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  1. T

    sorry it's a long one

    Hey, I suffer from GAD, depression and PTSD. Basically I'm having a really hard time lately. Here some background so you get why I'm like this. I was sexually abused by my brother from the ages 5-11. I kept this secret until I was 21, I turned to drink and drugs in my teens. I never had a stable...
  2. A

    ESA Reconsideration Turned Down

    Hi-I posted a few weeks ago that I had been put in the ESA work related group,and I was asking for a mandatory reconsideration.Well,the decision came today and the reconsideration has been turned down-to be honest I'm not totally surprised,but I am upset and disappointed.It feels pretty bad to...
  3. A

    Depressed Beyond Belief

    I have decided today to register here in a last ditch attempt to try and find some sort of solution. I was bullied when I was younger for years at school and also at two different colleges, although all of the people at these places claimed and did seem to really like me. Everywhere I go I am...
  4. Lisa-Marie666

    Don't know how much more i can take!

    I really don't want to be here anymore. Why does everyone hate me? I know you can't answer this, it's just me having a rant. Makes me feel better to write it all down. I've never been a really nice person but with my own i have. I've turned really nasty because i don't feel wanted. Had this...
  5. A

    Anxiety after a series of unpleasant events

    Dear forum friends, Let me introduce myself. My name is Alex and for quite some time my life has been turned upside down. I dont know where to start but i know one thing for sure that i have been having anxiety and panic for almost two years now. I was never quite a calm person to begin with...
  6. RainbowHeartz

    Everything turned into a negative

    Yep mum has been doing this She denies she is depressed It's having a bad reaction to my mental health. I have been more positive last 7 days until last night. I could say I like something and she will hate it. I could give her a present but something will be wrong with it. I could say I...
  7. P

    new here

    I'm new here. Just wanted to introduce myself. I have struggled for years with low self esteem and now my life has just turned upside down. Hoping to find support and hopefully give some support.
  8. M

    I can see again!

    Surgery was a big success! Just rough for several days of oozing, blurry eyes. Couldn't see to read, be on the computer, etc. today I turned a corner and I can see all your lovely posts- I really missed the forum! So, hello , I'm back! Hugs to all.
  9. prairiechick

    I don't want to be an adult

    Even when I was a child I didn't want to grow up. Being grown up seemed too scary to me. And it's turned out to be true. I just want to be a child who is loved and taken care of.
  10. cpuusage

    9 Epiphanies

    9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down - Waking Times
  11. megirl


    My neighbours, across the road from me, an elderly couple, I was so close to them, he almost reminded me of my dad, I enjoy baking and like I would my Dad (who died suddenly at age 62) loved my bakeing, and I was a good friend to her also, actually saved her life! Dont even speak to me anymore...
  12. F

    Just need to vent

    Wasn't sure where to post this but feeling really on edge and anxious but really angry at the same time. We've been getting trouble from a woman who is friends with a couple who we had to take out an anti harassment order against a few years ago. Our car got vandalised 5 times before Christmas...
  13. C

    Hey :D

    Hey people, Im gwylim 20 and from wales and unofficially had depression for 8 years diagnossed for nearly 3 and technically only had 1 session with my mh team ONCE that was literally when i turned 18 as in the exact same day :L that turned into a waste of time as that guy was a complete DICK and...
  14. bigron

    hello omg

    my disease is killing me i have turned into SATAN again
  15. amathus

    Is self harm seen as a 'teen thing' ~ what about the older person?

    "Because self-injury is often perceived as something 'young people' do, older adults can feel that it is something they should have 'grown out' of. These feelings can be even more difficult when an older person has turned to self-injury for the first time, rather than discovering self-injury in...
  16. M

    Help needed!

    Hi there, I'm in a bit of a quandary at the moment and would like a little help/advice on what to do. I'm currently on JSA and have been for a while now. I was with my advisor last week, who noticed I had been unwell previously (and always have been really with severe depression/anxiety, chronic...
  17. prairiechick

    Grey Winter Days

    I hate grey winter days. I feel so blah. I know I should be getting out for a walk, but I just want to stay inside with all the lights turned on. So here I am, sitting here getting fatter and fatter by the moment.
  18. S

    Transient visuals.

    I keep unforeseenly seeing in front of me two people fighting, at first they were locked in a wrestle but now it's turned to punching. The last two times I waS sat on the loo uugh!!!
  19. T


    I had a weird incident when I went swimming earlier on, and four hours later I'm still boiling under the surface about it. I was having a shower after doing my lengths, and that sixth sense you get when someone's staring at you kicked in... sure enough, when I turned round this kid was looking...
  20. U

    Is this paranoia or anxiety?

    I was kayaking the other day and got a couple km's upstream and started to have what i think is a panic attack, It started with me thinking there was sharks in the river and they were going to jump out of the water and bite me or my hand off, it got to the point where I wouldn't put my hands or...