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  1. libbycrossings

    I'm Libby and bipolar depression is consuming my life.

    (TW// mentions of depression, suicidal thoughts, and abuse. please be safe.)This is a vent post basically because I've never spoken to anyone about most of my issues and I'm just spilling over my keyboard so I am sorry it's so so long. Hi there, I'm Libby! I'm currently 18 years old and when I...
  2. L

    Other help on the NHS?

    i am getting to a point where i am ready to give up on getting better. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety for about 7 years now, but I had depression for nearly 12 years and anxiety for around 8 years. From when I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I was put on...
  3. C

    Dissociating during therapy!!

    We've just started therapy but once we go home it's incredibly hard to remember what happened during the session - brought this up and we've agreed to write down a summary at the end! :) Whilst the issue above should be pretty much sorted, there's still the issue that I will dissociate halfway...
  4. A

    OCD NON VERBAL AUTISM MEDICATION

    I am a parent of an adult autistic person who is nonverbal and has severe OCD that exacerbates insomnia and it seems the cycle just feeds and repeats it makes it really difficult I'm not only my son but whoever his caregiver is at the time. I'm hoping to find someone who might share information...
  5. K

    Dissociating

    I hadn’t realized what ive been experiencing was dissociation until recently. I thought for the last few years i have just been able to be progressively calmer. After it started happening my panic disorder had completely stoped and i only had a attack maybe 3 times since. I was completely fine...
  6. L

    I was denied DBT because I use drugs.

    I waited 1.5 years for that initial appointment, 3 months for the next, only to be told I wouldn't be getting DBT because I admit to using drugs. Drugs, like self harming, are a way of me coping with my symptoms. How am I supposed to stop if I'm not even allowed therapy to give me other tools...
  7. A

    Issues in therapy

    I’m hoping for some perspective from people that may have gone through therapy if that’s ok. A couple of weeks ago my therapist said ‘he’d been getting some of my intrusive images’. We did some exposure therapy regarding a certain situation I don’t want to go into for fear of triggering anyone...
  8. B

    My therapist is ill

    Hi, Has anyone else experienced their therapist suddenly ending sessions "with immediate effect" because they have medical problems and "need treatment"? I have been seeing this guy for 2.5 years, twice a week for the last 1.5 years. I have BPD and so struggle like crazy with a love-hate...
  9. A

    Me?

    I guess I should’ve done this prior to making my first post/thread (the only one I’ve made). Possible triggers ahead: I started going to psychiatrists when I was a sophomore in high school, I believe I was fifteen at the time. I was forced into it because my parents found out that I had been...
  10. A

    I haven't done this in ten years.

    So, hello everybody... I used to be a big big part of a self harm forum where i made a lot a lot of friends but it ended up closing. I don't remember the name of it but i chose the same username here as i did back then just in case anyone recognizes me. I hope not. (though i can't believe it's...
  11. S

    Should I change my therapist?

    I have been seeing the same therapist since 2012 and I feel it's time to change. Part of me feels like I have discussed all I can and explored all the things I'm willing to explore - but at the same time...I suppose there are things that it doesn't feel okay to discuss there. I don't know if...
  12. Lostinthestatic

    Any ways to prevent misdiagnosis, as a patient?

    I had an intake appointment today and as I described my symptoms to my therapist, she brought out a bipolar assessment sheet. After I finished filling it out, I told her that my mom and sister both were diagnosed with bipolar, but that I didn’t think I had it. Obviously I don’t really know...
  13. F

    what is DBT and how does it help ?

    I'm on a list for it, all I know is that there is 1-1 therapy and group therapy involved which I'm dreading and what other therapies besides CBT and DBT are there that can help with BPD ?
  14. K

    I’ve been through a lot lately....

    For starters my aunt basically ruined my life by insisting my dad knows every little detail about my life and now he is demanding that I stop taking meds and going to therapy. He also refuses to believe I’m gay because I don5 fit the stereotype. And he doesn’t believe in the mental health field...
  15. S

    Husband with anxiety has suddenly he wants to leave me

    Hi, I am wondering if someone can help me. My husband has out of the blue come out and said he wants to end our marriage. Until recently we have realised that he needed to talk to someone professionally because he has had issues with anxiety for some time which I felt was affecting our...
  16. N

    Hi, NorasDad here. Just got diagnosed after 40 years!

    Hi All, The realization that my life has been dominated by OCD just came to me in the past few months - and is still coming. I just got effective drug therapy (60mg of Lexapro) and it's a different world. I would be interested in ANY suggestions - here, offline, or in another thread - as to...
  17. S

    Hey there

    Hey everybody. I came across this forum through a Google search. I don't have a support system at home or the money to go to therapy, so I'm hoping to find a little help here at an overwhelming time in my life. Thank you.
  18. M

    I don’t feel like myself anymore...

    I’ve always been depressed and anxious. I used to go to therapy, but around 21 I stopped going because I felt guilty about my aunt paying out of pocket for me to go, plus I don’t think the therapist did much to help. Over the years, it seems to have gotten worse (25 now). Even though I’ve been...
  19. T

    Hello everyone..my first time here

    I am a 50 yr old divorced woman suffering with depression for most of my adult life. I have taken antidepressants for many years and had counselling a few times. I have been off work for a few weeks now. I'm still waiting for therapy and thought I'd give this a try. If nothing else, it will be...
  20. C

    At a loss

    Hi I am new here and I joined because nothing seems to have worked and I don't know what to do next. I'll sort of tell you my story I guess: So basically I have a huge set of interconnected anxieties about anything and everything you can think of since I was a child e.g. work, health, sexual...
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