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    How to get over someone?

    Hi guys, I need help. I work with someone who I have had an emotional affair with (sounds stupid to say it) and I know it has to stop and I think we have finally decided to leave each other alone. The problem is I can’t get this person out of my head and it’s hard to avoid them since...
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    would anyone like someone to talk to today?

    hi, its good friday and my birthday in three days time, i'd be 9 and a half if leap years are to be granted. i'd really like a friend to talk to right now, cause i really don't have any! anyone up for a friendly chat - and hopefully not about mental illness, please reply to this post! Shane.:dance:
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    People ignoring or not acknowledging me.

    Hello everyone, I have struggled with anxiety all my life. However, one of my biggest problems is that I am overly sensitive when a stranger doesn't acknowledge me. This is the main problem with social anxiety that I have. This story is going to sound a little ridiculous, but please take the...
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    Hi folks I'm a 48 yo single guy just started on clozaril 6 weeks ago. I'd welcome some new friends, I'm friendly and interesting
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    PIP assessment

    ive just had my PIP assessment (home visit), though i would post to reasure others going through it. iit wasnt to bad, nice friendly lady. she listened to what i had to say, even put up with the my none stop talking due to being doped up on diazapham. so i have to say not to horrific.
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    "Shoot the Damn Dog' author Sally Brampton dies

    Sally Brampton, journalist and writer, dies aged 60 - BBC News (contains suicide specifics) Of all the 'celebrity' deaths this year, this one has stunned me the most, though actually, I"m not massively surprised. I feel a bit 'hit by a truck' for a few reasons..... I didn't know Sally at all...
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    Not sure what's wrong!

    My ex boyfriend and I have been best friends since our relationship fizzled out 8 years ago. Neither of us having another serious relationship in those 8 years. I am now in a serious relationship and my ex has undergone some major personality changes. He is ill. I can see it he can't. He says he...
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    Please help

    Hi please can someone help me before I eat myself to death! I'm a long suffering agoraphobic so I don't go out. I sit in my house panicking and eating myself to death be it boredom, depression self loathing I don't know but I hate myself ! Please do not tell me I need meds because over the years...
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    Helpful people?

    Alright this is going to be kind of long, just signed up and am going to do an intro of sorts. I am a 22 year old straight male living in California. I currently live with my grandparents and my older sister. I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember (which...
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    Hi everyone new on here...friendly gal with anxiety xx

    Hi there have never been on a forum before but because feel lonely and a bit isolated thought would give it a go!!! I am a mum to two lads ones 19 and ones nearly fourteen..he has autism and severe aggression problems..I have friends but not really any that understand anxiety and depression...
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    Persistent harmful thoughts (what is this???)

    Persistent harmful thoughts I dont know why but this started in 2012. Whenever i am walking alone, i always have this feeling and thought of wanting to hurt someone, random person. Aside from that, i also have a persistent thought of hurting myself. My stomach and legs particularly. I've...
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    Newbie :)

    Good morning! Not really sure how to start so I'll just go for it! I've been diagnosed with anxiety disorder last year after my friends pushed me to go to the doctors and I have a one-to-one every week with a women at the college I go to. I'm currently waiting to start counselling to deal with...
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    Hiya all. :-)

    I'm new and I thought I'd introduce myself before I forget lol! Been reading the forum for a little while and thought I'd join as everyone seems really friendly. Hope everyone's OK. Xx
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    The PIP assessment

    The assessment was not as thorough as I thought it would be. The man was polite and friendly. My brother said I did well. Whether I get it or not is in the lap of the Gods but at least the assessment is over.
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    Loneliness or just a state of mind?

    Long post warning. So I sit here, alone again after a day at work, feeling pretty low and lonely. I've felt like this all day, and most days, to the point now where it distracts me and interferes with my concentration, loses my appetite and my motivation to do anything. I recently turned 30 and...
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    Inability to make friends/form relationships.

    Hello MH forum! I'm brand new to this, so please let me know if this is posted in the wrong sub forum etc. I apologise beforehand too if this post becomes a little lengthy! I'm 25, in full time employment, have a partner and am partially content with what i'm doing, for now. However within the...
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    My nickname is Kamon, I am new here. I have come here to speak to people because I need to reach out and get some help. I feel like my life is spiraling a little, it is something I am sure I can eventually gain control of, but I need a little guidance along the way by some friendly strangers...
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    Anyone else have just one voice?

    I want to begin by saying that I've been on this forum for some time and have greatly benefited from many extremely helpful contributions made by fellow members. I joined after needing answers to my spouse's situation and began by reaching out to some of you privately before posting something...
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    Ahoy UP there! ;-)

    Hellooo UP there! *waving so you'll see him...down here* Lol. Just wanted to pause and introduce myself. As you can see...I do indeed have a sense of humor, and love using it! Hope to engage in friendly conversation with like minded others, so I do hope you look me up...umm...well..You know I...
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    I feel really good and sane

    This is fairly exceptional time of my life. I feel really content with myself, I have very little confusion about things. I feel like a person and am able to express myself without as much fear. I think root of this mental distress has been identity confusion, related with having difficulties...