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Mental Health

I'm really struggling right now, I snap at tiny things in 2.5 seconds violently. I have the urge when I am driving to just jerk the wheel a little into a tree or another car, it would be so easy. I often get drunk at night and have the urge to take prescriptions with the alcohol. My life isn't any worse than anyone else's right now, I actually have a ton of blessings that I can't seem to appreciate the way I should. I had a really bad childhood that I can't seem to get over. I will watch porn everyday, sometimes multiple times in a day, not for sexual gratification, but for the need to replay over and over some of my childhood. It tears me down that I live in my mothers house and depend on her to pay the mortgage because she is a huge part of why I grew up like I did, but I can't move out right now. I know I need counseling but I'm terrified that either I would get help but mom would be in serious trouble or she doesn't get in trouble and I don't get help. I don't know what to do.
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Re: Mental Health

  • Are you an adult? If you are over 18 then your mental health professional is not mandated to report abuse. The only way your mom would get in trouble is if you told the police yourself.
  • I think you should go to the ER and tell them you are having suicidal thoughts. You are truly in a crisis right now, and being hospitalized for a short time would probably help you tremendously. Be prepared to be admitted for around a week, maybe more, maybe less. They won't discharge you until you are stable. You don't have to tell anyone why you are in the hospital if you don't want to. I never did. They aren't even allowed to tell anyone you are there unless you say so. They can get you on medication quickly and intensive therapy to get you into a good place. If you don't have insurance or much financial resources it likely won't even cost you much, if anything. You can just focus all your energy on getting better while you are in there, which is a huge relief.

    If that sounds like it's just too much for you then you should at least try to get an appointment with a therapist asap. You might feel used to these feelings, but they are serious and dangerous. Don't wait to get help.
  • I'm 22, but I read somewhere that for child abuse there is no statute of limitations. I don't want her to be in trouble for what happened, I love her and hate her, it's all so flippin complicated.
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  • There is no statute of limitation if you wanted to persue legal action against her, but your therapist isn't required to report it unless you are under 18. In fact it would be illegal for them to tell anyone without your express permission.
  • noffgurl said:
    I'm really struggling right now, I snap at tiny things in 2.5 seconds violently. I have the urge when I am driving to just jerk the wheel a little into a tree or another car, it would be so easy. I often get drunk at night and have the urge to take prescriptions with the alcohol. My life isn't any worse than anyone else's right now, I actually have a ton of blessings that I can't seem to appreciate the way I should. I had a really bad childhood that I can't seem to get over. I will watch porn everyday, sometimes multiple times in a day, not for sexual gratification, but for the need to replay over and over some of my childhood. It tears me down that I live in my mothers house and depend on her to pay the mortgage because she is a huge part of why I grew up like I did, but I can't move out right now. I know I need counseling but I'm terrified that either I would get help but mom would be in serious trouble or she doesn't get in trouble and I don't get help. I don't know what to do.
    Have you had your thyroid checked lately?

    Thyroid issues can cause problems with temper, judgement and anger.

    It's essential you see a physician for a physical evaluation and that you see a counelor --- and the drinking has to go.

    Drop into AA and bounce the drinking off them.  Nip this in the bud now before you become a full blown alcoholic. GL.
  • Go to ER. Call a crisis hotline. Do SOMETHING. There is help out there, even help to get you out of your mothers house. Your medical staff are bound by law not to share any of your information with ANYONE without your permission. Please get help. You can not do this alone, but you can get through this.
  • Don't worry nothing will get both of you in troubling but the way you are dealing with your life can make more into trouble & if you are are drinking to much, you need to see a rehab center soon along with a good counseling is need to help you out of this problem, which is eating you.
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