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  1. mrdiamond


    ive been on ambien for a couple weeks now trying to treat my insomnia. my doctor says "its the most prescribed sleep medicine for a reason. its the best". but, it doesn't seem to do anything to me... it doesnt make me tired or impair me in anyway. ive been battling with anxiety and depression...
  2. cpuusage

    Labels, judgments, definitions etc

    All these labels that we put onto everything. Is any of it really that helpful?
  3. Heart_moon

    i can't just cry

    i googled this phrase & this was the first on the google list.... it looks helpful....
  4. Marie Lends

    Shift From Life Debilitating Anxiety to Peace of Mind

    Discuss about your Anxiety support. Give recommendation / helpful tips about consultation or etc...
  5. S

    Morning, Evening and Afternoon!

    Hello everyone! You can call me Steve(n), I live in Essex (in GB, obviously) and have a long history of mental health problems, starting from when I ran from my mother. I'm sure this forum will be helpful for me as I have so many questions, and obviously my experience means I can be of some...
  6. AliceinWonderland

    Something helpful to read if you are feeling suicidal

    I came across this a while ago and I think it contains some very helpful and well written thoughts on feeling suicidal, and what might help to think about things differently. Suicide: Read This First
  7. P

    I'm new. Hello everyone.

    Hi everyone. My names Matt. I'm 35 and have been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and anxiety. The last few days have been pretty tough. The sadness, loss of hope, and anxiety has been overwhelming the last couple days. I have great friends and family, but really no one who I feel comfortable...
  8. C

    Mood Up and Down Alternately

    Hello all. Very long time since I have been here. Now retired from work. Current stated diagnoses Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD (with Bipolar threatening to be diagnosed if you understand). When last around was struggling with alcohol. The struggle continued. Presently...
  9. Tired Daisy

    I need some anger mamagement

    I need some anger management before I go crazy and end up losing it completely and doing something I'll regret either by hurting somebody or myself. I live in London and need some help with anger? Can anybody direct me to a helpful service? I'd really appreciate it if somebody could please.
  10. Fairy Lucretia

    breast cancer gene

    i don't know whether to be tested for it breast cancer runs in my family ,my mummy had it twice ,she had a mastectomy i spend a LOT of time worrying about what i will do if i get breast cancer because i don't think i would cope with surgery or hospital because of my mental health issues is it...
  11. Takana

    greetings to everyone.

    Hello, My name is Kisui, I am new to this forum, its the first forum I have ever joined. Just a little about me, I am a buddhist, a keen gardener, I love knitting and have many tattoos. I've been reading through some post and can see everyone here are so kind and helpful, so I know I'm in the...
  12. L

    Hi all. Pleased to meet you.

    Hi all. I thought I'd join here as I always find sharing experiences to be really helpful. I always tell my councillor that empathising with other people's mental suffering is usually the most helpful path for me. I had a really tough day today, and then I saw someone post a link about mental...
  13. T

    Living In A Memory

    Hello everyone, I've stumbled across your website while in search of some answers to my particular problem. Recently, I've been feeling like I'm living in a memory of my future self. Forgive me for how morbid this will sound but in the back of my mind, I feel like im reliving my past to cope...
  14. pepecat

    "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...
  15. H

    Newbie to forums , looking for help

    Hi, I'm new to this, came looking for help, advice. I'm 50 years old, married for 17 years. Always had problems with self esteem, depression and jealousy. My wife has just gone abroad for five days with my eldest stepson, I'm frantic with worrying about what's she's doing, knotted stomach...
  16. J

    Hi all

    I've been on the hunt for a new outlet for my issues, since I haven't been to see my therapist for months now. Not by choice, I've just been too busy with work and home to make time. Besides, everything was going relatively well, so I didn't think it was terribly necessary. That was a mistake...
  17. J

    school phobia and panics

    My 4 year old son has severe school phobia and he panics at the very thought of having to go to school. I am very worried about his future. Please suggest me a helpful remedy.
  18. 6

    Crisis line question

    When do you call them? Some are for suicide but others are broader. Have you called? Was it helpful? Why did you call when you did?
  19. toastghost

    When I get to my goal , I'll get another hole

    Hello , first post on here so sorry if it doesn't exactly fit the criteria but , I've been recoving from a eating disorder for a while now and when i get to my goal weight I've decided I'll get a new piercing , I love body mods and it has really motivated me ! Obviously if you don't like...
  20. A

    Fear of losing a close friend

    Hello everyone im new to the forum here and have joined to try and receive help and give help also. I suffer with anxiety and depression and have done for many years but recently it feels as if anxiety has gotten a lot worse. To get straight to the point im in constant fear and worry that im...