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  1. V

    Hi! I'm "back"

    Hello all, I'm a 35 year old girl with bpd. Got diagnosed in 2009, after having been depressed for years. Had therapy which helped a lot and left me thinking that I had conquered it. In a way I think I had indeed, but having been single all the time since I came out of it, I didn't really get...
  2. E

    It recently dawned on me that IMO I have PTSD

    I saw my GP today, he is referring me to a specialist to get a diagnosis; I can't go in to why I think I've got it because it would take too long & I have very little energy & am always tired (I've already been diagnosed with aspergers & anxiety & I've been on anti-depressants for 27 years ie...
  3. T

    First Date tomorrow and I'm terrified....what do I do

    So I have gotten a date tomorrow... I literally have no experience with girls whatsoever, I'm 24 and she's 29, and her last relationship was 5 years I haven't told her that I'm totally innocent, nor that I suffer a lot from anxiety and agoraphobia (which I'm sort of getting over slowly) What...
  4. S

    Verging On A Breakdown..

    Sighhh Hi everyone, hope everyone's keeping their spirits up as Christmas is coming.. This is going to be a bit of a rant so I apologize is advance. Lately it seems like the world is trying to kill me, now some people hearing that might think "that's a bit overdramatic" if I could tell you all...
  5. qwerty1234

    I space out a lot.

    I don't know what the problem is but it may be the depression, so i post here. I was also diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I used to have this when I was younger, too. I want to, am interested in studying, but my brain is not there. I have started meds and recently increased the...
  6. M

    ECT

    I had this treatment back in the 70s. The whole experience including hospitalisation did make me ill and I never properly recovered. Now I have the idea that having the same treatment now may reverse things or maybe even hide the memories of that time which are causing a lot of problems for me...
  7. Iamsoconfused

    I'm being questioned about my love.

    Hi, i have been having this awkward situation with my mom come up sometimes. It doesn't happen a lot but when it does it leaves me feeling really bad about myself and guilty. My relationship with my mother is not healthy and is pretty codependent. I was raised in a dysfunctional environment...
  8. D

    Could this be depression ?

    Hello these pass few days on and off i have not feeled like myself. I been having a lot of anxiety i been having low mood on and off ,today probably was the worst . i been getting flu like symptoms feeling like i am coming down with something but feel fine otherwise. Also winter and the...
  9. qwerty1234

    Emotional eating

    All this writing is doing me a world of good. It is much better for me to write to an audience than to journal in private. I get lonely a lot and want to email people all the time, but they need breaks from me because their lives are more normal and so they have other obligations. But it has...
  10. B

    Hello, glad to have found this forum

    Hi, I'm Eliza, 36 y/o female living in the US. I've had a history of depression since childhood- it comes in episodes and this current one has me feeling completely numb. I usually use coping skills to help me through depressive episodes (music is #1, learning/reading, foreign films, long...
  11. S

    I cant stop thinking about dying

    I want to kill myself. I cant stop thinking about death and the spirit world. my life is recently messed up. I lost my house and im stuck with my parents. i lost my money and i dont know when i can go back to my life. there is a lot i should deal with and all i can do rightnow is sit with my mom...
  12. S

    Help with general decision making

    I have had very bad symptoms of generalised anxiety for a long time now. I find decisions impossible now, even the smallest decisions. I have a lot of big decisions I need to make that cause a lot of anxiety, and now even supposedly simple decisions are impossible and cause lots of stress...
  13. B

    good to be here!

    I'm Gabriel, been suffering from anxiety and depression on and off for thirty years. I have battled on through thick and thin but often i feel isolated. at the moment i am experiencing a lot of anxiety which makes my job very difficult. retiring next year. just want to talk to someone who...
  14. ArcherX

    Having hard time working out

    Ever since I got psychosis my body has felt a lot more weak. I've tried exercising though I run out of steam pretty easily. My EPI nurse told me psychosis doesn't effect physical abilities though I have a hard time even walking 10km. Normally I can do this without any trouble. The only thing I...
  15. S

    Hi there!

    Hi, I'm new here and finally decided to take the initiative and try asking other people instead of spending hours online trying to find answers to my problems. I am married and we have three children. I think I am a sensitive person and definitely a perfectionist and that’s probably partly why I...
  16. T

    20 yrs

    I've been dealing with depression since I was a kid. I'm 40 now. Just started therapy last Fall. Never been on medication or been diagnosed for before that. And honestly I'm afraid of medication because I don't know how I'll take to it. If i have a negative reaction so bad it changes my brain...
  17. S

    Helping my depressed partner

    I'll try to keep this relatively short.. My partner and I are 22, we have been together for 4 years. In the early stages of our relationship it is now easy to look back and see that she was dealing with anxiety but did not realise herself that she had depressive symptoms. Her symptoms became a...
  18. C

    New and Blue!

    Hiya, I'm joining this because I have a lot of experience of mental health issues personally - pretty much like everyone else. I've done a lot of work on myself including therapy and reading, I've got friends and family who've also had their difficulties and I hope to be useful here as well as...
  19. H

    How to help my partner get to the GP

    So I've been with him for a few years now, and we're really close. I'm quite sure he suffers from anxiety and depression, I've written down some of his symptoms, if that'd help to post. We've talked a lot over the years, and we value conversation highly, but I can't properly understand what...
  20. W

    Making new friends, how?

    If I look at myself from an external viewpoint, I am in a really great place. I have a lovely partner, we're getting married next year. Financially I am not bad, I have some savings and we own (mortgage) our flat and I have a lot of nice things. Job wise, I have a great work life balance...
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