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  1. H

    Hey y'all

    Hey. As my username says, I'm a hot mess. Ive suffered OCD anxiety and depression for at least a decade now and I'm only 25. I've having trouble lately finding reasons to keep living. Reasons to keep fightin. My main ones are God and my babies. Ocd has destroyed me. Changed me into someone I...
  2. qwerty1234

    Boss anxiety

    Work and bosses are a really major stressors for me, so you are going to hear me talk about this a lot! I am probably just going to go on and on in this thread over many days and weeks if it stays up. I have a good boss now, who is rational and calm and clear and educated, but I feel he has...
  3. N

    I need advice please help.

    I've been in contact w/ someone who has BPD & I belive needs some kind of proffesional help but they do not want to have it happen in person (for reasons I will not mention) & they cannot pay for it. I would like to help them but I don't know where to direct them. Please could I get some...
  4. D

    Hi :)

    I just registered because I have severe anxiety and depression and its all slowly ruining my life. I'm still waiting on counselling (6 months now) and I need to be able to talk to people I don't know about the things going on, and everyone here seems really supportive. My main reasons for...
  5. 1

    13 Reasons Why trigger?

    Hi all, im new to this and was wondering if anyone else felt similar after watching 13 reasons why? I think I used to be depressed, for various reasons, and tried to kill myself one time and ended up spending a while in hospital after ODing one evening. But since then, I put myself into...
  6. Kerome

    Feeling anxious, searching for reasons

    I’m feeling rather anxious today, and it’s like my brain is latching onto different reasons. There are reasons to be anxious, but they are small things which I’ve no real reason to be concerned about. I was at my dad’s home and we watched a chunk of a movie called Captain Fantastic, which was...
  7. B

    Is there reasons for Night depression?

    so every night i feel so down and crappy but i don't know why. it was a torture enduring it every night, but i feel better during daytime when the sun is out. but the world starts to turn grey on 7:00 Pm. it was 7:40 pm when i type this. why is this happening? im taking antidepressant prescribed...
  8. G

    The Value of Anger

    The Value of Anger: 16 Reasons It’s Good to Get Angry
  9. cpuusage

    Reasons to be cheerful (Part I & II): developments that instil optimism about the future of mental health provision

    Reasons to be cheerful (Part I & II): developments that instil optimism about the future of mental health provision Reasons to be cheerful (Part I & II): developments that instil optimism about the future of mental health provision - Tales From The MadhouseReasons to be cheerful (Part I)...
  10. shaky

    What's the difference between mania and psychosis?

    This is not a joke. I was just wondering if anyone had any insights into this question. Last night I was somewhat mad. I shaved off half my hair - the right-hand side. I was laughing a lot at the time. I was buzzing (and so were the clippers). It seemed to me that I was psychotic - there must...
  11. Lost_Darkness

    self harming when not distressed

    Does anyone else feel the urge to self harm when they are otherwise feeling fairly ok? I haven't had a bad day - not great, but I'm not distressed or numb which is when I usually self harm. I just keeping thinking about it and know I will end up doing it, but the reasons are now different...
  12. R

    Lost..lonely...depression...given up

    Getting to that point of overflowing with emotions that i need an outlet.....so this is it. Thr stuff i cant say to my friends because the ones that are still around dont understand and i dont want to lose them like i have so many of my friends ....allbecause im not the fun loving party girl...
  13. Tired Daisy

    Losing my memory

    Something happened today which got me into a situation and I'm worried for my future. Well today I went to my housing office and nearly went to the wrong place then realized I was at the wrong door then I went to the right door and got my house keys out to unlock the door off the housing office...
  14. R

    Long-term relationship advice

    I'm 31 and have been in a long-term relationship with someone for about 12 years now. For the past year or so, I've been really contemplating whether to leave the relationship--I'm almost sure actually that I should. I can point to lots of reasons, but the strain of my mental illness on our...
  15. J

    Possible Misdaignoses?

    Hello Everyone! Let me start by saying that I'm new to this forum, and I'm excited to start helping other people, and for talking to people that have the same disorders as I do. I have always thought that I had some type of mood, or personality disorder because I have periods of depression...
  16. cpuusage

    Psychiatric drugs & finding support in reducing.

    i think that people should be supported if they feel they want to try reducing the amount of psychiatric drugs that they are on & be supported fully in whatever their wishes are. Far better to give people access to better support/help & a harm minimisation approach. i don't agree with filling...
  17. 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...
  18. cpuusage

    5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Watching TV

    5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Watching TV | The Unbounded Spirit BY SOFO ARCHON When I was a child, I used to spend much of my time every day watching television. I would watch almost anything TV was presenting me with, as long as it was entertaining: reality shows, newscasts, movies, and so...
  19. K

    Stopping raceing anxious thoughts

    Does anybody onebhave any tips on reducing anxious thoughts? I just seem to keep worrying about silly things like not ever getting better, not being able to sleep and even too worried to play computer games in case I can't sleep, my low weight and posible reasons for my low weight I even...
  20. R

    First therapy session this week

    Went back to uni as an adult, through Access course. First two years I passed with average 2:1 (high, 69%) bordering on first and then problems began to mount. I don't know why nor can I explain the cause of them but it was as if my world began to cloud over. I couldn't face continuing so I...