1. Nick

    Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA) 2022-05-28

    Our Vision The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) envisions wellness for people living with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). Our Mission DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
  2. F

    TL;DR - Divorced and Alone

    I suffer from Bipolar II, PTSD and chronic anxiety. When I started dating my ex-wife in 2015 I told her all about it and explained it in as much detail as I could. I'm up front about it when meeting someone new for a relationship because I know firsthand that it is not easy living with someone...
  3. Scytaic

    I don't know what I do wrong

    My husband has started to have sudden moments of irritability and anger out of nowhere (literally we can be having a nice day/conversation and he'll suddenly turn). When I talk calmly (which I usually do) about it he gets defensive and angry and shouts at me. He acts like I'm crazy for thinking...
  4. thefriendlygh0st

    How do I accept my mental illness?

    I have bipolar disorder. I struggle to accept the fact that I'm going to have this illness for the rest of my life because there isn't a cure and you can only manage your symptoms. It makes me feel permanently broken. How do you make peace with the fact that you will always be on medication and...
  5. Depressed in SF

    Bipolar 2

    I've recently been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder. For those who aren't aware of the differences between Bipolar 1 & 2, here's the wiki: I'd previously been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder with acute...
  6. B

    Some advice please

    Hello, I'm hoping that someone could give me some advice please. I regularly chat via email to a young man in the USA, we met online over a year ago on another mental health forum when I was suffering quite badly from anxiety and he had his own mental health problems. We just support each other...
  7. MommyOf1

    Does anyone hear voices? If so, how do you cope?

    I am on three different medicines; Latuda, Lamictal and Zoloft. I have bipolar, depression and anxiety. When I am really stressed the voices start. There's one main voice that calls me stupid when I make a mistake and says really inappropriate things to me. I don't know how to shut them up, I...
  8. T

    Everything's fallen apart, and I'm not sure if I want to fix it

    I'm not sure what makes history repeat itself. I'm attractive. Good in bed. Loyal. Honest. Open minded. Giving. I play video games. I like hiking or exploring. Creative, a visual artist. Im a selfless lover, and I love hard. This is my 2nd "love", I'm 27. 8 years first. Currently 3...
  9. GoliathQueen

    I'm still suicidal

    I've been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder about two years ago and now my psychiatrist said I'm also bipolar. He prescribed Sodium Valproate and I think it does help in stabilizing my moods. I can control my urge to cut myself. But now I feel down most of the time. I feel empty and...
  10. lightning05


    I saw a psychiatrist today after waiting a little over a month for an appointment. Over the past couple of weeks I believe I have had a hypomanic or manic episode. I didn't sleep much but it wasn't affecting my energy, was acting very reckless by drinking and smoking a lot, and just generally...
  11. Butterfly

    Is it easier to blame our behaviour on our mental health problems than to take responsibility?

    Please do not read if you are easily offended or triggered. I realise that the majority of us here on this forum will have diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health problems. Many of us will have had terrible things happen to us in our past that have traumatised us that shape the person who we...