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  1. H

    The First Time I Got Depression.

    I was 11 years old, and I had just started secondary school. Me and my family had just returned from a three week holiday in Tenerife, which was the home of a lot of my family over the years, my Grandad hadn't been very unwell and when we got back, something changed in me all of a sudden. Only a...
  2. D

    Alot went down last Friday night... Please help

    Hello all... I have been through a lot in the past couple of months. I know I need help, but I am not sure how to start. I will try to explain my situation (as brief as I can). I know I need therapy, but I wanted to write my thoughts down and share with someone, so I can maybe relive a tiny bit...
  3. L

    I don't know what to do.

    I've had a pretty rough start to 2018. I've got friends, and family, but I don't really have anyone who I can talk to without being judged. The way I used to vent was in 2 ways. To my dog, or to my boyfriend. Towards the end of February, I was at uni, and I received the most devastating phone...
  4. H


    Hi, I was undiagnosed and untreated for a variety of psychological problems. I am 42 now and have only just gained self awareness. I have a wrecked marriage behind me etc etc I had a lot of opportunities in my life which I couldn't make use of. I'm grieving for the life I could've had if I...
  5. B

    Switching from Paxil to Lexapro?

    I'm on 20 mg of paxil, and have been for more than two years. I tried to get off of it last fall, but couldn't as it was too hard. It doesn't work for me like it used to, that's why I'm wanting to switch. Has anyone switched from paxil to lexapro? If so, was it an easy transition? My doctor...
  6. AliceinWonderland

    Do you know what brings you joy?

    Found this article thought-provoking... A Kintsugi Life | Finding the treasure in life's scars
  7. L

    Eating disorder behaviour slowly out of control

    Two months ago, my boyfriend dumped me, leaving me terribly, horribly and completely devastated. During the first weeks, I didn't eat much, and lost weight, which was weirdly a slight and only comfort in grieving. Being happy about it, when the healing process started and I got my appetite back...
  8. pepecat

    Learning to think for ourselves.

    http://psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/learning-to-think-for-ourselves/ Learning to think for ourselves Alyssa Siegal Many clients come to counseling expecting therapists to give them the answer – to tell them what to do about a particular problem or symptom. They also often want to know what’s...
  9. L

    New and hopeless

    Hi, I married a man this year after knowing him for only 2 months. So incredibly dumb. He was PERFECT. That all ended after the wedding. Found out this year that he's been married before (and still legally is!), has multiple children he doesn't know, was a major drug addict and has been on...
  10. Nikita

    Grieving my old self.

    Lost two uncles this year four male members of the family in 31 years. Lost me in the last 31 years too. Yes, I was alive,and strong,powerful even,but none of it worked for myself and my own personal happiness.I was used by my family, my mum's side of the family,my fucking narc sister! I gave...
  11. B

    Help it hurts

    Help my life is falling apart just had phone call off the job centre they aren't going to help me neither can I claim any benefits. Cahms hav refused to support us with my son. Still grieving for my nan. It hurts so much
  12. sweet.boredom

    Why no forum for bereavement and grieving?

    Do I need to find a seperate support site for grieving the loss of my parents and my son, and my sisters? I haven't come to terms with any of it, but it doesn't seem that mhf has a grieving section.
  13. A

    grieving the loss of dead celebrities

    i find i feel a lot worse when a celebrity dies (MJ, amy winehouse, witney) what ever... than i do if someone close to me dies seem to be more attached to them in some way- not sure if it's to do with how people around treat me, or if it's because it's just the way i am.. and i'm just a fan of...