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  1. B

    I need a father

    Hey freinds, I feel sad and can not focus on things. I have exams and I'm so depressed again. I hate these feelings. In my childhood, I was a child of single mother. Once a month my father came to meet me. I loved that moment. But as a child my all hopes died about father. He touched my legs and...
  2. D

    Can ocd thoughts be questions or phrases?help

    I have had ocd for 10 year and I'm constantly freakig out about this, I have managed to overcome a lot of my intrusive thoughts and accepted them as just thoughts but I can't seem to accept other ones, the ones I get are sort of sexual intrusive ones, I am overcoming a trauma from childhood and...
  3. S

    ending the pain

    How do you end the pain? I'm tired of hurting and hating. I hurt all the time. I hate this world and my place in it. I'm growing weary of the fight.
  4. Gajolene

    Expectations vs. Reality

    Growing up we all had influences of what life was supposed to be compared to reality. I'm not saying anything till I get replies. How was your life effected in childhood by your surrounding elements of family, tv, doctors, law and such. Just curious to know. I could fill pages with conflicting...
  5. K

    Schizophrenia Song

    I'm 31 years old now and since the time i was 9 i've had obsessive thoughts that i could never turn off. They were always saying i was a bad person and i would go over my life again and again trying to find proof that this was true. I couldn't turn it off and it ruined relationships and so much...
  6. bluemoon2

    Can you have an alter ego with BPD?

    I'm just getting diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder for the first time and I can't seem to find any information online about the condition which doesn't involve stigma of some sort. I have self harmed in the past and I do have suicidal thoughts from time to time (which I haven't...
  7. D

    My Current Feelings

    Everything I believe is true. Everyone knows it, if not in the forefront of their mind, they know it be true in the back of their minds. We're comfortable though. So we don't make a fuss about it, nor do we think about reality too often. Growing up is not enjoyable. Your golden years are your...
  8. C

    North Yorkshire

    Northallerton Mental Health Support 2 The Link Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1DG 01609 780758 Drop in Drop In at Centrepoint is open each Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and on alternate Sundays from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Day support services MHS Day Centres...
  9. C


    Southend on Sea Trustlinks Westcliff site Growing Together Westcliff 47, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex SS0 9AG. Shoebury site Growing Together Shoeburyness Elm Road (next to The Woodlands) Shoeburyness Essex SS3 9RZ Tel: 01702 213 134 E-mail: [email protected] Opening hours...
  10. M

    I see no value in suffering

    I only value having empathy, inspiring, and helping others out through a life of as much pleasure and as little suffering as possible. I have no value towards inspiring and helping others out through my suffering. Sure, I would help them out anyway since I still have full good value towards...
  11. M

    life of a hermit accepting our fate

    how do you deal with a life that hates you for who you are? for what we cant control the gifts and challenges we can never overcome? my whole life i have never had but 2 or 3 friends family schools jobs then this wonderful thing called the internet came out in my later life i thought life...
  12. L

    I need help so desperately

    Hi - this is my first post here so I hope its ok. Im struggling with my life desperately. Im 21 years old and have had problem after problem. My mother is a very nasty, selfish woman who treats me vile. She puts me down and loves to make me feel less of a person than herself, growing up my life...
  13. M

    Study, 2013: Childhood bullying 'damages adult life'

    BBC News - Childhood bullying 'damages adult life' "We cannot continue to dismiss bullying as a harmless, almost inevitable, part of growing up. We need to change this mindset and acknowledge this as a serious problem” Dieter Wolke University of Warwick Bullying in childhood "throws a long...
  14. RainbowHeartz

    mum has a bunion

    so sad she works mon - fri every week standing on her feet and she is in agony :( she wont go to the doctors because apparently you cant do nothing about a bunion unless you pay a lot of money as its not covered on the nhs... i dont know how true that is... but im worried mum wont be able to...
  15. L

    Pubescent changes as a catalyst for anorexia?

    I am just getting over an eating disorder (I hope) and I have recently read that a fear of adulthood has been seen as a factor in anorexia in some cases. This rings true for me in a sense that I have noticed that some of my eating disorder triggers have stemmed from the growth that occurs in...
  16. M

    We "re" did our anniversary yesterday

    After having a heart to heart, my husband suggested we start over and have a nice anniversary. We went out to breakfast in the morning, which is a favorite meal for me but the real surprise was when he came home from work! He brought me the most beautiful bouquet of roses and lilies,a box of...
  17. P

    Fear of Death and the Body

    Been going through a tough time. Would appreciate any advice. 1. Disgust of Body Anyone ever felt uncomfortable about the body. If you think about all the parts and and blood swirling around, it's pretty discomforting. 2.Fear of Dying I'm terrified of dying (dying, not death). And...
  18. M

    Growing old and euthanasia

    I fear growing old as a mentally ill person. Also Ahlzheimers runs in my family. As an added bonus my relatives have lived to ripe old ages, not knowing who or where they were. Many meds become dangerous for elderly people and what then? This is a jolly post, I know, but by god if I haven't...
  19. BlackNGreen

    Constant state of anxiety and depression

    These past months there's been this ball of fears growing inside me. I'm very familiar with it cause it's been there since I was 5years old. After starting my medication 7months ago it almost disappeared which is why I feel so defeated by it growing back now. It's like a tumor that's growing in...
  20. K


    I was diagnosed with unstable emotional personality disorder last Nov after years of not knowing or understanding why I reacted or behaved the way I did. It wasn't until the consequences got so bad that I was finally diagnosed with this. On the surface, people only saw a sporadic binge drinker...