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  1. unspoken-words

    Beware of that word "Validation"

    Hello, Good morning it is Sunday and I wish you all well. I enjoy reading on a daily basis other peoples experiences and often while browsing the MH forums i here this particular word expressed by fellow mental health sufferers, that word is "VALIDATED" or "VALIDATION" and the need by that...
  2. qwerty1234

    Work rant

    My work is sophisticated and takes a lot of thinking, so I do it in bursts. I have finished about 2/3 of a small but careful project and don't feel as rewarded or grateful as I think i should. I like external validation a lot and I think that may be part of the reason. I also experience a...
  3. Meowmix

    Stuck in a maddening loop

    I am constantly needing validation from others but am too anxious to talk to anyone which causes me to be even more depressed and want even more validation, and since I feel like such garabage I don't want to talk to anyone. I want off this wild ride
  4. L

    Newcomer here

    Hi, just joined! I suffer with BPD, diagnosed in 2009, but since childhood I've known I've had it looking back now. I do alot of stuff on Social Media, speaking out about BPD, raising awareness, etc, and also written pieces, and blogs for mental health pages, magazines, etc. The thing is that I...
  5. Gajolene

    How far have we come?

    Just thinking about some of us long term members and how far we have come in understanding our mental health conditions and ourselves on this forum. You know what I think lot of us have come leaps and bounds towards recovery. I was a basket case in my mind literally when I joined, and I know a...
  6. Gajolene

    12 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away From You

    12 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away From You | The twelve most common toxic behaviors we see are: Being envious of everyone else. – Don’t let envy (or jealously) get the best of you. Envy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. There is nothing attractive or...
  7. Q

    Suicidal teenager. Will CBT help me or do I need something else?

    I was diagnosed with depression and have been put forward for cognitive behavioural therapy. Basically I have withdrawn from life and have decided to commit suicide. To be honest though I don't think I'm depressed. The biggest reason for why I feel the way I do is as a result of my appearance...
  8. R


    So the issue is this, I'm in my 20s and have yet to lose my virginity. It really brings me down that I haven't lost it. I'm not even looking for relationships anymore, I just want to get rid of it. I tried a dating site but it feels pointless, I'm definitely not going to meet the women that...
  9. Fairy Lucretia

    when everything

    about your mood /your feelings and your life is dependant upon how others think about care about react and behave toward you -I would love to say stuff you but my feelings need validation and I can only get that from people wanting me ggggrrrrrr!!!!!! to me :cry: