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    Help with hygiene

    hello i don't if this is the right place to post. i have a hygiene problem, i am a young adult i haven't washed in close to 9 years and I don't no what to do about it and i haven't come across this issue in the forum yet, so i wanted to know if anyone has any advice or there own experiences. i...
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    Hygiene and Grooming

    I'm at a pretty good point in my recovery. I had a job interview last week and I took a shower right before. I usually shower only on Tuesdays for a yoga class. I don't want to be the smelly one in class. But yeah, I can usually only find the willpower to shower just once a week. Normal...
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    New Good Looking Female Patient Lowers The Depression Of Existing Male Patients In My Supported Lodgings!!!

    New Good Looking Female Patient Lowers The Depression Of Existing Male Patients In My Supported Lodgings!!! Ok she's not Marilyn Monroe but she's a definite 7 out of ten. All of a sudden all the male residents under 55 are taking care of their hygiene!!! I don't know if you've ever seen a...
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    Depression and hygiene?

    I've noticed my poor hygiene lately, I think it has to do with me having depression. I don't even know when the last time I brushed my teeth was, my room has always been messy but now it's also dirty (I don't vacuum it until it's so filthy I can't walk on it with bare feet cause dust and crumbs...
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    West Sussex

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    Guy Winch: The case for emotional hygiene

  7. nonotme


    hey, I know this might be too personal and I'm sorry if it is, but how good or bad is your hygiene ? mine is very poor, I have no reason to be interested in my looks or appearance. I have not shaved in six months, not taken a bath since new years eve and its been over a week since i brushed my...
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    Nothing serious but quite a lot my inner thighs get wet with a white/off white gunk that smells , for want of a better word. I know my hygiene is not brilliant but having a bath/strip wash doesn't make a difference.
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    Personal Hygiene - Telling a relative

    Hi, My mum has suffered with mental health problems for a number of years now. Happily she has improved a lot over the last year, except her personal hygiene has fallen by the wayside. She has stopped going in the shower, even though she says she is. My dad tells me that she hasn't showered...
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    Hey, guys! I have no idea where this post belongs (sorry) because I'm not sure what mental health issue this falls under. I have an appointment with my therapist next week and I want to bring up my concerns with her -- but I figured I'd see if anyone else had a similar experience and could tell...