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  1. E


    Hello to anyone who is reading this :) my names Laura. I've recently joined the forum and would love to make some friends. I've suffered with depression and anxiety for the past five years - life has most definitely been challenging but I'm still here :innocent: anyway I shall look forward to...
  2. F

    Voices telling me crazy things

    I have problems with my hallucinations, they are telling me crazy things. They say that the DWP are working with MI5 and the CIA to try to kill off all the ill people to save money on the health services. I think I have been followed over the last few weeks and keep seeing the same few vehicles...
  3. F

    Voices saying to kill

    I've been having a lot of problems with my voices. They are tell me to kill people and I'm having difficulty challenging them. Am seeing the psych team tomorrow but feeling suicidal. :low:
  4. pugmama

    New here...nice to meet everyone

    Hello! I'm a newbie here. I battle depression and anxiety and I'm currently going through a relapse after being symptom free for quite a few months. Earlier this year, I also discovered I was enmeshed with my mom and have been taking steps to un-enmesh and be my own self. My mom is an...
  5. J


    Just saying hi, and that I'm thankful to be able to join this forum. My illness, schizoaffective, has been challenging. But through perseverance, I am getting back on my feet.
  6. M

    What's wrong with me?

    I have come to a conclusion that life is utterly pointless. I am assured I do not have depression as if I really wanted to, I CAN push myself to go for a run, or go see friends. I do however find that nothing is quite worth 'it', whatever 'it' may mean. I haven't found myself 'happy' and I...
  7. S

    I wonder what it would be like to date someone with a mental illness like I do

    I wonder what it would be like to date someone with a mental illness like I do I been thinking about this if I date someone with a mental illness like me what it would be yes we would have our moments but the thing is we can hold each other's back She understands me i understand her we would...
  8. Poppy12

    Losing weight on psych meds - an uphill struggle!

    Is anyone else here trying to slim down after putting weight on from psych meds? When I started on olanzapine I went from 9 stone to 13 stone within a few short months. The drugs gave me an insatiable appetite and I was an eating machine! I would eat anything and everything - even dry bread if...
  9. E

    The Blasphemer

    I have a voice that I have been calling the Blasphemer. There are two words that trigger him and the are words that I hold sacred. He is the most challenging voice I have currently. I believe that voices are trying to express a personal need and that ignoring them only makes them worse. With the...
  10. R

    Feeling proud

    The most challenging day or two, mind working over time thinking of new ways to harm myself without causing more serious harm. Got into a state this morning and instead of turning to my usual vice, I called a friend and cried ( for the first time in about a year) Still can't stop thinking about...
  11. aoi89

    Feeling worse when the days are longer

    I was just thinking... I've always found things more challenging when spring comes around, for some reason, even though things look much nicer and brighter. June, for some reason, seems to be the worst, although my spells of depression also seem to occur in autumn, too. I wonder why it is? Would...
  12. S

    Triggers, can you completely overcome them?

    There are certain things in my life that really get me down if i am unexpectedly reminded of them. i am talking about mistakes, failed relationships and the like. I have accepted these things as best i can, thought challenged and rationalised and i am at the point where i am pretty much over...
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    Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders New Horizons Borders Unit 10b Galabank Business Park Wilderhaugh Galashiels Selkirkshire TD1 1PR 01896 755510 [email protected] "We empower each other through self-help, mutual support and, at the same time, raise public awareness by challenging public and professional...
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    Wrexham County Borough

    Wrexham and surrounding areas Advance Brighter Futures Advance Brighter Futures Belmont House 3 Belmont Road Wrexham LL13 7PW  01978 364 777 [email protected] Vision: To ensure that no individual experiencing mental health problems ever feels like they are on their own. Mission: To work...
  15. porkpie

    Challenging behaviour.

    What sup homeboys! What do the doctors mean by challenging behaviour dawg? just reading my inpatient discharge summery innit and the shite they've wrote about me is infuriating you with it mofos, saying I have challenging behaviour, stupid bastards, of course I'm going to be challenging I was...
  16. R


    Hi, I have had my second psychotherapy appointment today. I have found both sessions very difficult and don't really know why. Is this normal? There were lots of long pauses and I was told that I was subconciously not engaging. She said my body language was spewing out threatening behaviour...
  17. R

    Christmas and new year break

    I wondered if anyone else can sometimes find the break between Christmas and new year break challenging to handle? I've been fine these past 3 years and have kept myself busy, but before that, I wasn't keen on the Christmas and new year break because of the loneliness and boredom. I have heard...
  18. S


    ...I'm 45, bloke, diagnosed with schizoid pd, done a lot of therapy (6 years, so far...) after being hospitalised with depression, and a touch of psychosis. Have hovered round various forums, for a couple of months, and, I like this one's logo best (and it seems to be inhabited by real people...
  19. L

    working with challenging behaviour

    hi i work in supported living with people with challenging behaviour i am also doing a course level 3 I have also finished a course community mentle health [email protected] level 3. i would like to talk to people who experience mentle health who may live in supported accomodation.