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  1. L

    New here

    I joined to communicate, and get over this struggle with people who understand! Hello All.
  2. Jim Lahey

    I am new here.

    I have never used a forum like this before. I am a student living in New Hampshire. I have come here because about one year ago I made an attempt to end my life. I have made a tremendous amount of progress in only a years time alone and with professional help and by opening up to select friends...
  3. D

    Hi everyone

    Hello I'm new to this forum, I've been suffering from depression for a long time (25 years), for the most part I have coped with it but this last few months have been the worst I've felt. Thought I was dealing with it ok but it seems to have hit me hard again and it has been a struggle...
  4. R

    Severe difficulties at work

    Hi there, I suffer with very bad SA and my doctor said I had mild autism I'm really not exaggerating or being paranoid when I say I'm hated at every workplace i've been at (mainly because of the difficulty I have in making eye contact) and resultantly REALLY struggle to hold down a job. I am...
  5. J

    Social anxiety

    I struggle with social anxiety and cognitive functioning problems. I struggle keeping up with people with conversations. It's so bad that I'm even fearful of seeing my family I am going to come off Paliperidone to see whether my brain functioning improves. I've told my Con and my psychiatrist...
  6. maggiecraft

    living with major depression, social anxiety and PTSD

    This has been the hardest and most confusing times... everything felt like it hit me All at once. I’m so tired of this daily battle with myself ... everything is a struggle.. I didn’t used to be like this. But now I can’t even go to the gas station without feeling anxiety thinking everyone is...
  7. I

    Depression and cognition issues

    It has been a while since I last posted something on this forum. Everything has just gotten worse, I struggle to recall my number, address, my friends and family's names and am having trouble even remembering basic human things like knowing if I am hot or cold or hungry. I have gone from aceing...
  8. I

    anxiety and cognitive degradation.

    It has been a while since I last posted something on this forum. Everything has just gotten worse, I struggle to recall my number, address, my friends and family's names and am having trouble even remembering basic human things like knowing if I am hot or cold or hungry. I have gone from aceing...
  9. L

    just make it stop :(

    Ouch it hurts!!! Stupid head hurts and no one understands!!! These lies of me being stupid and ugly and I can't do anything. And I'll always struggle are overwhelming. Getting progressively worse.
  10. B

    I can't feel anymore.

    It is hard to imagine, that anything I go through at this time could be marked off as that I am selfish, that I am a nut job or that my MI , is just an excuse and crutch. With that being said Major Depression and Generalized Anxiety have been my two big ones. That following ,a later diagnosis...
  11. S

    Need someone to share my thoughts with

    Hi, I'm a 31 year old mother of a lovely 20month old boy. I think I suffer from anxiety and also depression but I get a bit confused sometimes. I am certain that I do have anxiety issues (my sister once casually said to me one day "you seem to always find something to worry about" ). And...
  12. letmein

    hows everyone?

    been a struggle again this week, plus i'm in pain and can't settle :( so how you doing?
  13. C

    Fear of Dying

    Hi, I sometimes struggle with the fear of death, mainly because once you die nothing happens like there is no heaven/afterlife/reincarnation etc (i'm like the biggest atheist you'll ever meet) and I assume the reason why so many people actually believe in those things is because they've...
  14. A

    What is the root?

    Hello, I'd like to share my thoughts here about what can be the reason behind all this. I believe that many of our sufferings have come as a result of an error or shortage in one or more of our basic needs as children, you know, when we develop emotionally. My struggle started about three years...
  15. 6

    I think I have bipolar

    I have been struggling with depression for as long as I can remember but it comes and goes, somtimes I am super confident and motivated (not always to do the right thing), where as other days/weeks I feel so depressed and struggle to wake up in the morning. I find it hard to communicate...
  16. H

    Help :-(

    I can’t decide which forum this should have been in, but I’m hoping this is correct. I’m feeling on the edge of something and have been for weeks, maybe verging on months. I’m so down it’s ridiculous, I’ve been close to this before, I struggle with depression and anxiety after severe childhood...
  17. Anon_21

    Hypersensitivity to stimuli, how to cope??

    I struggle with anxiety, social and otherwise, and do not enjoy being in public settings. I can usually manage if I do have to go, but there are some little quirks that I struggle with and was wondering if anyone had any insight or advice... In quiet places, like church, I feel like freaking...
  18. H

    Don't know what to do

    Sorry for the rather poor thread title, but it summed up my feelings right now. I'm worried im suffering from anxiety and i dont know what to do or who to talk to. I'm scared if i go to the doctors they will hust laugh or dismiss me. My problems are as follows - I struggle with social...
  19. R

    Not sure what's going on with me

    To begin...I work in mental health which sounds ridiculous as I've no idea what's going on with me. I was very shy when younger and always blushing but this got much better. It got worse again around 3 years ago after a relationship with an abusive partner. I now struggle with blushing a lot...
  20. S

    Father doesn't understand depression

    I live alone with my dad after my mother passed away a few years ago. Losing her was devastating for me because she was the only one in my family who remotely sympathized and supported me and saw me for who I am beyond depression. I developed depression as a teenager and have struggled with it...