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trauma

  1. S

    am i awake? tw

    No idea if this is the right forum to post in, but since things shifted after I experienced a traumatic event then I guess it might be the most appropriate. I'm not sure anything is real. I can't connect with anything... my feelings, other people, my surroundings. It feels less solid than a...
  2. M

    Mental Health Assessment

    Went to the doctor's today for my mental health assessment. As usual I sort of froze up and hid behind my walls. I had to recall some upsetting things that had happened over the last year and it felt like I was caught back in the trap of dwelling. He prompted me to discuss in more depth what had...
  3. C

    Was just curious on what do you guys all think of my mindset?!

    Hello everyone, I recentley joined the Mental Health Forum and just wanted to kind of post my story and share my problems and kind of get advice and help from people. So basically my problem is the fact that I have Extreme social anxiety as well as extreme fear of appearing Extremeley...
  4. PurpleDaffodils

    Dealing with the anniversary of a traumatic event?

    I was officially diagnosed with PTSD within the last year from an abusive relationship I was in almost two years ago now. I was in the relationship for 5 years which included manipulation, emotional, paychological, financial, sexual and threat of physical abuse. I started noticing my depression...
  5. M

    From the U.K

    Right where do I start?... Hi there everybody my name is Annie and I live in London, UK. I have joined this forum board because I am suffering from OCD and intrusive thoughts and I feel very alone with what I am going through. I have basically had these symptoms since I got stalked which was...
  6. frisas45

    I'm fed up of this "work your ass off" crap. Almost led me to jail once.

    Bit of foul language here. And some of you will not understand this. I apologize for that. I was listening to Arnold Schwarzenegger giving his speech about "working your ass off". About how he had little money and he had to work in construction overtime to make ends meet, and working himself...
  7. E

    Hi!

    I'm new here and thought to shortly introduce myself. I've never done an introduction based on my mental health history, so feels a bit weird... ::confused: So... I'm 39 and a burnout-survivor, with a bunch of other mental health problems that have surfaced after that, being dormant through my...
  8. F

    Panic Attacks After Childhood Trauma

    Hi, New on here. I joined because i have severe panic attacks associated with heart attack. These have been triggered recently by a diagnosis of high blood pressure. This came as a real shock as i am very fit and health conscious & don't smoke, or drink. The root cause of it all is witnessing...
  9. C

    PTSD from an abusive relationship with a psychopath

    Does anyone else have PTSD or PTSD symptoms after an abusive relationship with a psychopath or narcissist? I left an abusive relationship last year with a man who I suddenly, with sickening horror, realised was most likely a psychopath. I realised it when he threatened to hurt me with a raised...
  10. T

    Edith Eger - The Choice

    Just saw this lady on tv talk about ptsd and this book is about her life and what she has learned after trauma. Maybe try it, i have not read it yet.
  11. R

    Severe health anxiety and severe depersonalization.

    Hi all, this is my first post as I just joined. Basically, about 5 months ago I started to worry a lot about my health. I was feeling a SEVERE amount of guilt to the harm I was doing to my body by partying and not working out like I used to. I also must mention that I had just got out of a...
  12. A

    Why was my first Sexual experience traumatic?

    Hi, I am new here, so I hope that this is the right forum for my strange question. Some years ago I fell in love for the first time in my life, and after some dates he invited me to his house. The atmosphere turned romantic at some point, and that is when I started shaking. I froze the moment...
  13. little rose

    Other help for trauma possible dissociative disorder and CPTSD

    Hello . I am currently having trauma therapy for my issues and wondered does anyone know of other things or help you can get for trauma issues. I have had chronic trauma and also neglect as a child. I do things to help myself like trying to be self living at times. I use emotional freedom...
  14. S

    Need support badly

    My name is Silver Shadow and I haven't been active here for quite a while. I'm still trying to find my way around I guess. I also hide when things go wrong. Right now, everything is wrong. I'm sinking fast and need to try and reach out instead of hide. Not something that comes naturally...
  15. G

    What's the opposite of trauma?

    Closest word I can think of is inspired but that seems a little off.
  16. S

    Obsessive,constant thinking and analysing

    Hello everyone! It is one of my first posts at this forum, so I ask you for understanding. Since about six years I am very slow-moving. My work efficiency , measured in corporate jobs, is 30%-60%. In 2001, after examination period at my university: convultions, nervous shake-ups like in...
  17. D

    Can drinking be a form of self harm

    I am diagnosed with depression, PTSD and borderline personality traits and I drink a lot. I drink to block flashbacks and well mental pain. But I also drink because I want to punish myself. I get a lot of satisfaction from knowing I am damaging my body. I have had alcohol treatment in the past...
  18. M

    Somatic Delusion and Ocd

    Hello, Every time I raise my eyebrows, I hear a mushy sound right next to my ears and every time I touch my scalp at certain areas (usually top and right and left side next to my ear) I feel a weird sensation(tingling and a tender skin). I also suffer from intrusive thoughts which make it...
  19. W

    Relationship dependancy

    I don’t know which category to post in, i suffer from depression and complex ptsd but a lot of this is about relationships so just posting here. So 7 months ago I came out of a 10 year cohabiting relationship, well to be blunt she moved to the other side of the world for a holiday and then...
  20. spoon-racoon

    digging up trauma in therapy

    Today my therapist and I started talking about an abusive relationship I was in and it's gonna be a lot to unpack :( (actually like a few minutes in she got up to get a notepad because shit is getting real). I'm kinda scared about how talking about it is gonna affect my mental state right now...
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