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  1. O

    seeing two therapists

    i am seeing a mental health counsellor-pertaining to mental health issues currently. she is pretty good. however, i think she may not be familiar with the school's guidelines, enrolment policies etc. recently, i felt very lost, due to the school orientation and stuff.....and i decided to make an...
  2. S

    Exercise and drugs like Invega

    How important is it to stay active while on anti-psychotics? I'm tired all the time and smoke like a pack a day.
  3. pepecat

    10 things passive people say.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201511/10-things-passive-people-say?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost How passive you are depends on your personality, your perceptions of the world and your place in it, your feelings of empowerment and...
  4. E

    What things do you want to know most about voices?

    What is most important to you, to know about voices? For example, Who are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? How do I stop them? How do I live with them? For me, it's learning to tap into their potential usefulness. Like personal assistants or a self-support network. Sometimes...
  5. amathus

    Delusions of Grandeur

    What are the Delusions of Grandeur Symptoms? Written by Alexander Burgemeester on October 10, 2011 Delusions of grandeur, sometimes referred to as megalomania, is considered to be a symptom of several different and serious personality disorders. People suffering from delusions of grandeur...
  6. cpuusage

    Laura Delano on Recovering Myself

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0dQSdoTrmY Published on 13 Nov 2015 The word “recovery” is heard a lot these days in the mental health system, but what does it really mean? Is it that a person “recovers from” a condition of some kind? Is it about finding “mental health recovery”? Or, could...
  7. valleygirl

    Screwed Over By My Psychiatrist

    So a few weeks ago I was in the psych ward for 9 days, and then that week that I got out I was supposed to see my psychiatrist, but at the last minute he had to cancel because he was sick. Fine. I understand that. People get sick. But then I couldn't get in to see him until today, almost 3 weeks...
  8. Kerome

    Calming the immune system one way to prevent schizophrenia

    It may be possible to prevent schizophrenia by calming the brain's immune system, say scientists. Brain scans found an overactive immune system in patients as well as in those at high risk of schizophrenia. The UK Medical Research Council team wants to test anti-inflammatory drugs to treat or...
  9. LORD BURT

    Commentary: Avoid the trap - we are not 'believers', we accept the evidence

    Commentary: Avoid the trap - we are not 'believers', we accept the evidence COMMENTARY: AVOID THE TRAP - WE ARE NOT 'BELIEVERS', WE ACCEPT THE EVIDENCE I receive emails from people asking for assistance to suggest...
  10. F

    Does psychoanalysis have a role in modern mental health care?

    Psychoanalysis has been widely criticised and largely obscured from the mainstream treatment of mental illness. Why do these three psychoanalysists believe that their practice still plays an important role in healing diseases of the mind? Lynne Malcom reports. Does psychoanalysis have a role in...
  11. The Big Dawg

    oh really

    so how do you explain that just when somebody has something very important to say that touches a nerve of the administrators, then so be it your no better than the rest of us in this stupid dumb world I bet ya a dollar to a pound I know more than you.
  12. H

    sooooooooooo on a score of 1 - 10 how are YOU feeling

    Can anyone see how useless this question is without any context. A complete stranger, GP asked me this and my question was how she would interpret 2 4 6 8. I also outlined that the context was that I do not generally make a fuss and play down my feelings so if I scored 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Line...
  13. T

    Just a little rant...

    Hi, I'm new here, and English isn't my first language, so I apologize for grammar mistakes. My problem is that everyone thinks that I'm just lazy, but I seriously believe there might be something wrong with me. No one understands me, especially my parents. I'm born with a heart defect and...
  14. amathus

    Coping with Suicidal Thoughts: The first steps...

    Step #1: Promise not to do anything right now Even though you’re in a lot of pain right now, give yourself some distance between thoughts and action. Make a promise to yourself: "I will wait 24 hours and won't do anything drastic during that time." Or, wait a week. Thoughts and actions are two...
  15. Gajolene

    The Type of Veggie that Worsens Your Arthritis? (Plus a Vitamin to be careful with)

    The Type of Veggie that Worsens Your Arthritis? (Plus a Vitamin to be careful with) The worst foods for Arthritis - including some veggies and a vitamin Most of us think that all veggies are great for us. Unfortunately, there are certain types of veggies that can worsen or even cause certain...
  16. H

    I am so lost

    I just want to get it out there that I really have had enough and even if the road is the road less travelled then it will be my road which is so important. Please do not think you have to pound on my chest especially when I have stated that |I do not want to be resusitated. The risks are that...
  17. The Big Dawg

    An important note, suicidal not to be missed

    People who say want to commit suicide don't really want to, they just need some help but the ones who do it with out of thought, or a spare of the moment do. If somebody wants to commit suicide then they do it without telling anybody its just that spare of the moment I've been there myself but I...
  18. valleygirl

    Is it really so important to get an A?

    I've been working for weeks on my final paper for my Interpersonal Communications class, and it's due tomorrow. This is the hardest paper I've ever had to write in my whole life, and I already have a B.A. in English Literature. Right now this paper is too long. Somewhere, somehow, I need to...
  19. B

    Lack of sleep

    Hi everybody, I hope everybody is well here. I'm well for about 2 months, in the end. It was a very bad year for me which I don't want to remember. Major depression, side effects, mixed episodes etc. In the end now my bipolar is controlled. Hopefully it will last longer to let me live life...
  20. bunnie_gurrrl

    Nervous about my graduation

    Hi everyone! I'm starting to get really anxious about my graduation from uni (which is a couple of days away)! Has anyone whos been through a graduation or something similar, got any tips on how to not have an extremely stressful day? This is supposed to be one of the most important days of my...
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