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  1. R

    Friend is having a really hard time.

    We're currently at university and a friend of mine who has a history of depression and suicidal thoughts is starting feeling low again. He has in the past opened up to me about this but now its beginning to happen again I want to do all I can to help. I've tried to invite him to a movie night...
  2. cpuusage

    Therapy books - bibliotherapy

    Therapy books | The Siver Times The books make us think or entertain us, but they can also help us heal. This is the premise of bibliotherapy, an approach that in the wake of the art therapy and music therapy. Still unknown to us, bibliotherapy is more common in some European countries such as...
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    An Integral Approach to Spiritual Emergency

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    ‘ The Holistic Approach to Psychosis ’

  5. L

    I am about to mentally collapse. I need help. *May Trigger*

    I am male, and I am 22 years old. My father abandoned us when I was 2 years old, and that marked my first rejection in my life. When I was little, I was diagnosed with ADHD so I was always the kid who took the most punishments back in kindergarden. When I was 5, my mom started to physically and...
  6. K

    New and Lost

    Today I'm trying to gather the strength to get help in the new year. I have always had a picture perfect life on paper, but at night I've stopped sleeping, i've had a history of self hurt many years ago, but things have gone downhill so very slowly. and I just dont know anywhere else that i can...
  7. S

    Fake Christmas Present

    Should I be angry that my Boyfriend brought me a fake Tiffany bracelet for Christmas? I didn't say anything at the time. Is it an insult that he tired to give me a fake bracelet? I feel like I can't trust him. Shall I say something and how do I approach this?
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    Open Dialogue

    Hi, I found out that Community Care, an UK business dedicated to care professionals is offering training about Open Dialogue, a successful Finish approach to mental health and psychosis, to mental health practitioners. The training will last 3 years, but this is very promising. Full 3 Year...
  9. L

    My partner is struggling.....

    Hi All, I hope you don’t mind me posting here as it isn’t actually me who suffers with depression and anxiety it is my partner. We have been together for 11 years and have two small children. Both girls 3 and 6 years old. She has suffered on and off ever since we have been together. When she...
  10. R

    De Facto Detention

    Hello. This is my first time posting but I'm looking for some advice. My wife is currently a voluntary patient on the local mental health ward. Now this should mean that she's free to leave whenever she wants, that's what the law says, but every time she's asked to go out she's been told that if...
  11. cpuusage

    The Human Givens Institute

    Human Givens Institute: Holistic & Scientific Approach To Your Needs Human Needs: The Human Givens Approach To Physical & Emotional Needs Human Givens & Your Needs The principles behind the human givens approach grew out of the work of a group of psychologists and psychotherapists who were...
  12. A

    What should I say

    My sister took a big overdose of sleeping pills/antidepressants and spent a couple of nights in hospital. I'm not sure what to say to her apart from ask how she is etc, which she seems ok now. I know I sound like a shitebag but I'm just not sure how to approach it especially as I don't see her...
  13. P

    PLEASE please help me with this problem! Why do I feel/react this way?

    I am a 21 years old girl and considered very beautiful and hot (I am not bragging but it is necessary to tell in this context). Many people call me beautfiul and as per the beauty standards of society, i fit perfectly. Anyway, the problem more psychological than relationship issue. On multiple...
  14. Poopy Doll

    Schizophrenia and Electric Shock Treatments

    Hi guys. My illustrator has schizophrenia and he tells me they give him ECT (electric shock treatments) every four weeks. This has been going on well over a year. I was wondering if this is normal and what people here on the forum think of this approach. He also takes medications.
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    Peer-supported Open Dialogue

    Peer-supported Open Dialogue Many people – service users, carers, and staff of all disciplines – have a strong sense that we can do better in the services we provide for people with mental health difficulties, and the current way of working can be improved upon, towards a more holistic and...
  16. pepecat

    Evning classes that promise to make you happy.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34292274 The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to a new course of evening classes, available across the UK, promising to make participants happier… and the world a better place. The eight-week course, designed by the Action for Happiness organisation, claims to be...
  17. M

    hi agaim

    :unsure: i now have the correct spellings for the medication i have been put on lofepramine, olanzapine,T3 plus some night sedation,i dont suppose anyone else is taking the same and has any advice comments experiences to share? I did get to see the psychiatrist i am under today which was good he...
  18. amathus

    Is shyness and insecurity a problem for you?

    Is shyness and insecurity a problem for you? •Are you afraid of looking stupid in social situations? •Do you worry a lot about what others think of you? •Do you frequently avoid social situations or cancel at the last minute? •Do other people seem to have a lot more fun than you do in social...
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    Healing Trauma

    An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma
  20. Kerome

    Intensive contact makes isolation cell obsolete

    Intensief contact maakt isoleercel overbodig op Trouw.nl On the Dutch national TV news this morning was this report from a Dutch newspaper about a couple of psychiatric institutions who have been using intensive 1-to-1 contact as a replacement for the isolation cell. This is a systematic...