also scared because I have a very dark...
  2. M

    In a relationship with someone with BPD

    Hi all and thanks for the look. I've been dating my current girlfriend for 7 months now. Once we started dating, she was very upfront about suffering from anxiety and had been treated for depression. She is also in recovery, over a yr now, she's an alcoholic. I'm not sure if it's BPD, she...
  3. T

    No Motivation

    Hi, For a few years now I've found I've had an increasing lack on motivation and drive to do anything of any real value. I seem to see the world differently to most and recently have been genuinely curious as to what is the actual reason for life is, when most of the world's population are born...
  4. C

    Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia?

    Does anyone have any experience with this? My GP refuses to settle on a diagnosis as I've been referred to the "pain team" - only I've got two months to wait until I see anyone there. They keep cancelling, moving appointments... GP also refuses to give me any medication because "we've tried...
  5. M

    Romantic relationship with girlfriend suffering from anxiety

    Hi all and thanks for the look. I've been dating my current girlfriend for 7 months now. Once we started dating, she was very upfront about suffering from anxiety and had been treated for depression. She is also in recovery, over a yr now, she's an alcoholic. She's suffered some childhood...
  6. K

    Depression Hitting Hard

    I am really struggling right now. My partner was fired last March and my mood has been steadily dropping ever since. I was doing really well - got an award at work, was making friends etc. But when he got fired I lost my stability. I also had to quit seeing my therapist. Since then I’ve been a...
  7. S

    New to this kind of stuff

    Hi, first time writing here or anywhere really... For a few years, 3-4 I've been having these terrible ideas... Mostly negative ones. It all started when I first lost a job. Went into a 2 year depression, "came out of it". Always felt kinda different after the depression compared to before...
  8. My_Second_Chance

    New Job - Not Impressed!

    I started a new job around ten days ago. My work experience and knowledge comes from mental health background. This new role includes outreach human trafficking. A subject I have zero experience and knowledge on. I took on this new role as it offered better salary than my last job. No weekend...
  9. V

    Perfection

    I have suffered from ptsd manifesting in anxiety depression and hysterical episodes - it’s multiple childhood traumas and has always been present. My problem is that as a result I have always been a massive fantasist I want everything to be perfect to make Up for lost time and also because my...
  10. U

    Really lost and worse, I'm unemployed

    How do I begin? To cut the long story short, I have been diagnosed with OCD in my teens and I am now in my 30s. The OCD is not the bigger problem however although it disrupts my life. Ever since I was 9 I had poor coordination. I could never play sports properly and got told off(read yelled at)...
  11. N

    Builders - On A Temporary (Roof men) I meant, Basis/Noise

    Hi Folks, I have discovered, well rediscovered my trick, for blocking out the sounds of roof work men, at the moment, for next door neighbours, to listen to my head phones of a different musical currently to prevent the hacking and the banging sounds filtering through to me. So hopefully, and...
  12. J

    How to not feel alone in the struggle

    Hi, I recently joined the Forum, and I'm excited to find others to share with and learn from. One of the biggest struggles with OCD is how alone I feel with the disease. My loved ones know I have it, but they don't understand it. Some choose not to know, and others show a passive interest when...
  13. T

    Hello everyone..my first time here

    I am a 50 yr old divorced woman suffering with depression for most of my adult life. I have taken antidepressants for many years and had counselling a few times. I have been off work for a few weeks now. I'm still waiting for therapy and thought I'd give this a try. If nothing else, it will be...
  14. E

    Scared of the Future

    I'm new here, I just made my acct to post about this. Bipolar 2, OCD, anxiety, ED. I'm really scared that I'll never find a job that I like. I wish I could've gone to college but I thought I'd die before I left HS, and then as I was in the last few months of HS, I figured I'd die by age 21 or so...
  15. F

    Coming face to face with an abuser from my childhood in new job.

    I have spent day two of my new job realising that I may more than likely come face to face with an abuser from my childhood. I cannot describe how horrible the prospect feels right now. I am battling anxiety and acid reflux as it is. I have done really well today, but finding that this person...
  16. J

    I'm worthless

    Hi. I've been depressed for a long time, perhaps close to thirty years now, off and on. I had a good run for a few years in my mid-20s in grad school, but most of my memories going back to middle school are of introversion, social awkwardness and zero self-esteem, and things have caught up with...
  17. R

    both everything and nothing is wrong

    hi. i feel like my life is falling apart. or better phrasing would be: i feel like my life has always been "apart". no "falling". just consistently in shambles on the ground. i don't even know what to say, or what to ask, so i just want to give you an idea of my mental health timeline: when i...
  18. F

    Started new job today!

    I started a part time job today. I had to give up my last full time job after trying to cope with all day anxiety attacks for 11 days. I had a good first day and concentrated all the way through. I am only doing two days a week, so I am hoping that I can use the time off to relax and...
  19. S

    Misunderstood

    Hey, every now and then I get really anxious feelings to the point I can't talk at a normal level and feel like everyone is judging me when they look at me. I lose all confidence in myself. It can happen out of the blue or there can be a slow build up. It can last for a short amount of time or...
  20. D

    Medication Question

    Hi everyone, Thank you for taking the time to read my post and may I wish you and yours a very healthy and happy 2019. I have a question and I was hoping to hear your thoughts on the matter. I have been struggling with anxiety/depression since the loss of my mother in 2000. I had a major...