1. Kerome

    Diaphragmatic breathing and anxiety

    I’ve recently been reading up on diaphragmatic breathing, it’s quite a neat technique for relaxing and not getting caught up in the “fight or flight” response. According to the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, "Diaphragmatic breathing allows one to take normal breaths...
  2. burt tomato

    Black Mirror (TV show)

    I have just watched season 2, ending with the episode 'White Christmas'. The torturous psychological realities remind me of psychotic delusions. It is actually slightly triggering, as it reminds of the terror of psychosis. Wonder if anyone else had this reaction. Black Mirror - Wikipedia
  3. Cazcat

    TV just triggered a major pannic attack.

    Currently suffering PTSD related to my husbands last episode psychosis. During this a was very frightened as he was aggitated, aggresive and threatening towards me. He was then detained by police for an emergency psychiatric assesment which was also very traumatic for both of us. My husband...
  4. S

    Just wondering

    I am just wondering, do anyone else do the things I do? When friends tell me of their unhappy life or their mental health problems, I often would go home and self harm as a ritual or a prayer to lift the unhappiness from them. I am not a religious person, in fact I call myself an atheist, but...
  5. S

    Dreams as therapy tools

    I have recent experience (after long break) seeing dreams that reveal my emotions about people surrounding me. In the dream I felt people were twisted and odd, I realized I feel that way in daily life. There was also other dream where I thought how people hide behind different faces and...
  6. myownveryone

    Accidental injury setting off urges badly

    I accidentally [Moderated] with my arm in a domestic incident and now it looks like I've harmed badly recently. I know I haven't, and I know that isn't how I've got the mark but it's causing me a great deal of distress. I've never really been a severe harmer, and I haven't done it for a...
  7. P


    So im having these really huge problem with my intrusive thoughts. they get me so distressed and when I try to be positive on what I was before these thoughts came and how I wanna get back to it my mind tells me that what If you're just forcing it now what if you're not like that anymore and...
  8. valleygirl

    I want to hurt myself

    I want to hurt myself so bad right now, but I can't say how because it would be triggering to others and against forum guidelines.
  9. Mister.B

    My own story is triggering.

    So I am at a loss of what to do, and since I'm a writer my CPN suggested I write my life out and that might help me make sense of what my motivations are and where my life is going. I would do that, and I'm excited to, because I'm going to write it in the form of a film (to get practice for...
  10. Faylen


    Not sure if this is the correct thread here but anyway.. I had a contraceptive implant for three years - as a result of this I had no monthly cycle and as far as I am aware no significant monthly changes in any form. I had this removed (it had ended) about two months ago - I decided not to...
  11. M

    keeping secrets. *triggering please be careful*

    Hi, this may be triggering to some. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ive skipped some meds recently and now have a very little collection, i know i should just hand them in or throw them away but thats alot harder then i thought it would be keeping them is like have a safety net/ a...
  12. megirl

    eating and anxiety

    I have never really been a person to eat breakfast, i never feel hungry when i get up. In the last few weeks have been eating breakfast but ends up i feel sluggish bloated and feeling fat. I had put on a little bit of weight and couldnt cope with being any heavier than i am. Today i feel so...
  13. F

    Friends self harm worried!

    My friend (who I have known for just over a year) has self harmed since I met him. They self harming used to be fairly superficial, but they are getting steadily worse. About 2 months ago he hurt himself really badly, and last week came round my house with even more serious marks on his arm...
  14. E

    Tension on Relationships and a Big Transition

    I officially hate this disorder. My OCD is straining all of my relationships -- professional and personal. I just am overly careful about everything, and view all possibilities as probabilities. People are getting tired of it and just want me to leave them alone. The problem is, if I leave them...
  15. M

    Advice needed. Toxic ex friend.

    This is copied off my facebook as I can't write it all down again. At the start of the week I decided that a so called friend of mine became too toxic for me and I needed to cut myself off from her. There are many reasons for this but one of the main reasons is because she is copying me...
  16. M

    Hate this

    I hate feeling like this! I try and help people and I end up triggering them or myself! why do I even bother!?
  17. F

    'But i'm here for mental health'

    Contains references to suicide which some may find triggering.
  18. Z

    Triggering yourself

    Okay this is going to sound really creapy and i know it is but i can't stop.. I find myself deliberately triggering myself by looking at pictures of really skinny girls or Sh pictures.. I don't know why i do this but i can't get myself to stop.. Does anyone else do this?
  19. N

    How do you know when you need hospital treatment? -MIGHT TRIGGER-

    Forget it. Don't want to risk triggering anyone. Should never have posted it.
  20. S

    what do you do in a crisis?

    lets say your doctor is away until next week, its 2am , everyones asleep so you don't want to call anybody and bother them, you don't think the helplines are much use, you don't want to go to A&E , and you're running out of ideas of things to do to keep yourself occupied? cant sleep either...