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  1. amathus

    Further information about bipolar...

    Comprehensive information / FAQ'S about bipolar can be found at : Equilibrium - The Bipolar Foundation
  2. Angels

    Useful Information about Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders are becoming more common, The numbers of ED cases are growing everyday but its not a case that everyone likes to address to doctors or family! Some people are unaware that they even may have an eating disorder! If you are over-eating or under-eating, These are both dangerous...
  3. Starless

    Wound healing and scar reduction

    I thought I'd post a new topic in here about looking after injuries and reducing scars. I know a lot of you will already know a huge amount about this, but sometimes when we're in crisis and feel the need to SH we can easily forget about looking after ourselves once the "itch" has been...
  4. amathus

    Ten lesser known self help strategies for anxiety. Article.

    http://psychcentral.com/lib/2010/top-10-lesser-known-self-help-strategies-for-anxiety/ A little bit of anxiety can give us a nudge, elbowing us forward to accomplish our goals. Too much anxiety can be debilitating, paralyzing progress, inciting panic and forcing individuals to focus on a flurry...
  5. Pixie37

    The Nurturing Safe Room

    Hiya everyone, I am wondering if we could create a virtual nurturing safe room in here. Somewhere safe and cosy where us selfharmers can look after each other when we are getting urges. The focus being on comforting each other and distraction. In my mind i imagine this safe room to like the...
  6. Mayfair

    **Please read before you post in the substance abuse forum**

    Hi, Welcome to the Substance Abuse Forum. Please read this before posting, especially if you are new to the forum. An important part of the Mental Health Forum's reason for existence is to allow people to share their own stories which will in many, indeed possibly all cases, be upsetting. We...
  7. Mayfair

    **Please read before you post in the eating disorders forum**

    Hi, Welcome to the Eating Disorders Forum. Please read this before posting, especially if you are new to the forum. An important part of the Mental Health Forum's reason for existence is to allow people to share their own stories which will in many, indeed possibly all cases, be upsetting. We...
  8. maxitab

    DBT support.

    Have you done DBT? Are there times you could do with a bit of support and help with it, knowing which skill to use, being encouraged to use it rather than not? Don't know about others but when I am a bit overwhelmed or down its hard to be motivated - yet I know it would help to use skills...
  9. mischief

    Useful Website - Functional and Dissociative Neurological Symptoms - a patient's guide

    Useful Website - Functional and Dissociative Neurological Symptoms - a patient's guide Several Members of this forum have identified the following website as being a very useful resource. http://www.neurosymptoms.org
  10. A

    Warning!!!

    Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done...
  11. A

    More Resources for 'Schizophrenia' Recovery.

    Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs by Peter Lehmann Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications by Peter Breggin M.D. and David Cohen Ph.D The Heart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence by Peter Breggin, M.D Peter Breggin's site...
  12. nickh

    Talking Therapies Explained

    The Mental Health Foundation have published a new booklet entitled 'Talking Therapies Explained' which can be downloaded via a link at..... http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/?entryid5=66635&q=684278%C2%ACtalking+therapies%C2%AC The booklet is a basic guide to why and when you might...
  13. Lozzi_1004

    Alternatives to Self Harming

    My boyfriend has been researching self harming on the internet and came across a site which has loads of alternative to self harming and the reasons behind why you would. I thought they had some pretty good ideas! I've tried a couple off of here needless to say not all of them will work for...
  14. addy

    How to help a person who self-harms!

    Hurting yourself is NOT about attention Hurting yourself is NOT about wanting to kill yourself Hurting yourself is NOT about being an EMO Hurting yourself is NOT about proving how cool you are Hurting yourself is NOT about having a weakness of personality Hurting yourself is NOT always about...