I am 15 years old and I'm having trouble with my body. Okay, so for the longest time (like 7 months) I have these eating cycles. Some days ill be so hungry and I eat everything I see. Some days i won't be hungry at all and not eat very much. This was normal for me until last week. I'm 4'9 and unfortunately not growing anymore, so normal 15/16 year olds weight is 110 to 120 or up. I figure I can't weigh that much because I'm much smaller so I put a limit to 112. Anyways, two weeks ago I weighed 107 lbs. Which was fine.. I didn't like it, but it wasn't bothering me enough to actually do somethi Read More »
I know that everyone is different. That being said, I'm wanting to ask other people with bipolar (I or II) how long the manic or hypo manic episodes typically last for them. And here's why:

I'm a recovering alcoholic that was diagnosed bipolar 2 years ago and am now in a manic phase. Never would have bothered me before getting sober because I was too numb to feel it. But now, sober, I feel everything and everything is very overwhelming. I haven't gotten more than 3 hours of sleep in 38 days, to date, I hardly eat and I'm terribly distracted to the point that it's wholly interfering with my Read More »

I have been with my fiancé for 2.5 years. We are supposed to get married next spring. He has a 6 year old son from his previous marriage. I love my fiancé and his son very much, but I frequently feel like an outsider looking in. I do not feel very included in family life. My fiancé is a wonderful man for the most part, but he is a people pleaser and often it seems as though he is more interested in pleasing his ex wife than he is in pleasing me. What I mean by this is that he believes that appeasing his ex wife's every whim is the best way to ensure his son's happiness. She is very domineeri Read More »
I've been trying for weeks to get the courage to tell my mom that i need help. Professional help. I just so afraid of what she will say. Or worse, what she would think. She will probably think “Oh great i have another fucked up kid to deal with.” I want to tell her these things but i can’t seem to find the words to do so. She will ask me details of whats wrong. And i’ll have to tell her that i am having suicidal thoughts again and have been burning myself again. I can just see the look on her face right now. Disappointment which will be barely masked by sadness. She might send me away. Maybe Read More »
During about the past year, I've been having awful mood swings. I've been telling myself that it's just because I'm a 16-year-old girl, but it had never been like this. There are inconsistant periods of time (anywhere from 5 days to a month) where i feel hyper and great and barely sleep because I don't want or need to. I feel great, singing to people and cheering them up. But then, without any warning, I completely crash. I sleep for upwards of 12 hours at a time and I just lay in bed being crushingly sad when I am awake. I'm always tired, and I've already gotten in trouble at school multiple Read More »
let me start by saying i am 18 years old and have had this obsession since i was 14. ive seen several different therapists and counselors but nothing has helped. i also take lexapro.

now you might think im crazy or just want attention(everyone else does, but i want a baby. yes, i know im WAY too young and im still in school and babies are a very big responsability. a child is a human being, not just a something to play with and dress up. they cry, poop, and need food. they need you for everything. and it cost so much to raise one. i know im not ready for that. i just turned 18.
but for so Read More »
Hello, I am a 20 year old gay male. I have always had feelings about being gay since I was in grade school (ages 7-9), and it was not until I reached high school (age 14), that I finally accepted my sexuality, and came out. Since then, I have always been okay with being gay, and have always helped other people cope with their sexual orientation, and been very involved with the LGBT. I have had many relationships with guys, and have been sexually active since I was a teenager, and always enjoyed it.
However, this past May- so around six months ago, I went through a very bitter break up with m Read More »
Hey there,

I've never done this before so please bare with me. I've known this guy about 7 years ago and I really considered him as a brother and was never attracted to him until 2 years ago. He is older than me by 3 years but I always knew that he liked me, everyone from our friends knew it but i never considered it because I could never of imagined myself with him until up to 2 years ago where I feel madly in love with him. I actually fell in love with his personality, in some ways he made me fall in love with him because he would always say the right thing, and always do the right thing Read More »
I have been having problems with family and school, and i have been having many anxiety attacks, and i am just wondering if anyone knows a sulotion to stop the anxiety attacks without stoping school or stop talking to my family. Read More »
Hi guys.
I've been having symptoms of depression for months now...you know feeling sad most of the time,isolated,i've lost intrest in the things i did often.i dont wanna be around people,i feel useless,having suicidal thoughts and my marks have dropped real bad..i have lost touch with everything,i just dont know who iam anymore.
I avoid being with people cause most of the time they ask me questions about myself,which i cant answer because i dont really have an answer..
I've always been a shy girl but this year it got worse,my self-esteem is so low i cant do certain things like look at myse Read More »