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  • 14 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....
  • 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....
  • 6 days ago

    At a loss to help Dad

    Mom passed away in 2016 from ovarian cancer. Up until her passing, Dad seemed completely normal, of sound mind. Since her death, his mental health (specifically memory) has severely declined. After every test I can think of, the neurologist has said he doesn’t have Alzheimer’s, or dementia. There is no diagnosis, except depression. I can’t find any information or cases of this happening. Dad calls all the time asking if Mom is there, and does she have the car. He lives alone, and has resisted any....
  • 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....
  • 14 days ago

    I just can't anymore...

    Hi, I will try to keep this relatively short but I make no promises. Been unemployed since Sept 2019. Denied unemployment due to crappy mental health which limits my ability to work. Tried for disability, denied. Needed income desperately, lied and said I was able to work so I could get unemployment and not lose my electric and such. I owe 3 months back rent. I'm being evicted. I have no place to go. The 3 people in my life who I thought would never let me become homeless, well they don't....
  • 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....
  • 17 days ago

    No “evidence”

    The reason why there’s no evidence of marijuana effectiveness in treating depression is because our government prohibits research of marijuana in the US. That’s why many depression patients use it, but you get expert opinions like this: “We have no evidence whatsoever that marijuana helps in these psychiatric disorders but, nevertheless, people believe it," said Dr. Andrew Saxon, a psychiatrist with the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, in Seattle. -Which US research proves it....
  • 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....