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  1. K

    hard time accepting

    hi - i am new to this forum, but i figure it's worth a shot. i'm 30 years old diagnosed bipolar 1 and clean from drugs/alcohol for 6 years. i've been on meds (lamictal, seroquel, abilify) for years and they definitely have worked. i have had really severe manic episodes but recently everything...
  2. G

    Hello, I'm new here

    Hi, I'm new here and also to forums as a whole. I'm struggling a lot and thought I would take the plunge and join - thank you for accepting me!

    Accepting yourself for who you are.

    I often am angry with myself because of low self esteem which leads to depression. I think I need to accept who I am. I am going to check out a book about it. Has anybody come across this concept and feels similar?
  4. P

    Went to the docs

    After my emotions became uncontrollable in the workplace rather than just at home, I decied it was finally time to go and seek some help. After breaking down to the doctor and explaining how I feel, he diagnosed me with an anxiety disorder and depression. I didn't agree so much about the anxiety...
  5. W


    I'm most likely going to get a diagnosis of BPD in the next few weeks. I am scared, but I'm accepting it. I just hope I qualify for treatment.
  6. S

    You’d better believe it: Accepting and working within the client’s own reality

    You’d better believe it: Accepting and working within the client’s own reality You?d better believe it: Accepting and working within the clients own reality
  7. S

    Accepting the world how you see it

    The next time I try to come off medication I'm going to try this approach, Accepting the world how you see it. Last time I had an episode I tried to tell myself that everything was a delusion, didn't last long, lasted about 10 minutes. It's my behavior and attitude that needs to change. Might...
  8. polkadotscarf

    Hey everyone

    Hey, So I'm polkadotscarf, I definitely have depression, am told I have anxiety and may be bipolar... To be honest I don't care what label I'm given.. I tend to deal with the here and now and try and fix what's happening... Because the real world is not very accepting of MH issues and...
  9. N

    Getting you life back but accepting you have an illness

    How can you get your life back if you still have an illness? What is getting your life back mean? Thanks :peace:
  10. BorderlineDownunder

    What I Hate Most About BPD

    ...is the lack of control. I've equated it to being in a washing machine. Up down sideways over and over. Quitting Zoloft has stabilized me hugely but I've still got BPD and always will have. Accepting this has been hard. Accepting my own reactions and emotions are Untrustworthy too, even...
  11. naominash

    Painful Emotions, Looking for Wholeness without Abuser

    I gave my Abuser another chance for about a week. We went to one marriage counseling session. We had some good times together. But they usually ended in an argument with me in tears. His accusations were harsh. Who was I to think they wouldn't be? I have no right to make him try to be...
  12. R


    Hello, I'm new to this forum. The past year was difficult for me and I'm a having a bit of difficulties dealing with my feelings. Thank you for accepting me to your forum!
  13. A

    accepting what the voices tell you

    how on earth do you stop that... as soon as 1 of the voices tell me something negative, i believe it and encourage others to think that way about me. not very good self control... but i'm not sure what to do
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. R

    What has worked

    I go to a day program in western north Carolina called mountain house, family preservations in Asheville runs it. I also go to church and my church family is very accepting to me. I also take my medications every day and live in a group home.
  17. cpuusage


    By keeping quiet, repressing nothing, remaining attentive, and by accepting reality - taking things as they are, and not as I want them to be - by doing all this, unusual knowledge has come to me, and unusual powers as well, such as I could never have imagined before. I always thought that when...
  18. chesterking

    Meditation conspiracy?

    Is the reason why the medical profession, my family and other people and society are keen for me to do meditation, is so that I am more compliant, so that when abuse does happen, either to my mother or me, I will be more accepting of it and I will not put up a fight? :low: If meditation...
  19. V

    Hi, thank you for accepting me

    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and I am looking forward to giving and receiving support. I am and have been in a very bad place in my life for a very long time. I also love being there for other people. Thank you again for accepting me. ~Villa
  20. 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...