Archives for Anxiety - Page 2

Is It Wrong to Self-Medicate?

When I started my job at a grocery store 3 months ago I would have really bad anxiety. I was generally an anxious person before but being a social environment only made it worse. I’m very bad with people and putting on that happy/cheery customer surface attitude. It got to a point at times I was choking back tears because I was so anxious. My sister did let me have some of her prescription...
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Dating Someone Who Is Depressed

My girlfriend and I have been together for a year now. I’ve struggled with mild depression before but she struggles with ongoing symptoms of chronic depression as well as mild OCD symptoms and anxiety. I found out about her struggles early on in the relationship and I found out that she had no emotional/nurturing relationship with her mom and had no one to reach out to at home about her issues. She turned to...
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I Lied to My Boyfriend about My Past

From the : About 2-3 months into our relationship, my boyfriend continued to press me to tell him the number of men I slept with. At first, I tried to deflect the question but I had to answer him. I lied and gave him a very low number, because I knew he was a jealous man. But I felt so guilty when he said he was really glad I waited for him, so a...
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Maybe OCD?

Hello, sorry for my english, but want to ask question about mental illness. So, my mind has this issue, but it’s hard explain, but I really want to know if it’s disease or just character. I’ll try explain with situations. Like I can’t take a driver’s license exam because my mind won’t work for me, because  then I would succeed in life and I think then my mind will lose equality . Like it rules...
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Potential Surfacing Mental Disorder

I am a college student who has just completed his freshman year, and will be continuing my education as a permanent on-campus resident. Since my junior year of high school, I have been experiencing something that is hard to sum up in simple words, so I will do my best to describe my symptoms. As far as the memory can stretch back, I have always had difficulty remaining positive and maintaining focus. I am...
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Over-Attached to a ‘Friend-with-Benefits’

I am a male, and so is he. We were both teenagers, one apparently experimenting and the other finding his sexuality. It took years before we kissed. We were around 13-14 at the time. Every weekend after I was at his, two teenagers fumbling around and discovering themselves. I think I always loved him, right from the start, but never realised it. We parted ways for a few years, but since we attend the...
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My Mother Is Ruining My Mental Health

From the : I am age 15, and I am normally a very bright, happy student. With many friends and a fantastic father, my life is generally very nice. Only problem I have is my mother. She is a lazy, and very complaining woman who does not do anything to help contribute to the household. I want to be an astounding student but she doesn’t care about my education. If she is not able...
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I’m Am Very Afraid I Am Developing a Dissociative Disorder

Hello. I have become very worried about my mental state in the past months. I feel as if I have been becoming more and more dissociated. It’s very hard to explain. My brain feels foggy, fuzzy, and sometimes absent. My frontal lobe, to be exact, feels disconnected to the rest of my brain/fuzzy/hazy/heavy. My vision feels strange, it almost feels as if I’m looking at life through thick glass. I have been having severe...
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Repetitive Movements and Some Sounds Make Me Feel Horrible

There are movements that people do that make me feel very angry and horrible. It’s one of the main reasons I’m happy this school year is over. When someone in class would tap their feet on the ground/move their feet repetitively, click their pen, tap their hands on their desks, etc., I would feel so angry inside. I always had to use my hands to block it from my view or cover my ears....
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I’m Very Self-Conscious about the Way I Look

From a 19 year old male in Belgium: So my first issue is I recently have been very self-conscious about the way I look. I daily look myself in the mirror many times a day. Sometimes I feel good looking and I am happy, But then just hours/minutes/days later I feel ugly and it goes on like this on and on again, I can get really depressed and cry sometimes because of this. Another...
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Self-Sabotage on Career & Mother Issue

I am a 30 year old woman, self-sabotaging and confused and this is costing my independence, my self worth and mental health. 6 Months ago the job I was working for stopped paying regularly so I went searching for a new job to pay my bills. I got a few interviews, but nothing came out of it. I stopped being able to pay my rent and I asked my mother for financial help, which although...
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