self-esteem

  1. S

    Great anxiety over appearance all the time, mentally exhausting.

    Hi. Bit of a long post, but please bare with. There's a good chance I have body dysmorphic disorder (Not self-diagnosed as such, long story). I'm going to be referred to a psychiatrist soon for a diagnosis and treatment, but I wanted to reach out before then as well. I used to be normal in...
  2. P

    University anxiety and relationship

    I am new to the forum and wanted to share my story with people going through similar things So I have recently joined university and since last few weeks I have been feeling really anxious. Initially I was happy but now I feel depressed. Also this is the first time that I am away from my bf of...
  3. J

    I need help with confidence , self esteem , anxiety

    Hi I’m 28 , and last year in may I started having a psychotic break. I started hearing voices . N being extremely paranoid . Also suffering from anxiety . I got token to the hospital and was prescribed meds. Basically through this whole process I was at home n bc of lack of mobility I gained...
  4. M

    Being stereotyped

    I have a congenital posture problem called Scheuermann's Disease. Originally when I tried to straighten myself the alignment of my head would change so I would sometimes see people that a "normal" person might not have. After many attempts got stereotyped as a troublemaker. Despite trying to...
  5. C

    Need help

    Hi Firstly, just want to say that this is very difficult for me to write. I’m not a huge fan of accepting how I feel, let alone writing about it, but here goes.. I’m due to hit the ripe old age of 30 and I’ve finally decided to address my MH issues I’ve experienced over the last year or two...
  6. S

    would like some advice (LONG post)

    i've reached this site after first googling "why does everybody fucking hate me", then after much brooding finally seeking out a forum with people that could maybe help. i've realized it's only a specific group of people that hate me, and what makes it worse is that i know exactly why, but i...
  7. static void

    How to start talking with people again after years of isolation?

    Hi. Don’t know how better to start… Well start from introducing myself… I am 24, female, living in italy with my parents… I've been depressed for a really long time, and first I want to tell you some bits of my life story. While kindergarten and grade school days are often spent building...
  8. M

    Volunteering

    So I was just wondering what % of people here at the forum do any sort of volunteering. I do want to volunteer, but don't because of several reasons. Most of the places ask for resumes which scares me. Like I wonder why do they want resumes, I am not asking for a job. I start thinking that maybe...
  9. S

    Can't control my facial expressions?

    I can't control my facial expressions, mainly my eyebrows and it's worse when i'm anxious. My eyebrows go really low on my face and it looks weird/creepy and it looks like i'm very angry too even if i'm not feeling it. I try to keep my eyebrows raised enough so that it looks normal but it's an...
  10. M

    I hate being so insecure, it's ruining my life

    I don't think anyone close to me truly realised how insecure I am. It's causing my every day life to be hell and I want to stop feeling like this, but I don't see it changing anytime soon. I tell myself no one actually likes me and they're just talking to me to not be mean. I know I'm not good...
  11. C

    How to cope with loss of identity and fear of feeling happy during recovery?

    How to cope with loss of identity and fear of feeling happy during recovery? Hey everyone, first time poster here. I suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety for which I see a therapist and take medication. However, this being a New Year, I wish to rededicate myself to my...
  12. SilverOakleaf

    Simple idea: success log

    I made an account here once, made like one post, and then never showed up again because I got anxious about it, but I just got an idea the other day that I wanted to share. I've got some pretty significant depression and anxiety that I'm dealing with, and most other people with similar problems...
  13. L

    I can't do this on my own anymore.

    I don't know if this is in the right thread, so I apologise if I need to move it. I'm a 24 year old female and I went through a break up on Halloween. We'd only been together 3 months but it was an intense 3 months, and I fell head over heels. He had a mental breakdown so we broke up, but...
  14. L

    Is this depression or personality disorder or something else low self esteem, strange self worth, feel fake etc...

    Is this depression or personality disorder or something else low self esteem, strange self worth, feel fake etc... Hi I am new here and unsure what reponse to expect. I think I may have mental health issues and at 38 (female) I feel I might need to address them. It's complicated but to...
  15. A

    Toxic Friendship

    Hello! I hope this is the right place to do this. I’d like to share a part of my life that has been giving me terrible headaches lately, today I thought about ending a friendship that has lasted for twenty years for the first time. To the protagonists: There’s me, I’m 21 years old and female...
  16. J

    Do I have some kind of disorder socially?

    I'm trying to figure out if something is wrong with me, or if nothing is wrong at all. I often times find it hard to have small talk with people and my mind goes blank. I feel myself get uncomfortable when I am left alone with someone I don't know well because I am bad at socializing unless I...
  17. T

    would like to die

    Ive never been officially diagnosed with abything, but have been told in the past by counsellor that i have social anxiety which tends to trigger suicidal moods. I realise is not a particularly official source of diagnosis but on the whole, i agree with it. It has come to the point where i...
  18. cpuusage

    SELF-ESTEEM and RECOVERY

    Robert Frank Mittiga - Addiction-Life Recovery Coach: SELF ESTEEM and RECOVERY: What you need to know. Robert Frank Mittiga Recovery Coach
  19. P

    What is the purpose of my life without the existence of love?

    What is the purpose of my life without the existence of love? Am I living in this world, and one of the major purposes is to seek for love? If I seek for it, I just make unnecessary failures and this therefore hugely demoralizes me and demolishes my self-esteem. But what if I don’t seek it...
  20. M

    Low self esteem/confidence... and video games

    This is a small issue, I feel a bit silly even posting about it because it's not serious. But I've noticed my self esteem has been affected recently by... video games. Which is ridiculous. It's a game, who cares? Unfortunately I do. I've never considered myself to be good at games. I've always...
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