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  1. Solitude1

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Hello, good day. I have severe anxiety, obsession, a bit of depression, attention and thinking and communicating problems, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, where I wake up in the morning all tired no matter how much I have slept (I've tested this, slept for four hours, all tired, slept for...
  2. cpuusage

    Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, creating change

    Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, creating change << Scottish Recovery Network "We are in the middle of an epidemic of mental health problems. It sometimes seems as if the whole population will be soon be diagnosed and taking medication. Politicians of all parties are promoting...
  3. I


    I have Asperger's Syndrome, Depression and OCD and I've signed up to this forum in order to possibly get some help and support for my health problems. I am quite socially isolated so I am looking to have more social contact.
  4. W


    Hello recently joined. Had depression and mood swings since late teens, I am now 51. I have been terrified to face my illness and tried to bury it. Resulting in relationship problems, loneliness and work problems and recently suicidal thoughts. Got drunk last week and took an overdose, hoping...
  5. C

    Feel like giving up

    I have exhausted all my resources. Will I ever grieve for my mum? Had a wall up for a while which is causing me problems now. I miss my sense of humour and living. But I just can't seem to be at peace.
  6. B

    hello, im new to this forum

    greetings all, i just joined the forum to search or ask some questions or helps about my severe depression and self esteem problems. nice to meet you all.
  7. cpuusage

    Understanding Extreme States: An Interview with Lloyd Ross

    Understanding Extreme States: An Interview with Lloyd Ross - Mad In America "In this interview, Lloyd Ross of ISEPP and I discuss how to help people experiencing delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, and other problems commonly associated with a diagnosis of “schizophrenia.” We discuss the...
  8. R

    Mental hospital destroyed my life

    In April 2016, I had a lot of severe bad things happen in my life all simultaneously. I decided to take an antidepressant pill prescribed by the doctor.... And that started a terrible fall. I had been taking St Johns wort. I read the label and it said don't take together so I waited a few...
  9. J

    My mental state is a total mess that I don't know how to fix

    I'll start by saying that i am not sure when any of my problems came about. I just sort of noticed one day that something wasn't right. I'm a junior in high school at the moment. Since fifth grade I have had problems in school, though I actually have pretty good natural intelligence. Earlier...
  10. R

    Suicide the only option

    Please help. I don't know how to possibly go on. In April 2016 I had a break up, lost my partner of 4 years. Due to circumstances growing up, I had cut my mother out of my life since she has narcissistic personality disorder and is an alcoholic, she had interfered in my relationships ally life...
  11. K

    Avoiding friends

    I'm not sure where this might fit in. I recently realized that I avoid people who are dealing with issues. For example I have two friends with relationship problems, another with job conflicts and yet another with financial concerns. I don't feel like I am strong enough to listen them. I get...
  12. A

    How do you express your emotions?

    I can't express mine to other people. Face to face anyway. And the closer they are to me the harder it is. Like, my two brothers, when they have problems, they can call my mom and talk about it. Work problems or need someone to rant to. My younger brother has called her many times crying...
  13. D


    Hello everyone, I've decided to join this forum because I'm looking for some advice and encouragement. I'm in my late teens and I've had problems with anxiety and depression for most of my life. I also have problems with anorexia sometimes. My parents aren't very supportive and I've tried to...
  14. i_must_be_mad

    mental health mentions when reporting crimes

    I know been said before but when someone goes beserk with a gun etc, quite a high percentage of reports say the perpetrator has had mental health problems. My point being - yes quite obviously they not rational - but with certain mental health conditions you have no control of your mind and...