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  1. L

    Struggling to keep my head above water

    I new to all this so please forgive me.. I have suffered with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life, and most of my teens come to think of it. I have recently recovered from a overdose because I felt that my life was no longer living. My partner and family was really supportive for a...
  2. B

    Just joined

    Hi All Only just joined have been thinking about joining a forum for a while but thought I should give it a go. I have been suffering with depression and anxiety for most of my life. I am currently off work due back in a couple of weeks. Still feel like I don't want to do anything and nervous...
  3. S

    Sorry for my last posts

    Hi, in a slightly better place now. I kind of had a mini breakdown (number 99 and counting). I would like to thank the people who replied for being kind and supportive including the moderators who pm’d me.
  4. D

    Hi :)

    I just registered because I have severe anxiety and depression and its all slowly ruining my life. I'm still waiting on counselling (6 months now) and I need to be able to talk to people I don't know about the things going on, and everyone here seems really supportive. My main reasons for...
  5. U

    Boyfriend battling with depression

    My boyfriend got sent to the mental hospital in Ponoka yesterday. I don't know how to handle myself or how to support him. He's been dealing with mental illness way before we got together. Starting with his ex wife. I didn't realise how bad he was till he came home from an appointment with his...
  6. Y

    family reaction

    so . I'm going back to my family home for the first time since I was 17 ( iam now 25) they know about me having bi polar and are very supportive. how much they know iam not sure. Saturday I'm going to see the rugby England v Samoa . I feel exited about going to the game with the atmosphere and...
  7. A

    Marriage Problems

    Hello to everyone. It's been a while since I last posted. Things have gotten to the point of no return. I'm in a marriage that feels like a sinking ship. For someone who already has horrible self esteem and self worth, this cuts even deeper. My wife is no longer supportive. She's very distant...
  8. E

    Hey I'm new and thought I'd give this ago too see if I can get some support!

    Hey I'm new and thought I'd give this ago too see if I can get some support! Recently I've been very down and struggling with everyday things but when I think about it, it all comes down to me feeling very lonely and feeling like I have no one to talk to. I do try because my boyfriend is...
  9. B

    How to support a partner with GAD

    I am in a long term relationship with someone who recently has been given a possible diagnosis of GAD, she's always had strong anxious thoughts and so it probably has been operating at a low level for many years but we had a baby around a year and a half ago and the added pressures of this have...
  10. S

    Do i push him away?

    Just thinking out loud here i think really... so please excuse me... I have been so used to men in my life messing me around.. and being horrible. i think i am just so broken its unreal.. and without doubt, this is where my problems stem from. I had made a decision 6 months ago to remain...
  11. S

    Don't know how to handle girlfriend's anxiety

    My girlfriend and I have been together for nearly three years. For really as long as I can remember she's had anxiety (or ångest - not sure of direct translation to English), and I really struggle with how to act. She breaks down, cries, shouts and screams at me and can come out with some...
  12. M

    Schizophrenia - How To Help My Sister?

    All, I am in seek of some supports and answers for my beloved sister who is living in Cambodia and I am living in the US. Distances apart, I am struggling and stressing myself out that I don't know what to do. History: Back when she was 24/25 years old, she was diagnosed with Schizophrenia...
  13. V

    Help coping with wife.

    I don't really know where to start so I will just spit it all out. Beven married 2 1/2 years. My wife was sick for first 1 1/2 and dealt with chronic pain. She has always been anxious. She had poor family support growing up and trauma in her late teens. She currently has PTSD. For the last 5-6...
  14. J

    Relationship stresses

    Hello all, Just wondering something. Let's say 2 people are in a relationship for a while which is relatively stable, then really bad times happen to 1 of them (through no fault of their own). Would it be fair to say that the other person should be as supportive and try to understand as best...
  15. E

    Strange reaction

    So, I was talking to a friend and I mentioned the voices. I was sure that I had mentioned them before to him but he responded with "You hear voices? I'm so sorry for you." I said: "Don't worry they are no longer hostile. They're even supportive at times and tell me when I need to rest or pray."...
  16. F

    Advice please....

    I also posted this in the Employment Forum. I moved down a grade and workplace location with my large employer, generally finding I am happier, under less stress and due to not having to work shifts any more, find it better for my health. The happiness and daytime only hours outweigh the higher...
  17. F

    A supportive team leader/manager, yet can be a dragon and admits it

    I moved down a grade and workplace location with my large employer, generally finding I am happier, under less stress and due to not having to work shifts any more, find it better for my health. The happiness and daytime only hours outweigh the higher wage I once had. My team leader is very...
  18. B

    Straterra long term rage

    Hello, I was on straterra (40mg) for about 4 weeks when I had a mental breakdown and had to go off of it. I was extremely anger all the time on it and little things pissed me off even more. I started throwing things which is fairly unusual for me. My issue is I've been off of it for a month...
  19. L

    Don't know what's up

    Hi I've come here first before seeing a gp. You may think that is silly but I'm so scared n don't know what is going wrong with me. I've always worried n over thought things but lately I've been alot worse. I struggle to find the positive in anything, I panic about new situations, feel like I...
  20. Jojojabini21

    Too Much Pressure At Work, can't do it anymore!

    Hi, My main line manager at work has been away for two weeks and although I've still been struggling, my supportive team and the rest of the management committee still active have been wonderful and making my life as easy as possible. Today is the first day my line manager has been back and...
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