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  1. F

    Filling your time

    Apart from volunteering. What do you do to fill the days? I have loads of entertainment to hand. I just don't feel fullfillment from it.
  2. S

    Hi, not sure where to start

    Hey, honestly I am not diagnosed with anything and I might just worry too much, but I would like to hear some perspective on what you people think. I have so many things that are kind of bugging me about myself, but I don't know how to form a coherent picture about them. I am an a weird place...
  3. D

    Another mental health soldier

    Hey guys first time on here. Currently battling anxiety and depression for the last year and having a look about and learning some more about mental health as knowledge is power and all that. Been through this exact thing 15 years ago and suffered for 5 years and it's now back with a vengeance...
  4. Anime-Alchemy

    My OCD.

    I have OCD. I remember when I worked at a University, I was in a hall that had students taking their exams, although i'm pretty sure we called them schools rather than halls. So this was the south school I was in and it was assigned to me to look after and make changes, etc for the exam period...
  5. K

    Anxiety/OCD/??? - Hoping for some help

    Hi all, I'm not exactly sure if/what I have or even if I have anything but it is something that is concerning to me and I think it may be some form of OCD/Anxiety. Generally speaking I am very happy in life. Married, two kids, home owner, good steady job that I enjoy. This is the first time I...
  6. L

    my boyfriend is diagnosed with anxiety

    Hey everyone. At first I want to tell you that english is my second language and therefore I will make mistakes and may not find the right words to say. if you don't get what I am talking about please ask. I'm here because my boyfriend got diagnosed with anxiety and I don't know how to help...
  7. M

    Facial Self Consciousness

    Hi all, New to the forum and I wish you all well. I'm posting because I have been getting recurring issues in certain social situations which has put me in a state of despair. When I'm in speaking to people in a seemingly casual environment, I get really self conscious about what my face is...
  8. A

    Goal is to keep off the screens for a minimum time per day

    I am addicted to my phone and laptop. I spend every waking minute on either device. Today I went to a coffee shop to do some work (laptop needed) and being at the coffee shop helped keep me focus on the task at hand. I'm not sure why, but I like it. I did some reading (from paper!) and writing...
  9. K

    Why did she leave me?

    My best friend of 1 year and I moved away for college together. She was depressed and suicidal and she said she had a dream to go away and start a new life with me. Her parents weren't helping much so I offered to support her until she was stable. I gathered money from my old jobs and helped her...
  10. M

    A patient's letter to Jung

    I turned the page and read this. Gasped. Perfect. BY KEEPING QUIET, REMAINING ATTENTIVE, AND, HAND IN HAND WITH THAT, BY ACCEPTING REALITY - TAKING THINGS AS THEY ARE, AND NOT AS I WANTED THEM TO BE - BY DOING ALL THIS, RARE KNOWLEDGE HAS COME TO ME, AND RARE POWERS AS WELL. A PATIENT'S LETTER...
  11. N

    Anxious regarding voluntary role

    Hi Folks, As i just mentioned, I am feeling potentially anxious about my posiiton of copy typing, how secure this will be, so what I am contemplating on doing in the meantime, is possibly to take a half dose tonight of Lorezapam, and do this maybe for a few nights, and I am checking with the...
  12. W

    Feeling trapped

    I suffer with binge eating disorder. I managed to loose weight following weightwatchers but I was so unhappy and binged a lot. I could not cope with it any more so stopped but the weight pilled back on. If ever I restrict food it triggers me. I need to lose weight but I do not know how without...
  13. My_Second_Chance

    Dating An Emotionally Unavailable Guy!

    Hi All I've been my boyfriend for almost one year now. He has depression, anxiety, is quite socially awkward as well. When we first started dating, it was lovely. He would phone, text, take me out on dates and compliment me. He was quite affectionate. We would have sex. It was all perfect...
  14. M

    pOCD? Help

    I’m feeling panicky typing this. I’ve been struggling for years with anxiety, fear and OCD. pOCD is the current hot topic in my brain, hit and run OCD is another’s one of my brains go-to but that’s for another post. Because I am a stay at home mom, this drives me crazy even more. I haven’t...
  15. A

    Not Sure. Am I Making a Big Deal Out of Nothing?

    So a few years back in the 7th grade I had an experience with a classmate that disturbed me. Basically we had a group project and I was paired with the guy who was basically the class clown and a female friend of his. We were working on something and he made this inappropriate joke then before I...
  16. I

    advice in surviving suicidal thoughts

    I've become a regular in posting here, on one hand it's good because I can share things I could not before, on the other hand it's like a sign of desperation and pain. I want advice from people who have experienced it or ones who are professionals - how do you survive these periods of intense...
  17. Prairie Sky

    Heightened empathy or lack of?

    I was just doing some Google research into the effect of Bipolar on empathy. It yielded some wildly divergent results. Here is a blog post that mirrors my own experience. I'm intensely sensitive to the feelings of others, to the point that I will allow myself to be walked on. However I...
  18. Kerome

    The roots of stress

    I was talking to my case manager today, and it struck me that all stress is something we accept from other people. For example a manager at work applies pressure to you to finish some piece on time, that’s stress you are accepting from him. In the end the only person who can apply stress to you...
  19. Solitude1

    Depression/Anxiety, Ridiculous Problems...

    My life has always been full of struggles. Sometimes with important things deciding for my future, sometimes with trivial everyday stuff. What's happening now is that I've TOTALLY given up on important and serious matters and my whole life is a trivial problem. I who wanted to go to the best...
  20. L

    strugling

    had my meds doubled as I expressed alot of my thoughts to my p doc. he seemed concerned and made sure i had the crsis team number to hand. my head is worse that it has every been, what goes on in there scares me. not sure what I can say here so won't go into detail.