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  1. Soul_Deeps

    Tips for getting out of bed

    Hey, I am now at a point (yet again) where my daily routine contains of very irregular sleep, laying in bed awake, eating and having my whole body hurt because of the complete absence of any movement. It is honestly very exhausting and stressful laying in bed all day, but getting up is just...
  2. G

    Leave a message for someone who is struggling

    This thread is for positive reinforcement. Add a random message of encouragement. Not to anyone specific, just strength when you have it. There will be times that you don’t.
  3. J

    The Magic of Lithium

    The magic of lithium. Lithium as all "magic" is a trick which is to poison your body to weaken it. One is so weak that he has no strength for any manic attack. Congratulations wizards of psychiatry!
  4. Anon_21

    The Aftermath (of depression), a poem

    The first day is always the hardest, When the Fall has wreaked havoc on my already fragile grip of reality, left me vulnerable and alone. Carefully I assess the damage, Climb through the wreckage of Hope and Despair, Always searching for survivors, anything solid I can latch onto As I attempt...
  5. AndyRoyd

    What works for me

    I'll cut a long story short - Since the doctor gave me a diagnosis of depression I've done a lot of research and I'm currently taking, Bimuno L-Theanine High strength B complex vitamin D Its not perfect but its a lot better than the side effects from antidepressants.
  6. D

    Battled too long now

    I don't want to be here anymore. I've struggled for years, get told things will get better and it's just a lie! Why do I have to think of others? I just want to be at peace now. I need the strength to end it now.
  7. M

    I'm wrong in the head and I think I'm ill

    Hey. I'm pretty young, still in high school in fact, but it doesn't take a genius to understand that there's something wrong with me. I'm not very good at explaining stuff so I will just jot down a few symptoms I have and my mental state. - firstly, I'm very socially awkward. I literally hate...
  8. E

    Being haunted

    I suffered through two separate but traumatic events which lead to me starting to SH. I've been doing it for as long as I can remember and have been trying to stop. But I'm being haunted by past events I'm actually afraid to sleep because every time I do I have nightmares/flashbacks. SH has...
  9. E

    Can't do this much more

    I'm really not sure just how much more of this I can take. I've been SH for years and lately I have been trying really hard not too and unfortunately I have had a few relapses. The thing is, right now I'm really unsure of how much longer I can take living in this cycle. I'm fighting so hard but...
  10. E


    I recently went to my first 1:1 therapy session and even though it was only basic stuff for the first time it's dredged up a lot of painful memories and I'm not coping well. It's renewed my whole 'what's the point of all this suffering'. And I had a bad SH episode. And now I just feel worse than...
  11. E

    Losing battle

    I've had a really rough few weeks & I've kind of isolated myself to try and deal with them but right now I can't take anymore. I feel so awful and I'm tired of fighting this fight. All I want to do it sh the problems away but the urge is too strong. I know if I did I wouldn't stop but I'm...
  12. R

    Internet forum opinions causing trauma

    Something that happened two years back and I can't get it out of my mind. Some views I posted on an Internet forum and now I am not able to interact with people normally. I get anxious. I keep telling myself that I am ruining my life because of this but I just can't seem to get it out of my...
  13. Sugarplum

    I can't take any more

    Today one of my big supports said that they were leaving today. Another big support has been my doctor who is leaving next month. I feel completely on my own and my really bad thoughts are back again. I don't have the strength to cope with mental health services. I know that I sound pathetic...
  14. A

    good bye, mania

    well coming down from the latest episode of mania actually got a lot done in the last 2 days ( being up all night maybe wasn't the best thing to do, but it worked) now going back to feeling blah... still in the middle of stuff though- hope i'll still find the strength to do it
  15. E

    Scriptures that I've Found Helpful

    I read the Bible for every sort of thing. These are some scriptures that I found that helped me cope better. (Unless otherwise stated, all quotes are from the New World Translation 2013 Revision) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2...
  16. A

    On track to lose my sanity

    I have gone through life maintaining with the issues I have developed since age 6. I am 22 now and have found that maintaining isn't possible in the same way as before. I suffer from PTSD due to years of sexual and emotional and verbal abuse, Severe depression, manic depression, manic episodes...
  17. Sugarplum

    What do I do? low mood

    I am sorry that I haven't been able to come on the forum in ages. I really need help. I've had the stuffing kicked out of me and I don't know what to do. My family have always been a problem in maintaining my low mood by putting me down and not supporting me. I try my hardest to get on, but I...
  18. dubblemonkey

    there is a place misplaced...xx

    mental health makes no sense... I have been unfortunate enough to survive the many awful ways that our minds persist to insist!... that there is something that can be done about it! most of my life has been suicidal! it's quite nasty to wake up every day 'wishing' otherwise... and I have had...
  19. Z

    Every day i wonder where i get the strength

    to carry on living. Every sinue in me just wants to give up and let all the horrible bastards in this world win. I have barely met a decent human being in the last 10 years. Its so hard carrying on in such a brutal world:cry2::cry2:
  20. M

    What should I do?

    Hi. I'm new at this, so sorry if this doesn't make much sense. I've been feeling very sad for a long time now and to begin, I thought I could handle it but I keep getting more and more suicidal thoughts. About a year ago, I went to see my gp and they thought I had anxiety (I've never been...