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  • 15 hours ago

    self doubt, self depreciation, over thinking

    lately it feels like i cannot get out of my own way, or escape the constant feeling that im not good enough, that i dont make my loved ones proud, that i cant please my significant other, im too this, too that, just not good enough. it feels so hard to hold on. sometimes i feel like i have nowhere to turn. i feel embarrassed and shameful about these thoughts. i dont know what to do. i try to tell my significant other about these self destructive thoughts, but he doesnt understand the magnitude of....
  • Cannot self care

    For the last 2 months I am slipping into a place where I have no interest in self care, ie basic hygiene nor do I clean my house. In my worst depressed states, I have never been this bad. I cannot find a reason for my behavior & anything to convince me to change. I need help to understand what/why I'm doing this. Thank you
  • Trying to manage as a spouse

    Good morning everyone, I hope that you all are excited about the New Year. I, personally, am looking forward to it and am hopeful for possibilities. I came here to post this to see if anyone else is in similar shoes. Although I do not have depression, my fiance does. She was diagnosed just this past Autumn. She is on medication but, as you may know, it takes time and it is far from perfect. Generally, on the medication, she is like her "normal" self. At least what I consider to be her normal....
  • I don’t know how to cope...

    Hi, I don’t really know how to start this or even how to explain it but I’m not coping well with life, I have an amazing family and amazing friends but my mental health is not good at all, recently I got diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks... I didn’t think I’d ever be like this I used to be such a fun outgoing bubbly person who was full of life and was never really home I loved going out and spending time with people I care about... around 3 years ago I started seeing this....
  • 7 days ago

    feeling alone, depressed & isolated

    I'm not totally alone; I have my adult son who is my companion. I've only had my son to talk to for many years now except for the occasional little chat with a fellow human. The only social life I've had is going out for coffee with my son. I have no life outside of my son. I haven't had a social life in more then a decade. Not that I ever had much of a social life even before then. I feel like I hate my life or should I say my no life. I sleep all day and I'm up all most the....
  • 17 days ago

    Anxiety and depression issues

    Hello everyone, I’ll try not to make this long. I am 40 years old with a wife and a 4 year old son. I constantly feel like a failure because I’m always suffering anxiety attacks and low tolerance for stressful situations. In 2019, I’ve had over eight jobs that I’ve left, most only after a week or two because I couldn’t handle the stress. My wife refuses to work so I feel our financial stability is squarely on my shoulders. I know I should go to a doctor, but currently I don’t have insurance or much....
  • 19 days ago

    Looking for Hope

    I am searching for any thoughts, ideas or coping techniques that have helped people keep fighting their battle with mental illness. Starting with a depression diagnosis at age 19, then the onset of severe anxiety in my forties and an additional diagnosis of bipolar, I have been fighting for a long time - 35 years. I have had many treatments over these years, including medication, Electro-consulsive therapy, ketamine infusions, numerous hospitalizations, Intensive Outpatient Programs and counseling....
  • 20 days ago

    Constant knots in stomache

    I'm posting this on mental health because I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with my stomach. But I've had what I describe as knots in my stomache for years. I don't know if it's anxiety or depression or something else. Knots in the stomache seems like it would be anxiety to me. I can't get them to go away. About 5 years ago, I went to the doctor for it. He put me on testosterone injections. After the first injections, about 2 days later, the knots went away and I felt....
  • 23 days ago

    Worried about my 15 year old

    My daughter is constantly chewing on straws and tips of her fingers. On her index finger she rearly has a visible finger print. This is all day. Im worried she may be depressed or anxiety. Please help.
  • 29 days ago

    I can't think of any title, idk. I'm a mess.

    Hi. I'm Anja and I'm sorry for not having a proper title, I really can't come up with anything and I only happen to stumble across this when I was looking for an online, social group, to help me. So I've been suffering from depression, I don't know why, how it started or what caused it. I just woke up one morning, feeling empty, and from then on, I easily lost my interest over things that mattered to me and made me happy, numb all of the time, doesn't want to communicate nor....