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  1. AliceinWonderland

    17 Mental Health Symptoms That Stem From Complex Trauma

    17 Mental Health Symptoms That Stem From Complex Trauma | The Mighty I thought this was a very helpful article, I could relate to a lot of the 'symptoms' people describe. Especially no. 2 shame, no. 13 difficulty allowing myself happiness and putting others' interests before mine to an...
  2. L

    No need to answer, just need to type crap

    I just can't believe it. I actually got myself into a stable state and now I can see a massive crisis coming. The paranoia is back which is the sign it's going to get bad. The mental health team know that when the paranoia appears it's going to be bad, it's the number one thing on my crisis...
  3. V

    New meds but noise returns

    I started new meds this month, not anti psychotic, as I'm not but just anti depressant. Initially I just felt really bad, very negative dialogues in my mind about me, betrayal, etc. Then over Christmas it calmed down I thaught ok it's working my mood has improved and I can take control again But...
  4. pepecat

    Learning to think for ourselves.

    http://psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/learning-to-think-for-ourselves/ Learning to think for ourselves Alyssa Siegal Many clients come to counseling expecting therapists to give them the answer – to tell them what to do about a particular problem or symptom. They also often want to know what’s...
  5. amathus

    Seven Ways Mentally Strong People Combat Stress (Article)

    While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people...
  6. valleygirl

    Really Angry at Myself

    I am SOOOOOOOOO mad at myself for allowing myself to get so attached to my therapist. I knew it was happening, and I didn't try to stop it, and now I am paying for it, because I can't stop thinking about how therapy is going to be coming to an end in about 2 months, because I won't have money...
  7. N

    Old Usual Activites, And New (resuming after holiday break)

    HI Everyone, After ahving successfully recovered tiredness wise from my travels, withmy parents, I am looking very much forward to resuming my usual old activities, plus maybe one or two new volunteering roles, which are at the moment, very much up in the air. From Thursday onwards, I'll...
  8. pepecat

    Social relationships and depression - research request.

    Please note this has been approved by the moderators Hi, I'm a Trainee Clinical Psychologist based at the University of Hertfordshire. I'm currently conducting some research exploring the links between social relationships and depression, and the impact of social relationships on recovery...
  9. Darkred

    I want out

    I'm so tired of being fake and smiling and tell everyone that I'm okay. I have minimal to no contact with people and it's beyond lonely. The last 6 years of my life have been so hard and it isn't getting better. I've tried to be happy tried to get along with people but it isn't to be. I'm just...
  10. Grape

    when will the pain go away

    Is it bipolar. Is it bad experiences. Is it life. Why us. Drinking. Sad. Unhappy. Lonely. Worried. Drinking wine reminds me of past overdoses. It's allowing me to connect with past sadness. It's what I need to do but I wish I didn't need to do it. I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Do you...
  11. C


    you try to 'pull a person up', make them stop and think - and sometimes you get dirt flung back at you because of it. I can't help knowing what I know after all -I know for a FACT on here there are people still grieving the loss of their kids. If anything I say can help one parent come closer...
  12. A

    ~ Hello to everyone ~

    Hi to you all. I just registered to be part of this forum, as I was on another one for about 10 years and it just closed. I've been checking around, and this one looks well done and very welcoming, friendly and supportive. I've struggled with depression since a child, finally got help 16...
  13. tigerfish

    allowing emotions!

    These bloody emotions are far more painful than any s/h ive ever done in my life and i promise you there's been some bad ones! :low: