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  1. givethemhell

    how to communicate normally?

    this may be silly but i'm genuinely asking. i was raised not to question anything and learned that i wasn't allowed to say no or be angry. i tried living my life this way and it was not healthy, at least i think so. any time someone would bully me, i'd be nice to them. any time someone said...
  2. Prairie Sky

    How do you know that a delusion is a delusion?

    I mean, if you have a delusion it's something that you firmly believe, right? So how do you/the doctor know that it's a delusion? Are they those beliefs that you don't talk about because you know they would sound strange to other people?
  3. Poopy Doll

    Core Beliefs ingrained

    I was wondering if anyone else wanted to diminish their core beliefs a bit by shining some light on them. Due to the piss poor manner in which I was raised, I received the core belief that "I do not deserve to BE". It very clearly is worded this way exactly. As I go through life and acquire...
  4. F

    Delusions and Verisimilitude

    What's the one thing everyone knows about delusions? That they're false beliefs. Not so fast. Already we have two problems. First, there is much debate among philosophers about whether they are really beliefs (recently the linguist Dariusz Galinski has written a fascinating post about whether...
  5. G

    What are your beliefs/ideoligies

    What are your beliefs/ideologies? Are you Christian , Muslim , Jew , Buddhist? Do you follow the Ten Commandments? What rules do you believe in? What are your beliefs when it's all over? Heaven , he'll , spiritual world etc......
  6. cpuusage

    Psychologists Explain Why People Refuse to Question the Official Version of 9/11

    Psychologists Explain Why People Refuse to Question the Official Version of 9/11 Psychologists Explain Why People Refuse to Question the Official Version of 9/11 : Waking Times Alex Pietrowski, Staff Waking Times September 11th is the most polarizing event in modern world history. After...
  7. L

    Would I be put in hospital?

    I jokingly said to my sister that I need to paint a pentagram on my wall... My sister said we'll put you back in hospital, and my mum agreed... That made me wonder, what warrants being put in hospital? Saying weird things? Having delusions? Also, I didn't think you could be put in hospital...
  8. cpuusage

    Is There Life After Death?

    Introduction Is there life after death? We recognize the radical disruption that death represents. In a moment, your memories, your experiences, your personality all seem to disappear. With your last breath, you cease to exist. From dust you came and to dust you return. Is there more? The...
  9. S

    Don't get why even users of antipsychotics like to push them so much

    Just don't get it. I even start thinking do these people really have schizophrenia. I fail to see the turn around these drugs give a person. I'd like to see alternative approaches, yes they won't be perfect but hey this is far from perfect. I'm sure I could have been taught to live with my...
  10. C


    Psychiatry ridiculed my religious beliefs breaching my human rights. Psychiatry have major issues with religious people.
  11. tiltawhirl

    Taking back my FB page

    I love having friends from all over! But my mother-in-law floods FB with Trump & etc memes and religious memes and there are a few other individuals as well. So I am happy to say I have managed to block the sites those posts originate from. And it has worked! Now there are still a few people...
  12. F

    Transformation: Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia

    A common image of schizophrenia is the person who spends all day staring at the wall. Such loss of motivation and social withdrawal are known as negative symptoms. These are the most disabling features of this condition, and have been considered virtually permanent—no treatment has been...
  13. cpuusage

    CBT for Psychosis

    Hope that this is OK to post here - looks like an interesting course - https://www.udemy.com/cbt-for-psychosis/ Course Description Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is an evidence-based method to reduce distress and disability related to psychotic experiences, and to support a...
  14. S

    I don't think I'm getting all the help I need.

    I have suffered from depression and anxiety for 2 years now, I was taken off medication that was working for me about 9 weeks ago and was only recently put back on it. My depression is at an all time low but I can cope with it. The issue now is my treatment team believe I am suffering from...
  15. nutri

    14 FALSE beliefs of depressed people

    I am 'bad' I am 'lazy' I am a 'coward' I should be happy My depression helps me in some way My depression is my fault I am knowledgeable Other people are knowledgeable My depression is caused by my situation My thoughts are reliable My emotions are reliable I will be punished (for...
  16. M

    Delusion or Break From Consensus Reality?

    A constant theme I have experienced since I have been diagnosed with mental illness is not agreeing with the majority perspective. Certain beliefs I have are labeled as delusions. However, I don't think these beliefs are actually delusions but that people are calling me delusional to maintain...
  17. F

    False but useful beliefs

    I came across Imperfect Cognitions that mentions "false but useful beliefs". I find it hard to get my head around the concept.
  18. Kerome

    Negative spiritual beliefs associated with worse mental health

    Negative Spiritual Beliefs Associated with More Pain and Worse Physical, Mental Health - FailedMessiah.com “In general, the more religious or spiritual you are, the healthier you are, which makes sense [because of reduced stress levels and greater sense of community and purpose]. But for some...
  19. S

    Disturbing Experience: Was looking for a meditation class...but think i ended up at a Cult recruitment event

    Disturbing Experience: Was looking for a meditation class...but think i ended up at a Cult recruitment event Over the last few weeks I have been reading about mindfulness and doing a daily mindfulness meditation. It has been brilliant for me. I’m having CBT aswell and have had a change of...
  20. Gajolene

    Socratic questioning, What to Ask Yourself to Get Out of a Negative Thinking Rut

    Socratic questioning, What to Ask Yourself to Get Out of a Negative Thinking Rut https://www.yahoo.com/health/what-to-ask-yourself-to-get-out-of-a-negative-126687212382.html “Socratic questioning involves the use of questions to help someone develop a new perspective,” the study’s co-author...