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  1. M

    Not an ideal introduction but...

    I’m a 27 year old male dealing with lifelong mental health difficulties, tonight has been kind of a cry for help.
  2. T

    Need more help with brother

    I last asked for help sometime ago with my brother Brief recap he was a shut in for 5 yrs had a.lot of issues After 2 yrs of long talks his doc has him on anti depressants and anti psychotic drugs to stop him feeling down and quietense the voices he has learning difficulties and has been like...
  3. G

    GP says that personality difficulties is not a diagnosis

    A few years ago my G.P. informed me of the most recent diagnosis I had been given from a psychiatrist who had known me for many years. This diagnosis had never been discussed with me and I had to look on-line to find out anything about it. I have also subsequently been discharged from the...
  4. F

    I’m autistic – don’t let anti-vaxxers bring back the culture of fear

    Posted by Karl Knights August 23rd 2018 Whether one just has autistic traits or meet a full diagnosis it is a source of strengths and difficulties. The idea should be to acknowledge and encourage the strengths while providing help and support for the difficulties. There needs to be a...
  5. F

    Learning disability/learning difficulty

    Posted by LDA America Author and date not given Types of Learning Disabilities In the UK and Europe we tend to call them learning difficulties. Due to my rather significant gap between verbal(better) and non-verbal(worse) ability(It can also work the other way round) although not diagnosed...
  6. F

    Do psych nurses get the conversational difficulties we have?

    When I was mentioning my social interaction difficulties to the nurse yesterday she said I was ok one to one. I saw that as something of a dismissal of my issues. I pointed out to her it was because it was factual(we were going through my life history). I also pointed out I have great difficulty...
  7. F

    Premorbid social interaction difficulties and SMI?

    A subtle pointer to the development of full blown severe mental illness or a sign that something like ASD(traits) may be going on or additional to the SMI? Some people with SMI have ok/good premorbid functioning while other's don't. As far back as I can remember I have had social interaction...
  8. Tired Daisy

    We need an autism section

    Do you think we can have that? I have autism. I've been chatting with a girl who has learning disabilities like me and she is hot... its opened my eyes tho that just because somebody has autism that they can't meet a nice woman and be happy. Some woman who have autism are really nice looking...
  9. C


    I am suffering immensely at the moment. I feel numb overwhelmed and I don't get any joy from anything. My mental health team are horrible to me. I have sleep difficulties. I just wish I could relax.
  10. R


    Hello, I'm new to this forum. The past year was difficult for me and I'm a having a bit of difficulties dealing with my feelings. Thank you for accepting me to your forum!
  11. cpuusage

    Failure is an option

    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366%2816%2930075-X/fulltext When I raise the topic of treatment failure in therapy with colleagues, the most frequent response is: “There is always something that can be done… We can't give up on people… Failure is not an appropriate...
  12. K

    I'm new, looking for someone to talk to who understands

    Hi I'm new to this and I have a few difficulties and wish there was someone who would understand me
  13. L

    Relationship Breakdown

    My ex recently broke up with me. I am finding it very difficult to cope with the emotional pain. I feel to blame that he ended the relationship because of my recent mental health struggles. Before, the relationship ended I really tried on several occasions to save the relationship. Seen...
  14. cpuusage

    Isabel Clarke on Psychosis and Spiritual Experiences

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201602/isabel-clarke-psychosis-and-spiritual-experiences Interview with Isabel Clarke What is “going on” inside a person who acts or appears “mad”? What sort of experience is a “psychotic experience”? Why do auditory and visual...
  15. N

    Mentally ill housemate

    Ok...this is coming from someone with a mental illness herself, just to clarify. So I agreed that a friend could move in as a lodger. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but I was in a depressive episode and was basically thinking about how I couldn't be arsed to get a lodger and sort all...
  16. littlefighter

    Relapse after recovery

    hey guys, this ones my first post :clap: uhm so.. ive been struggling with bulimia most of the time in my life, its almost become a part of me. however, extreme behaviors came along a few years ago. Ive been recovering for half a year now, and , despite its difficulties, it feels good. Im not...
  17. cpuusage

    Issues of Blame

    Does anyone else feel that issues of blame relate to their mental health difficulties? i have felt really blamed at times & often feel a lot of inferred blame for my problems & difficulties - it's often because i haven't/have done X, Y & Z. Feels like constant judgement & criticism (regardless...
  18. amathus

    Life-changes which may affect GAD...

    Some Origins of Anxiety Anxiety and feelings of stress are symptoms, a response to pressure, the more intolerable or persistent the pressure, the worse the anxiety. And this does not necessarily mean a single, overwhelming difficulty. More often it is an accumulation of things. This...
  19. Fairy Lucretia

    have you never been able to work because of your mental health?

    ive never worked and dont think i will ever be able to because of the severity of my difficulties im scared what this means ,im only 35 and ive already been put in the wrag group twice but won the appeals i dont think the goverment will let me not work forever no matter how ill i am so ive got...
  20. cpuusage

    Being blamed for your problems.

    i often feel blamed for my difficulties. Do other people?