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    Shamed during a 'conversation skills' session at work (NHS)

    Hi, hope you’re all doing as OK as you can! I had a pretty horrible experience today and I could use some perspective, apologies for rambling. I have spoken to my colleagues, who are as confused as I am regarding the whole thing. I feel that perhaps something was missed, or something not...
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    Does anyone have a life of shame? I'll try not to explain too much detail, but since i was 18 (62 now), i'll had to cope with it. When the shame began, it was like in a matter of only 3 days time. I just hit me like a sunami. My mind became flooded with very vivid and explicit sexual thoughts...
  3. R

    3 year long anxiety about taboo subjects (some may find disturbing)

    Hi everyone thanks for checking out my board Im 20 years old and for the past 3 years I have felt quite lost due to feelings of anxiety caused through guilt. I feel as through I don't get as much enjoyment from things I should like going out and socialising with my friends due to these...
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    Jobless again

    Not my fault this time. It was a temporary contract, Christmas casual only. It was my favourite job so far. But now the dread is back. The dread, the loneliness, the shame. A deep feeling of shame and isolation. The feeling I can't talk to anyone. Jobless just before Christmas. Maybe without a...
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    It's back after 15 years!!! And I can't stop

    So when I was younger say 14/ 15 I would SH a lot then as I got older it stopped. The past week I have been having a real downer. The CMHT have been great. Two days ago I started self harming again. It was an urge at first then I did it and now I can't stop doing it. I told CPN today . I found...
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    Hi, I'm a 41-year-old man living in colchester/north Essex. I have an avoidant personality disorder plus low level depression and generalized anxiety. The avoidance began when I was around seven or eight, but it has taken me a long time to realize that shame lay at the heart of it all. By my...
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    Avoidant Personality Disorder

    Anyone else developed an avoidant personality disorder? I have never been officially diagnozed, but I'm convinced that's what's wrong. I always knew I had social anxiety, but I also knew there was more to it than that. I suspect that shame lies at the heart of all this, and that the shame feeds...
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    A Realization I Had About Losing Touch With Reality

    Recently I've been going through some big relapses in my mental health. I have been engaging in old unproductive behaviors and been losing touch with reality (I constantly feel like I'm in a dream). I had gone off meds completely about a year and a half ago. I made some huge changed in my...
  9. Fairy Lucretia

    crying my heart out

    just seen some photos of my nephews who are in foster care because my sister had a breakdown will probably never see them in RL again they are so beautiful what a shame what a waste ,my poor beautiful sister :cry:
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    Shame and guilt even after beating porn addiction.

    Anyone else here struggled with porn addiction, has beaten it and is dealing with the shame and guilt associated with it? I can't seem to get over the guilt and shame of my past addiction. Can anyone else relate?
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    New here

    Hi, I just joined this site. I am 18 years old and from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago although I’ve watched so much American cable that I sometimes feel American. Anyway, I suffer from OCD and Anxiety along with potential depression. I haven’t gone to a mental health professional...
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    Help me, dont know how to accept this...

    I dont know if this is the right forum to post this thread, but i really need help. Sorry for my bad english. I am a 23 year old boy who have had suicidal thoughts for about 6 months now. I have always had low self esteem, but it have just gotten worse and worse the last couple of years, because...
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    Internalished shame

    Hi, I don't know if this is the right forum to post in goes. I have recently developed the problem of experiencing a large amount of internalised shame. It all started a few months when I did something which, while being both childish and immature, was not anything seriously...
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    Panic Attacks When I'm Attracted to Someone

    Hello everyone! This is my first post here, and I think this will be a great outlet for my challenges. I am a good looking guy who loves to perform and can get an entire crowd going at a karaoke event. I do have some social anxiety, but being in good company usually helps that for me. My...
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    Feel shame and guilt from my teenage years.

    When I was 14 I was hanging around with a girl and she was not a very good influence on me. Although I thought it was great at the time! As she was fun. She knew these two boys and we were hanging around with them. We went to their house and that's when I had sex for the first time. I didn't...
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    What do you do ?

    What can i do when I get flashback ,regrets and shame it's so overpowering and i will do anything to stop the mental pain so I turn to self harm but I know it's wrong and feel shame afterwards ,how can i stop this behaviour ,any suggestions ?
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    guilt and shame brought on by IRMA

    I've been struggling with this all my life. Any time there's a snow storm or natural disaster threat, I struggle between being one of the masses and buying lots of water and groceries or deciding to risk it because I don't want to be "one of the masses." Because of things that have happened in...
  18. R

    Finding it hard to let go of my past

    I am currently starting on CCBT with the help of a helper, but there are things I rather say elsewhere, one of the topics is letting go, moving on and maming decisions in life, but it's difficult. I get episodes where I day dream about bad events in my life, from the days I got bullied and...
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    Overwhelming rage and mania

    Hi all, I'm a 30 (in 2 weeks) year old husband and father of 2. I am brand new to the forum, and decided to seek this out due to a recurring plague of manic rage that I undergo approximately once every other month. It used to happen a lot more frequently, however, after having an episode this...
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    can't have friends

    i find it too hard to have any friends due to incest from father i was writing a man with my condition, -tsd, and i shoved him away b/c i don't feel good enough for him. i lowered my guard and some anger came out i ex-ressed to him, and now i feel shame and humiliation. i couldn't shake the...