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  1. SomersetScorpio

    No motivation to really live?

    This is a weird one. I'm by no means considering suicide, though have made attempts in the past and used to think about it constantly. I'm struggling with this feeling I have of not wanting to participate in life. I don't mean I want to die, I just mean that all of the things that people seem...
  2. S

    Small Towns - ???

    Why do people from small towns have a real hard time keeping them selves to them selves. And minding their own business. :BLAH: Such people just can't help them selves. Why do small town folk have an inherent need to nosy in and know everyone else's business?:BLAH: And love to gossip & stir...
  3. M

    All by myself

    Does anyone else have no friends... like none... not ones that you dont see but none. I have no friends.. but dont feel the need for any & dont want to socialise to make friends.. Im led to believe this is not "normal".. Does anyone choose not to make friends?? Please fully read this before you...
  4. Fairy Lucretia


    i think being alone all the time is making my mental health much worse before she died mummy was with me 24/7 but now i am completely alone apart from when my aunty visits me twice a week she has recently had cancer and has heart problems and diabetes and is 88 so im sad to say i do not see her...
  5. S

    Am I depressed?

    I am in my early 20s and in my final year at uni. I haven't been feeling good for a long time now but recently iv been feeling worse. I have periods where I feel extremely low and struggle to get on with my daily life often not getting out of bed one or two days a week. During these periods I...
  6. M

    Do I have Avoidant Personality Disorder?

    Hi All! This is a weird one now. I haven't got a fear of people, I haven't been neglected or rejected as such in real life, but for some reason I am very anti-social and never socialise. By socialise, I mean parties, clubs, pubs and social events of that nature. I don't have a problem going...
  7. F


    Went for depot today. Through asking a few questions injection giver works out I don't go out much. I told him rather reluctantly that I could go to the cafe(was going to add to sit alone) and he talks about it being a chance to socialise. I told him I have no one to socialise with,no friends...
  8. BPD Babe

    Scared of the future

    I suffer with depression, anxiety, BPD and SPD (Schizoid Personality Disorder). I have really been struggling lately and a couple of weeks ago I ended up in hospital after doing something silly. I muddle along as best I can from day-to-day, although some days I can barely function. I have...
  9. C


    Banff and surrounding areas The Arches Anderson House 46 Ardanes Brae Banff AB45 1FG 01261 815449 The Arches supports our community by offering confidential support, information and advice to anyone who experiences mental ill-health. We can help you make friends, overcome distress, meet...
  10. C


    Stamford StartaFresh - Befriending Group Christ Church Green Lane Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 1HE 01780 766446 07950 464093 Monday, Thursday and Friday 1.00pm to 3.00pm StartaFresh provides befriending and mentoring support for vulnerable adults in and around Stamford who have encountered a...
  11. C


    Nottingham Erewash Mental Health Association – Breakthru Day Centre 1 College Road Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 4NE 0115 9461213 [email protected] Monday to Thursday 9.30 - 4.45 Friday 9.30 - 4.30 We run two Day Centres for people experiencing long term Mental Health...
  12. Palladian


    I've become seriously reclusive. I moved to wales in 2010 and find meeting people really difficult. I went to college and the only people I met there took drugs. I have a history of drug abuse. Admitted to hospital with drugs psychosis staying away from drugs is a must. Being english makes me...
  13. Unique1

    That feeling of being lonely but knowing its best.....

    I often feel lonely, but I feel it's a bit of a contradiction as I i know being on my own is usually best...I don't always have the energy for the conversations meeting people or inviting people around brings with it. Sometimes conversations can cause my anxiety to kick off too, so it's easier...
  14. S

    Sutton surrey anyone near

    Hi I'm new on this site and I have depression panic attack and agoraphobia I'm looking to make friends with local people Im 31 and have gone to some groups but most people I meet are a lot older. I would like to meet others round my age to socialise with to. Thanks
  15. B

    Addicted to depression

    Hi all, :) As some may know I’m new to the forums, and I’ve been wondering for a while if I’m the only one who’s ever felt like they are “addicted to depression”? So a little history for you…Quite a while ago I was diagnosed with severe depression. I’d find it hard to do anything, get out of...
  16. A

    Don't know where to turn

    Don't know where to start really, I'm getting to the stage where I'm close to giving up, not going to go on and and explain why I'm so depressed, I'm a typical male I suppose where I bottle everything up and not talk about it, I went the doctors and said how I'm feeling and she seemed in a bit...
  17. K

    Hate leaving the house..

    Always been troubled with anxiety but the last month leaving the house has made me feel sick, i dont wanna socialise with outsiders unless i have had a drink then i dont care :confused:
  18. Q

    relapse and recovery

    What are the first signs you notice of a relapse and then recovery?? Personally, I know I going in to relapse when I begin to lose interest, sit about, racing thoughts,can't sleep etc. All these things usually 'come back', with recovery and I begin to feel happier about myself, play my music...