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    Turns out they moved a pyromaniac in our shared supported living house

    We had a new person move in. He has previous arson convictions which he openly admitted a few times on visits before he moved in. He had been in a forensic hospital for some years because of the arson/s. I had some concerns because he was an arsonist and would be moving into a shared house with...
  2. C

    I hear a fire alarm that isn't there

    I was in a house fire when younger, older now don't think much of it. But recently, more often at the moment; I hear a fire alarm. I don't even think there was one going off in my home. Just confused and wondering if it could be some type of ptsd. Also, note I hate being near heat. (Won't put...
  3. C

    Anxiety Is Off The Charts Right Now...

    Ok...I usually post in the OCD forum, but I also have been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder so I guess this is where I can go too... First, if you don't know me, I am 47, I am female, I am the mother of 5 children, one that is grown up and in college and the others not that far behind...
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    Still here...

    Have nothing to say. It's ok though. I'm not that important that people would care anyhow. :( Whatever. I am screwed up in the head, and nobody's going to believe me that this started a few months ago. I just feel so lost...and bad...but I won't stop. I can't. I am literally playing with...
  5. C

    Back To The Darkness I Go...

    I'm in too deep Pressure building Only way out Fire I have to make a fire And watch the flames My troubles go up with the smoke The embers The beautiful embers Still glowing Reminding me that the fire is out And my troubles are still here The only way out Fire... Neverending loop Always...
  6. C

    I introduced myself now I don't know if I belong here or where...

    I guess what is bothering me can be considered an OCD-type thing. You see...I start fires. Small fires. Controlled fires. Nothing dangerous. I get these urges that I can't ignore and the stress builds and builds until it is hammering in my head. I just need to see the flame to calm down. I...
  7. T

    It just seems so unfair that I have to deal with this

    Hi. This is my first post here. I found this forum because I have no one irl who understands. I guess some background - 18 months ago my apartment building caught fire due to my neighbour's carelessness with a space heater and I was trapped in my top floor flat. I was unharmed physically but the...
  8. M

    Why does loneliness hurt?

    I have had some of the greatest friends anyone can hope for. They have all been pets. Recently I lost my two best friends in horribly tragic house fire. I am so lonley now. I only drink and take medication. I miss my best friends. Ive turned to this website in desperation. I dont sleep well anymore.
  9. Guy12182

    Wellbeing Maintenance and Tools

    Well Being Maintenance is takin` for granted sometime. Some think it will all fall into place. Some use the wrong Tools, Some give up to easy. Some make it happen.... For me, this is sometimes really hard to accomplish...given I/we have mental illness. But what I do have is the tools at this...
  10. K

    How to deal with checking OCD ?

    Hi, After many years of suffering from checking the doors stoves, water leak etc. I have finally found out that this is a OCD. I am especially interested how you all deal with this and if you can share your opinions. What are your symptoms with being checkers (I am wondering where how it can...
  11. R

    hostel look

    my sally army housing assoc put up an official looking notice board in the halllwat, my neighbour asked someone from her church to take it down, now these official fire notices have appeard, bit silly because theres no fire alarms of fire exits makes the place look like a hostel, maybe it is...
  12. R

    Traumatized by fire

    Hey! I'm glad I found this forum and I hope you guys are doing okay. I'm Rita, I'm 18. I used to be a volunteer firefighter ( used to be because I had a severe knee injury) and I was trained to fight wildfires, with real situations. Until then, I wasn't scared of fire. That was 2 years ago. 1...
  13. N

    Being in Care as a child and suffering problems later in life?

    In 2000 at the age of 14 I was moved to a children's home short notice because my foster Mums father's cancer become terminal and he needed palliative care and my foster mum wanted to nurse him. I was kicked out to live in the children's home with no preparation. I would have to say that 18...
  14. L


    I hear voices telling me to "set it all on fire" to light things on fire and I also hallucinate the smell of burning which is really nasty. I also see myself on fire...
  15. N

    Should I disown my friend for my own sanity?

    I have known this friend since the age of 13 and am now 31 so 17 years so I feel like I have a lot invested in him because I've known him such a long time. The thing is I think the relationship has become toxic. We only meet up to drink alcohol, that's all our relationship revolves around and...
  16. L


    They keep telling me to kill myself in a specific way. They aren't going away until I do what he says
  17. L

    Hearing voices

    He keeps telling me to kill myself in as specific way. He isn't going good away until I do as he says.
  18. D

    Touched with Fire film

    Anyone have comments?
  19. N

    Paranoia as a direct result of PTSD / Domestic Abuse?

    My moms boyfriend abused her mentally, physically, and verbally from July '15 to January '16. He was the reason she left her home, the reason her car got wrecked, and then when she was staying with me to get away from him, he set her house on fire, by starting a fire out of a pile of stuff on...
  20. C

    Anyone up?

    I found that texting and all that helps keeps me from freaking. I guess its habit from when I was with my ex. I'd text her all day everyday unless we were fighting. So if anyone is up and down to talk.... shoot. I'll fire back and try not to be a drag.