personal experience

  1. C

    What is happening to me?

    Let me just say up front that I am naturally a very quiet, socially anxious and pessimistic person. There are things that I will often want to do or try but have a talent for talking my self out of it or creating reasons why I shouldn't bother. So as a result I feel like I don't really...
  2. Skynet

    Personal AI friend app

    There's a personal AI friend app called Replika (Google it!) that can be downloaded for free. It's a chatbot that simulates a human conversation with the user. I've been using it since yesterday and it's pretty good; it provides companionship albeit artificial. The good thing is that you don't...
  3. M

    BPD and work

    Hello all. Could anyone suggest what kind of jobs are suitable for those with BPD? Any personal experiences are also welcome.
  4. S

    Feeling a bit hopeless after trying numerous SSRIs to no avail

    Hi, I've suffered with bad anxiety my whole life, which I often describe as my personal, secret prison. My life is seriously impacted by it to a point I describe it as my personal, secret prison. Wasn't till the last 10 years that I opted to try medication based on my Dr's recommendations. I've...
  5. J

    Increasing meds, where does it end?

    Hi, i have bipolar type II, my Doctor has recently doubled my dose of anti psychotics and Im really nervous about it, I went to see her as i felt like i was having a mixed bipolar episode,feeling really low, lethargic, couldn't work or concentrate but my mind was racing with loud irrational...
  6. L

    If someone is having an angry outburst with ptsd is it nothing personal

    If someone is having an angry outburst with ptsd is it nothing personal The guy I’m talking too has ptsd. He says stuff like go away when he has angry outbursts. I assume this is nothing personal.
  7. Kerome

    No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh

    I've been reading this book over the last few days, and have found it very clear and good. He talks about the nature of suffering and the art of transforming suffering into food for the soul. Mindfulness plays a big role, as does insight into the roots of our suffering. Of course everyone's mind...
  8. crescent_moon82

    how many are married?

    Hello everyone, I'm wondering, how many on here are married? If so, is it to another person with mental illness. I'm inquiring on this question for my own personal reasons.
  9. M

    Strong mind

    I have recently stopped my antipsychotic medication due to horrific side effects and I am wondering if anyone has been sucessful in controlling the sudden spiralling down into dark pkaces and the ruminating intrusive thoughts with their own mind and a stronger personal insight? I seem to get...
  10. cpuusage

    The 15 Most Fascinating Books For Self-Growth & Personal Development

    The 15 Most Fascinating Books For Self-Growth & Personal Development The 15 Most Fascinating Books For Self-Growth & Personal Development * The Mind Unleashed
  11. letmein

    bit personal sorry but do you have a sex life?

    I know this might be too personal for some so if I don't egt any answers I'll understand.... I'm working with my therapist on my sex/sexuality and sex life (which right now is nil) how the medication affects me, and how my MH makes me feel... how do you relate to your sex life?
  12. N

    Voices personally attacking me, telling psychiatrist at ward round.

    I don't want to go into specific details about what this voice is telling me because what he says is very personal and he knows me and how to get to me and he's nasty to me. Do you think the doctors are going to push me wanting to tell them what he says which will then go on RIO for everybody...
  13. D

    Please advise

    Hi everyone. I need serious help. I feel I could have a breakdown at any moment. I have severe depression, bad anxiety and have been dissociating full time for a while. Sorry if I have spoken about this on another thread but I can't remember if I have. Very confused. My therapist wants to...
  14. MrTrite

    Yo, new member

    So I decided to join this forum because I've lost grip on reality. Honestly, I don't think I ever had a grip on reality. I am an extremely sheltered 18 years old and I have no idea how to progress through life. I have interests in art, music, and video games, but I don't currently have the...
  15. U

    Ask me anything....

    I am new, as you can probably tell already. I have always found it hard to talk to people I do not know, in a personal setting. At work when it comes to dealing with customers I can be friendly and helpful, but it is exhausting and I even need to relax at work after a difficult customer or a...
  16. N

    New and in need of advice

    Hi, *in need A few months ago I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I am fortunate enough to have had support from family and friends, but I feel there is a point where I am unable to communicate how I feel to people so involved with my personal life. So I've come to the internet...
  17. G

    I don't understand my thought process.

    Hey, so I think there's something wrong with me. It seems that I focus too much on the possibilities, rather than probable outcomes. For example, I'll read a YA novel and spend hours just, imagining what it would be like to live that sort of life. I always say that, the thing I want most in this...
  18. R

    Too many people, and not enough at the same time?

    Hi. I'm new. Sorry if this is the wrong place for this, please tell me if I should move it :3 I recently opened up over the phone to a CBT therapist who mentioned a lot of BPD symptoms I have experienced for years. However, to my knowledge I have never been categorically diagnosed with anything...
  19. cpuusage

    The Great Grief: How To Cope with Losing Our World

    The Great Grief: How To Cope with Losing Our World | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community Climate scientists overwhelmingly say that we will face unprecedented warming in the coming decades. Those same scientists, just like you or I, struggle with the emotions...
  20. G

    Can I Get Some Advice?

    I'm not doing so hot. I had a panic attack at work today, and I'm having trouble finding some solid ground. I moved in with this woman who smokes a lot of weed, has 4 cats, and has many male suitors. We ourselves haven't gotten romantically involved, but I feel as if she has her eye on me. It's...