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  1. R

    Fed up

    I'm sick and tired of feeling depressed, hopeless, suicidal. Nothing seems to be improving. I'm a fat, ugly failure. I have tried so many times to be "positive" but it just doesn't last. My antidepressants clearly aren't working. I don't want to kill myself because I know my mum just wouldn't...
  2. S

    Looking for advice

    Hi guys, new to the forum so please be gentle. I'm hoping I can speak to someone who has been in a similar position to myself. I'm a 34 year old single male who lives alone. I have a lot of friends and a good family but I feel really alone and isolated a lot of the time. I've had a look at the...
  3. H


    I have this. I have lived alone for over ten years now. The last time I had friend stay over the night was eight or nine years ago. I do have friends - not had girlfriend for longer than this - I have women friends but I feel like its my destiny to not have anyone over night after night...
  4. I

    depression and social anxiety at university

    I've just started my second semester of my first year at university. I have a history of social anxiety and depression and all of my bouts of depression in the past have resulted from frustration of being unable to socialise with people and feeling left out. I moved away from home to go to...
  5. A

    how to talk

    hey i think i've been doing self-harm for two years now. i don't think i can stop yet but i think i just need someone to talk this through. how to speak with your family and friends? i'm so tired of wearing long-sleeve shirts and coming up with excuses for that. i feel guilty i haven't told my...
  6. R

    I think I really am a terrible person

    Hi, I always thought I was a reasonably nice and caring person. Apparently thou according to a friend I sexually harassed him and that’s why he always hits on me. I don’t have casual sex because it’s one of my values and I had told him that many tines yet he still asks if he can sleep with me...
  7. E

    Worrying constantly/need advice

    I worry about everything... literally everything. Every interaction I have with someone and try and read into every possible reaction or attitude they give me. I am a huge people pleaser, and the thought of me loosing a best friend to someone else or them not wanting to be my friend honestly...
  8. I

    How do I stop thinking so negatively as it is ruining my life?

    I am a male, twenty years old and just started university in September 2018. I have a long history of social anxiety, generalised anxiety and depression, all of these things I have received no help what so ever. Since about May 2018, I have received very intense panic attacks when I am out in...
  9. qwerty1234

    The hospital and ex friends who have treated me like trash

    I complained to the hospital and want to complain again. Two former friends threw me out of their life in response to a more confident me and I am still reeling from their disrespect for human life.
  10. V

    Well lets do this I guess

    So... Im Valk. The past few weeks for me have been hell. A little bit of backstory here. I work from home and I work 80-115 hours a week which leaves little time for family or friends. No time to go out and enjoy what a 27 year old should. I have a kiddo. Who is my world. Well his dad ran with...
  11. T

    Could I be a Trigger?

    Hello all. New here and could use some help. My good friend is in a psychotic state. It came upon her over a month ago. She had a couple of very stressful incidents happen to her in the span of a week and I think her already fragile mind couldn’t handle it. (She’s been fragile for over a...
  12. S

    How do I help my friend who has BPD?

    Hi everyone! I have come here hoping that someone who knows what it is like to have BPD could give me a piece of advice on how to help a close friend with BPD. Long story short: My friend and I have known each other for 20 years - she was diagnosed with BPD ten years ago and has been in and...
  13. K

    BPD and making friends

    Hey I'm Kyler. I have BPD was diagnosed when I was 18. I take 5 tabelts a day to function, I depend on these tablets, if I miss them I am so I'll and cannot wake up for ages, cold sweats in bed it's horrible. My mental health has been really bad for about a year now. when I got signed off from...
  14. 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...
  15. O

    First post in 3 years - Advice welcomed

    Hey, I write this post as my second entry on here since i joined & posted in 2015. Having reread my post from 2015.. much is still the same. I am still scared to talk to anyone as I fear I become a number in public statistics and labeled as someone who has mental health issues. Over the past...
  16. G

    My name is Geoff!

    Hello everyone, My name is Geoff and I struggle pretty badly with a multitude of mental health issues. I tend to find I spend a lot of time on Facebook which is definitely not helping so I decided to make this mental health forum my startup page in Google Chrome. I hope this works out. My...
  17. G


    Hello , My name is John .(Dont wanna display my real full name). I'm 25 years old For couple years living abroad.. And suffering from mental illnes , loneliness, self-protection from outside world , scared to take risk... But my goal to seek help here and hide all thoes symptones , how danish...
  18. B

    My dilemma

    So I haven't been here in a really long time. I've honestly been spending a majority of my time trying to reinvent myself and my life. Third divorce a year and a half ago. Changed my career. Single and celibate for the entire time. I have been seeing my psych nurse less and less. It has not been...
  19. G

    BPD and mindful self compassion

    There’s a doctor out of Texas who has developed a new meditation/psychotherapy program called mindful self compassion. Her name is Kristen Neff and I’ve only recently discovered her. My boss actually recommended I take a mindful self compassion course after I was struggling at work with...
  20. I

    Hi everyone!

    Hi people! I have AvPD, which makes it hard to make friends in real life, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a chat with other people who can relate to my problems! It would also be nice to make some friends, so message me if youd like!