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  1. 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...
  2. E

    Do these fleeting thoughts classify as mood swings?

    Within seconds or minutes my mind changes from “let’s move forward, go to college, work hard and get a good job and better yourself” and then the next moment it says “don’t bother you’ll be dead soon, enjoy the remaining months of your life” And I have episodes of crying, irritability and...
  3. A


    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Flameheart

    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 ?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Azelka

    Cyclical Depression

    Do you think cyclical depression can be cured with time and therapy with a psychologist?
  16. S

    I’m afraid to go to counselling.

    I always had a problem verbalizing my feelings, so I never did. Actually, this is my fist time trying to describe what I’m feeling because I really don’t know what to do anymore. I have to reach out to somebody even if that someone is a total stranger on the internet. I’m 25-year-old female and...
  17. L

    My Introduction

    Hello. I’m LockedIn. So named because I haven’t left my house since May 2014. I’m currently 23 but my mental health issues started when I was sixteen. I felt very distant from everyone, fell into depression and when I was eighteen I was diagnosed with SchizoAffective Disorder which I didn’t...
  18. A

    Anyone have experience with ECT?

    Yes I know this is a extreme form of treatment but I hear many positives from people that have had it done as a last resort. I'm asking this because I've become so terrified of my conditions and feel like everything I'm doing is failing me. I am diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety, and...
  19. X

    What if you don't want to quit?

    I've spent a lot of time thinking about this and trying to talk it over with my therapist, but I feel like I'm getting nowhere. Everytime I bring up my self harm with my therapist she talks about "reasons not to" and everytime I can only come up with reasons that have to do with other people...
  20. K

    Should i continue cbt ....is it working

    Hello everyone my names james i have just joined this forum, i have had anxiety/panic attacks for around 22 years on and off. My anxiety is specific to travel nowadays and i visited a therapist approx 2 years ago as the anxiety had manifested itself to the point i could not drive on a motorway...