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  1. M

    Daughter asking Questions

    My daughter is an exceptionally (frustratingly) bright 7 year old. She has noticed that daddy takes medicine and for the past year has been satisfied with the answer that it is because I get headaches. To be fair, she and her sister so often give me headaches. she is now more curious, and is...
  2. L

    New here

    I joined to communicate, and get over this struggle with people who understand! Hello All.
  3. M

    Hi all

    Hi. I'm 33, I have bipolar disorder (apparently with borderline traits although only just learned this from my medical notes) social anxiety and GAD and some physical conditions too. My husband is disabled (mostly physically but he also suffers from depression and social anxiety and ptsd due to...
  4. Fairy Lucretia

    im so very scared

    my aunt was 90 on boxing day she has had a cold for 4 weeks she had the flu jab so i don't understand what if she dies :cry:
  5. A

    ill try and describe my shortness of breath as best i can

    right so, everyday my throat feels tight sore and i dont know if anyone will understand this reference but you know if you stay up late laughing way to much and you get that feel in your throat like its tight and overworked... its like that. dont really wheeze, i have just done my peak flow and...
  6. M

    Has anyone experienced something like this.

    This is the ultimate conundrum. I know ideas stem from other places and often people with schizophrenia or just people if you don't like that word being so general or confining have been quick to adopt concepts from ideas or books or television or music into some story of their own. That's what...
  7. X


    I can’t control the urges, I have to feel some sort of relief. I cant talk to anyone about it as they don’t understand, my mum calls me a drama queen, my husband doesn’t know, my gp tells me to stop but I can’t
  8. L

    Need Advice

    My boyfriend and I have been dating 7 months he is unmedicated and has constant mood swings He constantly says hurtful things and doesn't understand what he did was wrong or apologize unless I explain to him how what he said hurt my feelings. Otherwise he will act like nothing happened. We...
  9. W

    Depression and problem avoidance - help me understand my partner

    Hi all, my partner has been diagnosed with severe depression and moderate anxiety. For the past year he seemed fine and happy except that his sleep became erratic, he gained weight, he stopped taking care of his appearance etc. I knew he was stressed at work but he said he was fine. Then, just...
  10. A

    Fooling Myself

    Hello, so I've been trying to work towards recovery for the past few months but I feel like I'm just fooling myself and am handling my disorders in a different way. I look better than I did when I wasn't taking anything in at all but I think it's just water weight because I still weigh the same...
  11. C

    Hello all

    Hi there everyone! Just saying hello and introducing myself. I've recently been diagnosed with BPD at the age of 30 and I just started schema therapy. I guess I'm just looking for people to talk to who understand what it's like.
  12. L

    Do people understand?

    I carry with me a feeling, a belief, that no one in the entire world is capable of understanding me. I always try to connect with people, but without success. There is a strong feeling that I cannot be understood, by no matter who. And whenever I'm reading someone else's story, I cannot...
  13. M


    Hello to everyone. I never posted on an online forum before. I'm from Southern Europe, English is not my native language although I can read it and understand it well, so I apologize for my possible mistakes. I'm 30-years-old and I've been struggling with mental health issues since I was about...
  14. H

    Researching illness

    Hi there. I am trying to research this illness and trying to better understand it. My partner is having a very hard time with understanding his adult child's diagnosis of being bi polar. So I am here to read and try to understand things and to ask questions. I probably need to find a group here...
  15. V

    Hi all

    Hi everyone! My name is Kaz, I'm 25 and I live in Oxfordshire. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago, and after shockingly poor treatment from my mental health team I am turning to this forum to speak with people who understand what I am going through, and what this illness does...
  16. M

    Hi guys!

    Hey everyone! :) I'm new here, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I've been dealing with anxiety in different forms ever since I was a kid, and I struggle with depression off and on as well. Overall, things have been going fairly well, but I do have my ups and downs. I joined because I want...
  17. S

    What I do when I feel a ‘dark patch’ coming

    Hello all! I just wanted to post and say I think everyone who battles depression is so so strong - imagine what we could accomplish without this cloud that appears! I’m having a dark day - and they are coming more often so I know I am about to go downhill. very few people understand - I have...
  18. R

    I'm new here

    Hiya, I'm new to this, I've been battling with major depressive disorder, anxiety, SH and suicidal thoughts for a long, long time and am currently being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder 🙃 I'd love to just talk to people who understand and actually want to talk. Im a good listener too ☺
  19. J

    Why is it difficult to understand that psychotropics get sick?

    WHAT is so complicated to understand that the vast majority of those who are here are sick of so many psychotropics. You see here one after another examples of polypharmacy and are year after year going around and complaining about the same adding to all the side effects that are adding to them...
  20. B

    My Girlfriend has left me....

    Hi So i suppose what I am really looking for here is some advice on a situation that has come as quite a shock to me. I have been seeing a girl for around 3 months now and around a month ago we made it "official". Anyway everything has been fine and going really well, we had discussed trips...