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  • 1 month ago

    Fight/Flight Decision

    Hi my name is Sha, and with your permission, I would like to become a part of this form of communication. First of all I would like to share a story with you. For over forty years I thought I could handle all things, boy was I wrong. Once menopause and post menopause began a part of my life, I flipped, I mean seriously, my husband, thru the advice of my doctor, put me in the hospital(psychiatric ward) for two weeks, I was heavily medicated with anti-depressant medications. When I left my comfort....
  • 1 month ago

    I was beat up/assaulted

    I was attacked by a member of a band that was cheated by the man I was working for at the time. The band member grabbed my phone when I told him I didn't have the money that was in his either signed or unsigned contract, because we didn't make enough money at the door. He ran inside and threw my phoned as I was chasing him deciding whether I should hit him or grab him, knowing me, the none fighting type I would've grabbed him. But he swung at me as I tripped over a table, and he landed....
  • 1 month ago

    Mental help

    I'm a teenager, 15, and I believe people on my father's side have had untreated mental issues. (My grandpa was lost likely bipolar from the way I've seen him act and my father... Is odd about some things, always has been. Along with some other things with my great grandparents.) I've become a bit paranoid, I can't look into a dark area without my mind messing with me. Suddenly a face or figure will form or I'll see something move. And then I'll start thinking of something....
  • 2 months ago

    The Very Worst Part

    Hi, I am 50 years old and have been suffering from depression in varying degrees for my entire life. I had kept it at bay for several years and then recently met someone that I fell in love with only to find out they were in love with someone else. Wow did it return with a vengeance. To me the worst part is that you are alone no matter where you go and no matter what you do. If you are alone, you are tortured by your own thoughts. If you are not, you want desperately for those who may care for you....
  • 2 months ago

    About Me*

    I recently started therapy and got diagnosed with bipolar2. But I have been depresssed for as long as I can remember. I have anxiety and panic attacks everytime I have to leave the house. The anger, sadness and hopelessness are consuming. In my 30s,divorced,had to move back home,can't work,no friends,gained about 30lbs,can't find the will to do anything. Thankfully for my dog, she is everything to me. No one has ever understood me. Maybe someone on here can.
  • Trying to be Better

    I have been dealing with depression for 6 years and I have been emotionally and physically on a downward spiral for a long time. Recently I have been trying to do better at school ( I am in high school) but every time I do I feel like I don't actually deserve to be better and that I'm just a little goddamned screw-up. I can't do anything right. Does anyone have any advice to sticking on the right path, Really I just want to cry and eat cupcakes.
  • 2 months ago

    Minneapolis tv meteorologist goes public

    Hey all, I went public with my bipolar 1 diagnosis in. 2012, five years after I got it. Best thing I ever did. Here is a nice piece written by a local paper. The more we talk the less scary it is...the silence and lies will kill you...Ken https://www.minnpost.com/mental-health-addiction/2014/10/kstp-tv-meteorologist-ken-barlow-reflects-life-bipolar-disorder/
  • 3 months ago

    failure of medication

    Three years ago, my mental health provider tried me on Invega sustentda to control schizo affective disorder. It did not work out and I continually lost control of my thoughts before the time the next shot was due. A total breakdown in my therapy lead me into legal and financial troubles. Finally the courts stepped in and assisted me to get better. Now I take Zyprexa and some Risperdal along with neurotin to control my disorder. I am really discouraged that my doctors could not figure things out....
  • 3 months ago

    Medication juggling

    Everyone and every case of bipolar is different. Diagnosed in 2013. I've been on so many different medications, and suddenly all the meds I've used for the last 5 years have quit working... Has anyone else had this happen? I feel like I should find a new Dr. and there are so few in my area. Suggestions?
  • 3 months ago

    Misdiagnosed?

    I've recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and I can say I do have symptoms that correlate to the disorder but nothing really seems to add up I guess? I feel like there are two sides of me, a good one and an evil one. The good one obviously does the right things and the bad does some pretty horrible things to me and others. Thing is I can feel the switch, one moment I can be the good one and all of a sudden the bad one lurks in and takes control. It's like I, me, not those two sides....