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  1. M

    Is it not important?

    Hi I have had an eating disorder for many years, bulimia and binge eating. However never diagnosed. I have told GPs and Pdoc but both have ignored it. Pdoc said it was part of depression but didn’t ask about it. He didn’t seem interested. I guess because I am over weight rather than skinny...
  2. D

    Please see this, incredible, life affiming and true, Eleonor Longdens recent speech.

    Please see this, incredible, life affiming and true, Eleonor Longdens recent speech. Please see. Her message is so important love D xxx Catch up on the 2015 Woodcock lecture | Mental Illness Fellowship
  3. Kerome

    How Higher Levels of Consciousness May Appear in our Lives

    How Higher Levels of Consciousness May Appear in our Life - Waking Times : Waking Times When we are asked what we find the most important thing in our life, the most of us would be able to answer the question. We would, naturally, come up with different answers, but that is not the point; the...
  4. D

    Check this out!

    http://www.indigodaya.com/the-blog-that-shouldnt-be-written-and-why-im-writing-it/ Why it's important to explore your own avenues. D xxx
  5. C

    Recovery and change of career/working hours

    I hope it's ok to post this here. I did consider posting in the Employment section but there seems to be less regular views/responses on there. Also, feel work is relevant in terms of getting our lives back. Just wondering if those that have suffered and continue to suffer with depression have...
  6. G

    What kind of love is this?

    Basically right now I have a friend in my life that is very precious to me. At my old school I used to get bullied and I never had a healthy and genuine friendship before, so this is very new to me. I met him less than 2 years ago (don't remember exactly how long) and even though we met through...
  7. G

    Uniqueness and analysis

    I am no good with debates and disagreements and I'm easily hurt when people start doing that, but I'm in a place where I am starting to see me as aunique person with unique problems. I have been writing a story about my life and decided I didn't want to mention diagnosis. I don't want to say I'm...
  8. Lost_Darkness

    hello

    hi all. i joined here a while ago, but never really posted. suppose because nothing i have to say is important. feeling very alone right now and lost.
  9. Lincoln1990

    Can't stop

    ...........
  10. J

    Help! I am scared my cousin will die in his sleep...

    My cousin had meningitis a few months ago, well he is cured now, but he's lost almost all his hearing and balance. The infection started in his ears and the bacteria is dormant in the part of the ear which deals with balance and breathing (see articles below), so they will have to remove the...
  11. katya

    What are you good at?

    Sometimes it's important to remind ourselves of these things. I have a very fast typing speed that everyone comments on, so I'm good at that. What are you good at? Note: don't say "nothing," because that's not true. :)
  12. Unique1

    The one place I felt safe...

    On a Sunday morning sometimes I go to the one place I feel safe, when I'm up to it, say hello and have coffee. Today someone from my past came in, I felt sick and scared, if I spoke with this person I new it would go back to the others from my past.I left , making excuses before the person saw...
  13. C

    What Should I Do?

    Last year I met someone from another forum. This person contacted me via private message during psych ward treatment, offering me support. We met shortly after the treatment ended. I added this person to my Facebook, we met a few times. The person was nice and supportive until hitting a crisis...
  14. C

    Recently began self harming

    I've recently began self harming. I suffer with depression and borderline personality disorder to help put the self harm into context. I don't hide my marks and scars because I actually want help and if the most important people to me can see it then maybe they can help me get past it. Some...
  15. B

    social anxiety

    Anxiety can be very strong at times and it is very difficult to experience. I keep pushing through as i have learnt that the feeling of intense discomfort do pass and although it feels very overwhelming at times, i just hang in their and not let the anxiety dictate how i behave. I forget to do...
  16. G

    Please help me, did I lie??:(

    Please help me. is this lying? so I said to this girl in the morning I'll wait for her after school to make sure she's ok. so anyway it got to the end of the day so I went to her and said, 'do you want me too wait for you'? To which she said yes please. now as I was waiting someone said to me...
  17. E

    How to Talk to Voices

    This is the process I have followed that has taken me from an abusive situation with voices to one that is supportive. 1. Search - look for voices that have the most potential to talk with. Your natural reaction will be to ignore the hostile voices and look for the least hostile. In my opinion...
  18. E

    How to deal with Critical Voices

    http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread107262.html Deaing with critical voices is much like dealing with critical people you can apply the same principles to voices. Some points I got from the article: 1. Do not become defensive [can perpetuate a cycle of argumentation] 2. Criticisms...
  19. F

    Fasted for no reason

    Went for what was supposed to be a fasting blood test at 10.45 with only water to drink from 10.00 the night before. The person who gave me the form had ticked fasting in the general part of the form but had not ticked the fasting boxes below it where it says cholesterol/lipids/glucose ...
  20. E

    Scary book suposedly written by someone with BPD

    Possibly very triggering - there's a trigger warning on the ebook itself. I can link but don't want to trigger anyone else. Just came across this ridiculous book, part of a series on BPD supposedly written by someone who had BPD. And it's aimed at family/friends of the person with BPD...
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