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  1. T

    Acceptance of depression

    I guess I am looking for support for the times when I just have to accept I can't be capable of having energy to get out of bed
  2. S

    Acceptance commitment therapy

    Hi there. Ive revently been diagnosed with dysthymia with a occasional severe depressive episodes. For the last few years I've defintely felt that im usually depressed with brief periods of being content. The last few months have been a real struggle, with extreme feelings of hopelessness and...
  3. D

    Suicide ahead of appearing weak.

    Unfortunately that appears to be the reality in Ireland anyway. I've had depression for almost as Iong as I can remember but didn't actually realise it, or maybe I knew but wouldn't admit it even to myself. Two weeks ago my doctor finally put it together and suggested I start treatment. I've...
  4. Kerome

    Balancing acceptance and striving

    Recently I have been wondering a lot about spirituality which teaches a deep acceptance - such as the Tao - versus that which teaches striving and improvement - such as Buddhism. At first glance you would assume the two are contradictory. Acceptance seems to be a passive approach, while...
  5. M

    The constant feeling of loneliness

    Hey, so I actually never thought I would do this, but I guess I wanted to know what other people think and if my problem is real. I am 22 year old girl and when you are looking from the outside my life is almost perfect. I am the only child, my parents are the kind of parents everyone would love...
  6. cpuusage

    Carl Jung On Why We Must Learn To Accept Ourselves First Before We Can Help Others

    Carl Jung On Why We Must Learn To Accept Ourselves First Before We Can Help Others Carl Jung On Why We Must Learn To Accept Ourselves First Before We Can Help Others | High Existence Carl Jung exhibited the sort of serene wisdom that is usually reserved for the reclusive-hermit-sage. Yet, he...
  7. Kerome

    The merits of Buddhism

    I've seen CPU make the odd comment about this, and so I thought I would start a little discussion on this topic: what exactly are the merits of Buddhism? What makes it good or bad compared to other traditions? I'll start the ball rolling with what I have found over the past year. The first...
  8. amathus

    7 Reasons Why Narcissists Love People Pleasers

    1.The strong attraction between narcissists and people pleasers is no accident. There is a magnetic pull between the two that is very difficult to break because each is meeting a deep need of the other. This is not the fault of one over the other. Rather, it is an unhealthy union that breeds...
  9. K

    Suicidal thoughts

    So a couple of weeks ago I was really depressed wasn't eating or washing. Really felt like ending it. I started feeling better but lately been having thoughts of suicide. I'm not fusing with the thoughts ( practising Acceptance and Commitment therapy) but they are troubling. I'm just being...
  10. J

    The loss of your goals

    Dealing with the loss of your goals takes some time to recover from, spending years struggling to obtain things like a job and later on finding out you can't work because of an illness hurts. Accepting you will never work again is a major step in acceptance of your condition.
  11. T

    Hello Everyone

    Hello to all members. I'm Morgan Grimes, I've been diagnosed with Major depression, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, and Panic disorder in the past. Fought them off for 18 years, suffered a lot, and had numerous treatments. Now that I'm finally okay I feel liberated, happy, and thankful. I wanted to...
  12. Gajolene

    The difference between CBT and DBT

    What’s the Difference Between CBT and DBT? | Psych Central Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly practiced forms of psychotherapy today. It’s focus is on helping people learn how their thoughts color and can actually change their feelings and behaviors. It is usually...
  13. Konifera

    Broken up with for my Depression

    "I don't feel that I can leave this relationship and ever live to be as happy as I was before it [with or without you]." I tell everyone I date that people make promises to stay and help me over my immense mental struggles and always have had said what they tell me now, but they always lead me...
  14. cpuusage


    We are Not our experiences - we're Not our past, we're Not our conditions/diagnoses, we're Not our circumstances. We're Not labels. We'll be judged & criticised whatever we say & do. ___________________________ There are internal identifications that i find very hard to let go of & resolve...
  15. D

    The power of mindfulness!I

    I have the power! I have just been to training for my voluntary job. I have been practising mindfulness since November. At that point I found it very difficult to keep my attention in conversation, viewing, anything really, because my attention was always on my mind, or in my head. Today I...
  16. E

    How to deal with Critical Voices

    http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread107262.html Deaing with critical voices is much like dealing with critical people you can apply the same principles to voices. Some points I got from the article: 1. Do not become defensive [can perpetuate a cycle of argumentation] 2. Criticisms...
  17. P

    newly diagnosed

    Hi all... i just got diagnosed with bpd...although if i'm gonna be honest with myself (and all of you) it's been there since i was a teen :( and no one bothered to address it until i landed myself inpatient this year, and a very harsh man pointedly addressed it. I, now, six months later am just...
  18. C

    It's ok for me to feel how I feel

    I've been writing tonight, trying to organise my thoughts, I mentioned that I don't want to feel that I have to hide anymore. It seemed only right that I do something about that, so I will share a part of my private writing, somewhere it is hopefully safe to do so. It's not something I do...
  19. C

    Why am I not allowed to just be me

    Ever since my attempted suicide it seems everyone has a notion of what my so called "normal" self should be . Apparently I should be lively , bubbly , talkative , quirky , there at drop of a hat for everyone , fearless , go getting . In no way should I have quiet moments . The truth I tell...
  20. dubblemonkey

    I need to feel alive

    ...something has suddenly made me want to survive my desperately deliberate illness. ...such a 'turn around'...from diabolical suicide to deliberate dysfunctional acceptance! ....now! I never said I was alright... what I didn't say?...! was that I was prepared to survive despite how much my...