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  • has anyone ever had suicidal thoughts

  • How do I know what's wrong with me?

    I know I'm not normal. I cry a lot and for no reason at all sometimes. Sometimes I feel very down and sometimes I feel so happy or "high" like I can conquer anything. I'm scared to be alone but I like to be alone if that makes sense. I feel like I'm going crazy. I get in moods that I'm just pissed off at everything and I take it out on people who are around me. I'm paranoid about everything. Sometimes I don't care what happens to me. I'm not motivated to do anything but I want to do something. I don't eat much except when my period is due I eat everything in sight. I'm just scared. If anyone can help me understand what is wrong with me PLEASE feel free to comment anything that you know.
  • I am HORRIFIED of (trigger warning) parasites and am scared I have them but cannot see them

    I have this horrible fear of getting pinworms or ringworms, the smaller parasites you can't see in your feces and that don't always have any symptoms. i can't sleep PLEASE HELP ME I CANT EVEN TYPE IT ALL OUT RIGHT NOW IM GONNA PANIC AND DIE PLEASE HELP ME
  • I am terrified of people, help?

    I am terrified of people and it's making me agoraphobic, how can I get my life back?
  • I am terrified of people, help?

    [list] I am terrified of people and it's making me agoraphobic, how can I get my life back? [/list]
  • I am terrified of people, help?

    [list] I am terrified of people and it's making me agoraphobic, how can I get my life back? [/list]
  • I feel detached, Spaced out, Extremely weird ALL THE TIME, and developing OCD?

    Hello, my name is Andrew. I am only 15 (almost about 16, birthday coming up) and I have been experiencing this... Mental issue, for some time. There are TWO types of problems I want to cover. This first erupted around June 2014. My family got some sort of stomach virus or got food poisoning except me and my mother, this REALLY put some fright into me. This caused a fear of mine to become more than just a normal fear. When my family got sick, I avoided them as much as possible. I secluded myself in my room to stay away from them and to make sure I did not get sick as the fear I was and still am experiencing is vomiting. I can't really explain why I fear or hate it. I just do. The thought of me vomiting was not really a big deal a long time ago, but now it is far more serious. The current thought of me vomiting triggers constant worry about what I eat, what I eat out of, what I drink, What I drink out of or from, what I touch, what breathe in, and or whatever I even put into my body. I cant stop worrying. This also triggers constant paranoia and sometimes anxiety. The anxiety was REALLY BAD at first. I seem to have developed OCD, for germs especially. I don't really care if my room or if the house looks or is a mess. Just things that could get me sick if not clean or clear such as a glass cup, if it is not clean or is spotty from water or soap residue I will clean it my self and probably waste a lot of hot water cleansing a cup that I am going to use for 30 seconds. I will NOT eat anything unless I check the expiration date first. If it is a day over or a day before expiration, I will NOT eat it. Anything that doesn't have a expiration date on it, I will mostly avoid eating or ingesting it. I have lost weight (around 20+ pounds or lbs) because of this. At first I was just never really hungry because I had no appetite and because I could get sick (Only a bit though), but now it's always because I always think that it could or can make me sick. This is only half my problem.

    Another problem I have is some weird feeling I get. I can't really put my finger on it. When I am at home or in public, I feel very detached, spaced out, or just... weird and strange. This is constant. I cant take it. This started a bit after the stomach issue and anxiety issue occurrence. I first wouldn't leave my room or even my bed. I was having full blown depression, on the verge of suicide. I wouldn't eat, I couldn't sleep. Just lay there waiting to die. I am trying my best to get over this, I am doing better than I was when THIS started. The only thing stopping me is... well... some sort of mental block? I don't know, I seem to also worry about hanging out with friends, going outside, or doing any type of activity that requires leaving my house. There is so much I WANT to do. I want to get into a couple activities, but I keep worrying about getting sick or having anxiety attack right there on the spot. One part of me says "Go do it, you want to do it so just do it!", but the other part of me says "What if this? What if that? Maybe this will happen! You shouldn't do it if this or that!", and one very small part of me says "Don't even think about it, go and do it. Why do you think so much just GO! You will be fine". One thing I ask is. Will I be alright? Is this just a weird thing? (Cant really explain it better than "weird thing") I also feel like I am all alone on this now, I think that my family no longer supports me as I see I am getting punished for feeling like this. I get yelled at for feeling like this and or even defending myself on this matter. I don't want to explain this feeling as this is kinda eye watering for me to talk, type, or write about.

    Please help. I don't want to experience this anymore, I cannot take or deal with this anymore, how do I go about solving this or healing this??? What do I do? Help!

    EDIT: I also think Depersonalization and or "Brain Fog" has something to do with this...
  • I'm stuck

    Lately I've been feeling stuck, like I'm not improving. I'm not getting worse either. But it seems like I've been doing better. But I'm not sure if it's because I am getting better and the working on myself is actually doing something. Or I'm only feeling like I'm doing better because the main trigger for my anxiety and depression is momentarily gone. I just don't know what to do. The working on myself is expressing my emotions and feelings more, and trying to reach out to my friends. I've been figuring out what Happens during an attack and what helps. I know myself pretty well in that area. But I want to be able to do more then just coping with it. I want it to get less. I only have no idea how
  • Monophobia- Fear of Being Alone

    Does anyone else suffer from monophobia (fear of being alone)? I have a terrible time sleeping at night in an empty house. Any suggestions?
  • Panicky Attacks

    I don't feel trapped by people but it is more of like I'm being trapped by myself while having panic attacks. Is it better to seek help and tell someone or stay quiet? Every time I have had a panic attack I have never told anybody I just sat through the fear, pain, and sweat.
  • Phobia or fear?

    This is a subject that I need to research. What is the difference between phobia and fear? Are there some connection?
  • Scared stiff - How do you snap out of it and get stuff done?

    Whenever I have stuff that really needs doing, I start to get so anxious I literally can't make myself get out of the chair of bed. Sometimes it's really important, but at the same time, something that shouldn't really stress me out. Something simple like doing the dishes or getting a shower can terrify me because it's a precursor to something worse (like going out, or in this case, moving house - i should be packing right now). How do you make that big step and start getting things done?
  • What can I do to consciously recognize if I'm feeling "fear?" What does fear feel like and how can I certainly know that I am feeling it... ? (emotionally invalidating parents)

    I pick my fingers constantly. I sometimes settle on the understanding that I'm anxious or fearful but I don't actually know what that means nor can I pin-point what sensation is giving me that impression. I grew up in a household that invalidated emotions so up until about a year ago I didn't know that there were other subtle feelings other than.. angry... sad... upset... and otherwise blunt expressions. I'm not conscious of what I'm feeling and often cannot think critically about what I'm experiencing to intellectualize it for introspection!

    I know that I have anxiety -- I just do -- I can't really explain it to people because I don't know if what I feel internally is just what everyone else feels and I'm just over-reacting to a whole lot of nothing. But could my inability to lower my tense shoulders due to a CONSTANT "hum" of tension and general inability to just... "accept things," instead focusing on the tension from the thought be fear? Is that what fear and anxiety is?

    Thanks ++
  • What Causes Phobias?

    I was in a zoo, till than I have only seen snakes in movies. When I have entered the part with snakes I felt fear, some scary situations from movies were in my head. So I run away from there. Could this be a phobia?

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We are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!