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  1. L

    New here

    Just want to do a brief introduction of myself. I am 26 years old and I work as a registered nurse. I have been battling Major depressive disorder for 10 years but only got diagnosed in 2012. I have had to work extra hard to get to where I am today but still have to fight off many depressive...
  2. A

    Struggling with a relapse

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but just need a little bit of advise/support. I've struggled with my mental health since I was about 13. Anxiety, depression, eating disorder, self harm and suicide attempts. I fought it for about 5/6 before really getting anywhere with my recovery. I've been...
  3. J

    I made the voices go away

    If i look back at it now it almost feels like they were never there in the first place. I lived with them for 1 and a half years. Worst experience I've ever had in my life. Constant horrible insults thrown my way on a daily, I couldn't even read a book without "them" copying and laughing about...
  4. J

    Hey all

    So I'm new to the forum, thought it would be a good place for me to read about others expierences as well as dicussing some of my own worries. I'm a 22 year old woman and self harmed for a long time but I haven't self harmed in 4 years now! Minus one incident
  5. J

    Anyway to make self harm scars fade more?

    Hey all, so it's been almost 4 years since I have self harmed ( I'm 22) and as strange as this might sound I only really noticed and fully grasped the scars on my arms 5 months ago, I have tried using bio oil for the last 3 months but read that if scars are white that they won't fade anymore...
  6. H

    This is all so new to me

    Hey guys. So this is my first forray into public expression of my struggles with mental health. I'm not very good at this kind of thing but I want to try. I'm not sure what I expect in terms of response-if any, but I do know I'd love to hear thoughts and talk with someome. So If anyone wants to...
  7. R

    Getting better

    Does anyone find life in recovery really challenging? Making a new life away from mental illnesses really difficult? Want to give up and have little confidence in life as a recovered person being fulfilling?
  8. Mountain violet

    CPTSD, depression/anxiety and dissociation.

    Hello everyone. This is my first post here. Hoping to connect with others who may have experience with CPTSD and the symptoms of. I’ve recently suffered lots of fresh trauma through an abusive relationship with a narcissist, which I am healing and recovering from daily. Feel like there is a...
  9. B

    Self improvement plan - critique me?

    Hi guys I think everyone on this site is here because we're in the process of recovery from something. For me, social anxiety was a small thing and then I head a health issue that made things a ton worse. But I’m making some good progress now. Right now, I'm about 3/4 into rehabilitation - I...
  10. J

    Brain poisoned at age 18, now 24 and adapted

    In my teens at around 18 years of age I managed to poison myself by eating gardening seeds that were coated by a pesticide, don't ask why I did it, I am the definition of an idiot. The day after the incident I have noticed that I did not 'feel' the same way and that my brain didn't feel like it...
  11. J

    Starting a video blog as aid in recovery

    Hi! I am starting a video blog about my recovery journey through schizoaffective disorder, hoping this may not only help myself but will help others.
  12. T


    Hello, My name is TwoFarGone as TooFarGone was already taken. Let's see. My forum history is about as bad as my mental health recovery. So here we are.
  13. C

    maybe somebody can relate

    so I have pushed away most of my friends and family due to negative emotions (blaming, addiction, paranoia, anger, recklessness etc). I feel like I need to get away from them in order to fully recover. I noticed major improvements since cutting almost all contact with friends and family. I...
  14. F


    Hey. I made an account today, although I've been looking at different threads on here for a while. I have a few mental health issues that recently have become more of an issue, and I think this is one of the best places to talk about them because people understand others struggles. I was...
  15. F

    Helping yourself after self harming

    Hi all, I was so good for so long but last night I don't know what happened. I've got marks all up my arms, not too deep, but many. I was wondering what self care things I can do, both mentally and physically to help myself out. I'm currently a bit ashamed right now, I want to do better and...
  16. S


    Why do some people with PTSD actively seek recovery (get therapy and meds, do research about PTSD, try new strategies for recovery, write about it, etc.) but others seem unable or resistant to make even small steps toward recovery? (I have PTSD and am in recovery. I'm working with some...
  17. H

    I really need support :(

    Hello, I'm 19 years old and this is my first time sharing my story on a forum, but I have never met anyone with OCD like me and I hope this might help me find some hope that things will get better. It all started over the summer when I was going on a trip. I was convinced that something would...
  18. Ocean Blue

    Hello, I'm Ocean Blue...

    ...and I am new to the forums as you might have guessed lol. I’m more inclined toward the spiritual side of mental health so you might find me hanging out in such forums. I’m in the process of trying to recover from various health issue’s & feel broken beyond repair much of the time, so I...
  19. B

    It’s all so stupid!

    Today I was meant to be going to a meeting to help me control my drinking. I’m not an alcoholic, but I use alcohol unhealthily to self medicate for anxiety, and, with my BPD and trouble controlling my impulses, it’s occasionally pretty dangerous. I turned up early to the community centre and...
  20. H

    How do you know when to go back to work?

    After being off work with mental ill-health, how do you know when you're ready to return? If you've been through this before, how did you handle it? What did you / your employer / your doctor put in place to make the transition easier? What advice would you share with someone in a similar...