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  1. P

    Are you fed up of anxiety holding you back ?

    Hi, I'm new . I suffer from anxiety as well as ptsd and low mood. I have suffered with anxiety for 13 year's. I am pregnant; single parent and have three children. I'm really getting distressed with anxiety holding me back in life and it can be hard on us. Is anyone else feeling like they...
  2. B

    Involuntary breath holding

    I’ve had panic attacks in the past where I feel like I can’t breathe, but today I experienced physical involuntary breath holding and actually couldn’t breathe! It was horrible and only subsided into usual feeling of not being able to breath until I got home again. Breathing only returned to...
  3. E


    I do not know what category this would go under so I am posting it under a few. Thank you! I'm kind of new to this but none of my friends can understand as to why this happened and I've begun to feel kind of like a maniac. I used to be a frequent self harmer and I would usually black out before...
  4. S

    Dating: Hard-mode

    Hello beautiful people of the internet! Thanks for this forum where everyone can come share their thoughts! I have been seeing this girl for exactly a month. We have seen each other every weekend now and im going this weekend aswell. For most ppl the best thing about new relationships is the...
  5. D

    Care Home fees

    My relative has been in a long stay mental health 24 hour care home for a few years. She was ready for home well over a year ago but they had a court order, now she is home and they are holding onto her benefits just in case things dont work out. I understand that there is a 4 week notice in...
  6. Razzle

    Crave to run away during my episodes

    Unsure where a thread like this would go as I have no idea how to categorize this (so feel free to move to proper section if ya happen to know where this would go mods), but lately when I have a bad self-loathing episode I'm not suicidal but rather I want to run away from my family so that I...
  7. Tired Daisy

    Feeling self harm

    Imean like not a hard type of self harm but feeling a soft kinda self harm from a woman like her holding an implement but not doing a lot of harm just causing a little harm for pleasure, oh man if Only I can find a chick. I want somebody crazy and goth who can relate to me
  8. amathus

    7 Reasons Why Narcissists Love People Pleasers

    1.The strong attraction between narcissists and people pleasers is no accident. There is a magnetic pull between the two that is very difficult to break because each is meeting a deep need of the other. This is not the fault of one over the other. Rather, it is an unhealthy union that breeds...
  9. bobshocker

    done lived too long

    Hang the fuck on . Whoa? Whats happening? I was born poor. My parents were just post war. Still on stamps. I was born in 1968. On a council estate. Still in the shit. Theres a girl in the 80's i wanna go back to. Ya know im 47 now . I still know more about how to make love to a woman than...
  10. G


    (This is long and kind of pointless, it's just something I wanted to share) Yesterday I was feeling really suicidal in the morning and I thought I would hurt myself. My mom came in my room and told me we should clean it up since I'm moving out soon, she wanted me to throw away everything I don't...
  11. N

    He's trying to leave me or what ?

    Hey! My name is Jessica Been reading here for pretty long and it has helped me a lot. Now I'm hoping you guys can help me out again with my first post. I decided to try online dating and found an amazing man living in another city 45 min away from me. We've been speaking for about a month and...
  12. P

    Was this wrong? I don't know.

    I am moderately hearing impaired. I can communicate in person just fine with no interpreters, no problem. I miss many words on the phone. I use a system to call doctors offices called relay. I type into a computer screen and an operator reads it to the called party. Then the operator types back...
  13. E

    Emotional Connection

    Emotional connection with others is vital for well-being. It releases the "cuddle hormone" oxytocin and has a comforting effect. Sex and hugs are most commonly mentioned as the ways to get a shot of oxytocin. But there are also other ways to get an oxytocin boost. It turns out that we all need...
  14. S

    Living with anger & hatred in your heart

    I have seen so much, heard so much, bared witness to so much. I have nothing but hatred, mistrust, distrust and contempt for human beings. I grew up surrounded by gangs or factions, each with their own ring leaders. Nothing has much changed. The people then are the people now the lack of moral...
  15. C

    Coping With Flashbacks

    Ideas for coping with flashbacks Tell yourself you are having a flashback and that it is ok and very normal in people who were traumatised as children (or as adults). Remind yourself that the worst is over – it happened in the past, but it is not happening now. The “child” inside you who...
  16. L

    Working with a diagnosis of Psychotic Disorder.

    I'm trying to get a job and I was wondering what folks views were about holding down a job while suffering with psychotic disorder.
  17. F

    tips needed

    Hi all,was just wondering if anyone has got out of agrophobia? I haven't always been this way until 2 yrs ago due to a leg injury & losing my mobility,but I've had an op and its way better but been struggling to leave the house,yet I hate staying in all the time...its so frustrating because alot...
  18. Jimny

    I need to share.

    I met with my ex last night, there is still so much hurt and anger there. We are both trying to get past that, I find it very difficult to leave things with animosity I always want to clear the air. So very hard seeing her again, the conversation is difficult as ever but then the guards come...
  19. mami5

    Can't stop

    Self harming now more or less on a daily basis. Just can't stop. Holding on now until kids go to bed then I'll be free to do it again. Urges so strong.
  20. Purple Chaos

    Nothing Interesting: Just a Little Bit of a Rant

    No need to read this. I just feel like I need to get it out of my system (I'm driving myself even crazier than usual) and this poor forum is the only place I can do it in safety, without upsetting anyone else or continuing to feel the way I do. I don't even know which section of the forum to...