Coping Skills



  August 15th, 2015 by Yours, Forever and Always

I’m suffocating.

I don’t know any other word for it.

I’m slowly suffocating in this life and I’m dying inside.

My mother asked me today, “Would you mind if I smoke?”

She knows that I HATE when she smokes. I’ve tried to help her stop smoking for the past 13 years and it seems like every time I think she;s getting better, she’s just faking it.

She told me she hopes that I can forgive her.

But how can I forgive a hypocrite? When I started smoking, she almost threw me out of the house. When I

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Dumping all my thoughts here

  August 15th, 2015 by lostindreams

I haven’t really gotten a chance to vent to others. Most of the time I’m too afraid to actually spill what’s on my mind to those closest to me, or my thoughts are too jumbled that I can’t really describe what I’m feeling very well so I have to brush it off and say ‘oh it’s nothing, don’t worry about it’ or ‘it’s a long story’. So when I saw this site I was pretty happy because not only can I actually say what I’m actually thinking without the fear of being stigmatized, but I can actually help myself cope by sharing everything that’s been …

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How Do I Become Mute?

  August 12th, 2015 by Thalia Grace

I want to become mute to everyone. Forever. But I don’t know how. I have friends and stuff, I just get really worried about saying the wrong thing all the time. My shitty life would be easier if I just stopped talking. I did this with my friends for a bit and they understood and it defenatly helped so if you have any advice on how to go mute to everyone,-teachers, parents etc, could you post a  comment? It would be really helpful, thanks. I’m just starting year 9, I don’t know if that makes things more difficult or not, I dunno. But anyway, thanks.

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I painted this picture one day when existentialism was strong on my mind. I hadn’t painted it because I was feeling suicidal. I hadn’t painted it because I wanted some attention from my parents. I hadn’t painted it just because it looked cool. I painted it because it spoke to me. I hear a lot […]


Please Don’t Push Me

  August 12th, 2015 by sleeplessinSTL

I relapsed with self harm and over medicating a week or so ago. Before this, I had been chatting with a guy who I met at my gym. We’ve been talking for quite a while and we get along pretty well. We used to have feelings for eachother but he went into the marines and we decided that it would be best to just remain friends. He’s been out for a year or so and we’ve been talking again. Those feelings I had for him are still there, albeit a bit faded, but I since I relapsed recently, I don’t really want to start a …



  August 12th, 2015 by flyingnorth

On Sunday I moved into my first apartment so I can be closer to my college. The apartments are set up like dorms so I got a roommate and its actually working out great. We’re very alike. I’d say we’ll get along just fine. And then I can’t help but think there is something else that will have to go wrong in my life for this to work out because my life is never just fine all the time. I’m hoping it can be something small.


I made brownies for us yesterday. Nutella brownies to be exact. And when I was pulling them from the oven …


Symptoms…. Of What? Asking for help.

  August 12th, 2015 by KissOfDeath

So, this is very different than any other of my posts,
but I have been experiencing some “feelings” and I cannot find a name to these symptoms.
I feel like I can communicate with an outer me, such as if I had a twin, it’s very strange, it started with mirrors, and now I feel like I am not alone, although I am sitting in my room alone, such as another person is her. (Another version of myself.)
I have experienced this before, but only when I have been exhausted, and/or when I go from being surrounded by people for a long/short period of time, to be …


any thoughts on depersonalization?

  August 11th, 2015 by Mark_1981

Apparently aspects of anxiety can lead into depersonalization…. something that I do honestly think I have.   Depersonalization is apparently fairly common… anyone out there who feels that  they’re depersonalised?



a message to society

  August 11th, 2015 by quietiris

Everywhere on social media, men and women post perfect pictures of their bodies and faces, making it look like their imperfections are inexistent and unreal. We, as normal, maybe even weird, human beings – look at these people as our role models and ‘omg, goals‘. We never really think about the face hidden underneath those layers of foundation and filters, or the extra curves in one’s body.

It’s all about the look, right?

Makeup isn’t a sin, so aren’t filters. Looking beautiful isn’t a sin. But being cruel towards those who are physically and facially inferior to you is a sin.

You can have a flawless body, and have a heart of …


Mysterious Misery

  August 11th, 2015 by KissOfDeath

It’s mysterious,
the day you change,
suddenly feelings are engulfed by darkness,
and it feels as if you’re carrying a darker shadow than usual.

You wonder if people notice,
but you don’t think they can,
until you get that one person who says “Why are you so different all the time now?”
and you realize that everyone has noticed,
they’ve just been too polite to say anything.

You curse yourself,
but how could this be your fault?
This isn’t something you wanted,
this isn’t something you can change.
You swallow down the pills,
that numb your brain, feelings,
To please you parents, your family, your significant other.

You hate this feeling,
but you …



  August 10th, 2015 by MaybeImAlreadyGone

Just a few things on my mind and I may seem harsh but reading some of these comments are making me ill. Your all encouraging each other to take your life’s? Giving each other options for easy ways out? I have been  in the exact same situation as many of you&it does get better. We don’t need to encourage each other to take the easy way out. We need to be sharing some fucking hope! So if I come across as harsh, it’s because I generally care.

First of all, I don’t give a shit what anyone says; There is no reason why  you should take …


i just don’t understand..

  August 5th, 2015 by trapcloud

so my life started to begin to turn into hell when i reached the age of 4. my mom, who is asian (I’m not being racist, I’m saying that our culture heavily emphasizes the importance of education to the point its life or death, and i think that there is a limit but not according to my family.) introduced me to a tutor. i know that it doesn’t sound bad, but i promise you, its hell. I’m not the kid who complains about homework, not at all. as my life progressed, my family was a prideful family. too prideful. for example, when my brother started …


A life alone.

  August 4th, 2015 by Stephan_Europe

Is a life alone really worth living?

I have a really hard time seeing the beauty in the world anymore. The only company i will ever have seems to be myself, so what is the point?

I have always been a good person, yet nothing in this world seems to go my way.

I have cancer in my brain, tomorrow i going in for a checkup. The past 10 years have been a living nightmare. If i don’t get any good news soon this is going to be my exit.

So god. Even though i don’t believe i god anymore.

What is the point of giving me life, if it’s only a …


It’s been a while…

  August 4th, 2015 by johnwhogivesashit

Its been a while since I thought about suicide. I had a panic the other day tho. I went and got some help in july. Went to this psychiatrist and got some ativan for anxiety and he gave me welbutrin for depression. I told him I didn’t feel depressed anymore. Just normal sadness ocassionionly. Lots of anxiety but not the suicidal solution that used to be right there just last year. Idk. I don’t think I’m depressed. The welbutrin doesn’t do shit as far as I can tell and this is like 2 and a half weeks in. I think I have add. I can’t …


  July 31st, 2015 by Crowgirl23

What do you do when those self-harm and suicide thoughts come back?


Coping Resources…what coping resources??

So, hi all, I’m new here.  That sentence in itself sounds whack enough to qualify me to be here, eh?  I was reading the Read This First – Actively Suicidal subsection & noted how well it applied to me.  I feel that my coping resources are next to nil.  Never had good ones, but with […]


I’ve been at my real dads since June 24 and I’m leaving August 3. My mom has been verbally and mentally abusive for all of my life. She threatens to physically abuse me all the time. She led me to believe that my dad never cared about me and that he cheated on her with […]

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  July 29th, 2015 by Tristeza

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A long walk

  July 29th, 2015 by Haven

Slightly different from my usual posts.

I’ve done a lot of walking lately, having lost my pass for public transport. Now waiting on a replacement, which will hopefully arrive before/by the end of this week.

It’s pleasant to walk everywhere. You’d think it to be tiring and long, but it isn’t. Putting in some head/earphones eases the experience.

It gave me more time to mull things over.

It’s relaxing. I walk in places where there are less people around, so I don’t feel too ‘out in the open’.

I’ve taken many things for granted, and never made the effort to truly appreciate those things. That includes being able to freely …


IF YOU’RE IN CANADA -> Listeners

  July 23rd, 2015 by Jombo

Hey guys!


I’ve been using this hotline called Listeners. it’s an app you can download on your phone and you can call a Listener any time you want. It’s 100% free, it needs internet connexion thought but no long distance fee. The people on this are professionals with diplomas in psychology and they are paid. They are so nice and caring they really want to listen to you and help. I’ve made a friend with one of them. When you hang up you can rate them and they will then appear on your page so you can call them specifically when they are online. It’s only …