1. Lolli_Liability

    hospitals... hate them

    Im so tired , the pains eased alot since being admitted however the tiredness is still overwhelming. Things are settling but still being looked after and will be for a while as it seems many complications have been caused. I dont want to do this i really dont. I dont want people to work to save...
  2. M

    Differences and similarities between hospitals in US and Uk?

    Hi, ignorant American here. In reading posts about mental health issues, doctors and hospitalization, there are things I don't understand. As an example, what does it mean to be sectioned? Can you self admit without a doctor's referral? What are the hospitals like-- any decent ones that truly...
  3. cpuusage

    Self-harm and Suicides Rise by 56% in UK Psychiatric Hospitals

    Self-harm and Suicides Rise by 56% in UK Psychiatric Hospitals | Mad In America
  4. MoonPrincess

    Not being myself

    Just thought I'd post something that I feel now and again, and I'd like to know if any of you guys feel this way and/or relate to this. Okay so sometimes I have the feeling that I'm not really me, and often I question why I feel this way (even though I accept that's how I am). It sounds crazy...
  5. I


    Hi I'm Issy, 23, and I'm here because I had a really awful experience this weekend when my psychiatrist prescribed me a new antipsychotic and it triggered what my nurse thinks was probably serotonin syndrome and I don't really know where else to turn. My diagnosis is paranoid schizophrenia and...
  6. A

    no hope?

    This is my first post so I might as well tell you about my ongoing fight with anxiety. I have been to research hospitals for this condition, top docs cannot figure out how to manage it. Along with other medicines I have to be on 10mg of klonopin. Without treatment I look like I have Parkinson's...
  7. T

    my sadness

    hi iv just joined this site i have bipolar severe depression im good at the moment people dont like talking about mental illness i have suffered for years been in and out phsc hospitals have some more pills these will make you feel better do they really
  8. Niniane

    Still depressed... despite meds, hospital and therapies. When will I get a break ?

    Still depressed... despite meds, hospital and therapies. When will I get a break ? I'm depressed. I've been for years. I've been seen by different therapists during the past 9 years. Psychologists, psychiatrists... We moved back to France, crushing my father's carrier in the process (which he...
  9. S

    Is it possible, could I do it?

    I've been thinking if I could approach BBC 4 & ITV to see if I could possibly raise awareness of the Stigma of MH Illness, the alternative perspectives and hope for others to understand, particulary Employers who seem to cower away from us & write us off (so it seems). Visit NHS hospitals and...
  10. J


    i am 38 years old i have been bi-polar since i was 15 and i am just tired of hospitals doctors i guess its time to just throw in the towel
  11. F

    Self-harm figures soar in a generation under pressure

    More than 1,800 children aged under 10 have been hospitalised for self-harming in the past decade, sparking fears of a generation unable to cope with the pressures of childhood. Last year alone almost 150 boys and girls aged 10 or under were admitted to hospital for intentional self-harm...
  12. F

    Patients with 'dangerous' personality disorders to move from hospitals to prisons

    Patients with 'dangerous' personality disorders to move from hospitals to prisons Psychiatric patients with “dangerous and severe” personality disorders will be moved from secure hospitals to prisons under government plans, a report has revealed. Ministers want to start cutting the number of...
  13. H

    Anyone else have bipolar 2 with psychotic featues?

    Hello there. This is my first post on the board and i look forward to getting to know everyone.. I am 25 and have been in hospital for the past 3 weeks with psychotic depression. I have been told that i can leave and go home next week.I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 Disorder last year.After...
  14. A.m.b.e.r

    Private Health Insurance.

    So guys I have started my quest to find some psychiatric private health insurance. I have called up a place and a lovely man (who used to be a broker) is going to do some research for me. After my experiences of NHS hospitals I am so scared that if I get ill I will have to go back. Has anyone...
  15. J

    a poem

    the shadows they are the first sign. they come to my eyes, they come to my mind. i cannot fight them and suddenly i am the me im not supposed to be. nothing feels right, its so unjust. whats real? whats not? who can i trust? The dam is broken, my true self frozen. When its done i have to...
  16. bert tomato

    My beautiful mother...

    My mother passed away in November 2007 after a short but courageous and inspirational battle with motor neuron disease. She was born in the Orkney Isles into a successful farming family. She moved down to London to study nursing when she met my father (he came from Sri Lanka to study...
  17. E

    Hi i'm new :)

    hello my lovelys :), i'm emmy, i'm 19 years old and thought i'd introduce myself. I've had a little nosey around and this forum seems so friendly and supportive, its just what i need right now to be honest. A little bit about my history, well if i can cut it short. I was born with aspergers...
  18. amathus

    More spending time in NHS Mental Health Hospitals. qf.
  19. B

    Will this ever go? it feels terminal.

    I've been in and out of hospital now for 18 months. The last time I was in, I was told by the psychiatrist that he couldn’t help me, only keep me "safe", he said that my CAT therapy would be the thing that would help, however I have 3 sessions left! and its done nothing, I had COG for 10 months...
  20. G

    UK mental health hospitals

    Just wondering if anyone has been admitted to one and, if so, what are they like? Thanks for any and all replies.