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  1. M

    Daughter asking Questions

    My daughter is an exceptionally (frustratingly) bright 7 year old. She has noticed that daddy takes medicine and for the past year has been satisfied with the answer that it is because I get headaches. To be fair, she and her sister so often give me headaches. she is now more curious, and is...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. soulsearcher

    explaining BPD to other people...

    hey peeps is it just me but i find it difficult to explain BPD to other people so for exmple ill tell someone ive got BPD and then when they ask whats that exactly i just for some reason cant explain and im just like google it, anyone else like that?
  5. A

    problems filling in esa50 form.

    Hi all. I have to fill in my esa50 form to see if I still qualify for the benefits I am on, I have done this quite a few times in the past, but this year I do not know what to write. I am experiencing a level of depression beyond anything that I have experienced before and I just do not know...
  6. Fairy Lucretia

    suddenly feel awful

    i get like this throughout the day i feel something i can't explain i want to die but don't know how to do it :low:
  7. M

    How to explain this without feeling weak?

    Hello, right away I apologize for my English- it's not my native tongue. I'm suffering with rather bad anxiety and my general mood is feeling empty,irritated or incredibly sad. Feeling happy is rare for me, I can only feel that way if I'm at home with my pets, but unfortunately, my anxiety...
  8. D


    Hi, I am trying to get some information. I am on disability benefits and I receive rental assistance form my parents. Unfortunately, my parents and my landlord are driving me crazy. I have been asking for several years to get help, although permission is starting to sound more accurate...
  9. M

    Advice for depression

    I've never used something like this before but recently I'm coming to terms with accepting it's likely I have depression. I was going to go to my GP first to get their opinion but my sister told me it was best to tell my mum which I thought might have actually been a better idea. When I told her...
  10. G

    Painfully awkward embarrassing times

    To be completely honest I am usually not the one that causes my embarrassments. Other people put me into situations, or force me into embarrassing situations. For instance, when someone makes an obvious comment about something you're wearing, or makes a comment about how your eyes look smashed...
  11. P

    Help on dealing with family members who don't 'quite' get it

    This is my first time posting so I'm really not too sure how this all works. Anyway, here goes. I've suffered from depression and self-harming tendencies for almost 2 years on and off, and while my family have been supportive at my worst - I've run into trouble recently with how to talk to them...
  12. B

    Explain chocolate eggs at Easter?

    Why chocolate eggs at Easter?
  13. phaneron

    Trying to find myself again

    I was diagnosed with schizoaffective about a month ago and it still feels odd to finally have a label to this way of thinking that has effected me for the last three years. I thought it was just depression for the longest time, not paying attention to the more serious symptoms like...
  14. Fairy Lucretia


    for a while im so sad and suicidal im no fun to be around i don't belong here or anywhere im so lonely but maybe it is best to be alone i feel like im not even a person ,just a jumbled up mess is in my head can't explain myself let alone try and help others i love everyone but i think i...
  15. N

    Schizoaffective disorder and kids

    Hi everyone, three years ago I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have four kids (from 7 till 13 y.o.). We live in Russia. Two of my kids were born in the USA. My question is how to talk with my kids about my illness, how to explain them what is going on with me? Is there somebody...
  16. C

    Emotions are all or nothing?

    Sometimes I experience emotions, but I don't particularly acknowledge them, as if they're subconsciously ignored. Other times, I experience emotions and it just gets too much, like it needs to burst out of me and I cant contain it. More often than not, I can't really explain what the emotion...
  17. D

    Why is stability so important to BPD

    Hi I've been diagnosed with BPD for a few years and after 4 years of relative calm, chronic pain has triggered off a major crisis. Would anyone be able to explain why stability is so important to BPD? I hate the chronic feeling of emptiness it is so hard to explain why stability, having an...
  18. S

    I feel nothing..

    First of all I want to say sorry for my bad English,and I will give my best to explain what I feel.I'm 18 y old boy, which life is huge mess..I mean not my life (everything around me), but inside me - like my soul..just myself..I have girlfriend and we have been together for 9 months,i have...
  19. G


    Evening, I've just joined the forum tonight in the hope I can get some of my thoughts out on here and try and fully explain whats going on in my life. I've been to the doctors previously but don't seem to get anywhere and end up going round in circles. I also find it alot easier to type my mind...
  20. C

    Hi money troubles/mistakes I've made In past

    I find it hard to explain what I've been thru. I have constant burden of the past. Things I didn't do/say... act on. I now have money worries. I started a job a month ago. I find it hard to express what I feel km going thru... like sometimes I feel in control and sometimes I don't... which...