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  1. J

    Whatever Happens ...

    "... I'll be OK." That's what I sad to my Dad over the phone one time when I was experiencing heavy symptoms and had to go to a Hospital several miles away (rather than the usual local one). And although it was another difficult time, eventually I was OK. And I think that applies to the...
  2. Deadheading

    Well it's official: I have this

    I had a follow-up appointment with my new psychiatrist today, and he confirmed I have BPD. I'm still skeptical my life will ever improve now, after 2 years of living under siege.
  3. Y

    Issues since lumbar puncture and partner's issues

    Hello everyone! I mainly registered here to figure out what issues exactly my partner is dealing with. He has not been very keen to see a specialist so I am trying to get an idea of what he may have first. I also have experienced issues since a lumbar puncture that cause my lyme disease to...
  4. I

    Benefits question

    Could I lose my benefits if I get less depressed and less scared in the future??? I want to improve, but I don't want to lose my benefits before I can work too. Please let me know. Thanks. :confused:
  5. T

    Hi everyone!

    Hi everyone, I haven't really been in therapy before for depression or anything, but I had a certain period last year when I didn't know what I was feeling and all I wanted was to stay in bed for months, didn't want to eat and didn't want to talk to people. And I didn't know what that was. I...
  6. R

    Advice for family member

    Hi all I'm new to this group. I'm looking for advice for my brother who has mental health issues. He has attempted Suicide 3 times this year. He very openly tells me he just does not want to be alive he is 33 and been ill since a very young age. He says he feels like there is a dark cloud...
  7. L

    Woman sets up charity to improve child bereavement services after husband's suicide

    Woman sets up charity to improve child bereavement services after husband's suicide http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-lost-baby-husband-within-8894471 Could post this in other threads but it seems most appropriate here.
  8. J

    Depression medicine and side effects

    Hi guys, I'm new so I apologise if this is in the wrong place. I've been to the doctors last week and was prescribed antidepressants, I've started taking them and the doctor said keep taking them and the side effects will improve after a couple of weeks! They've made my bowel movements a lot...
  9. blueMandM90

    Any advice with improving self esteem?

    Hello Forum, My self esteem has been low since I can remember. Was wondering what things/advice/thinking has helped you to improve your self esteem?
  10. H

    Lowest ebb

    Hi all I am at m lowest ebb and I am not sure what to do next . I am 26& I have always been depressed. My depression really escalated 6 or so months ago . In that space my ex ended it with me , I was viciously assaulted ( I was a support worker)at work & was forced to end friendships. I've...
  11. Tired Daisy

    I'm sorry for offending anybody on here

    I've been doing some thinking. Its hard for me because I'm just a crappy person in general, I'm my own worse enemy at the best of times and I'm sorry if I have offend anybody on here, the offenses have not been intentional. Sometimes I post without thinking and some people have been mean to me...
  12. M

    Just Wondering

    A lot of times I wonder if the voices I hear inside is due to an overactive imagination. I always had a Huge imagination as a child, but I'm very fragile sometimes, so small things can affect me a lot. I've trained most of my voices to be positive by speaking truth, even if its just focusing on...
  13. M

    Feeling lost

    I dont think it will improve
  14. C

    Good Day Today

    Today has been a good day for me. :) Things actually began to improve for me last night. I had been very tired and didn't feel like brushing my teeth, showering, and washing my hair, but I forced myself to do so anyway. Then at dinner, my husband asked me if I would like to walk to the store...
  15. BorderlineDownunder


    I don't even like the word, it reminds me of machinery and cogs and grease and sweat. Dr Phil says it all the damn time. But seriously, its the Best Description for my battle to become Well Again. I have no Traction in my life. Up till a year ago I was homeless, helpless, half dead. Now I'm...

    Are your voices improving? What helps?

    For me this episode of voices began around 2010. Back then they were very loud and disturbing. I could easily make out what they were saying. Currently I still hear voices, but there is a lot of screaming and wailing, it is more distant, and the voices are more muffled. So it has improved with...
  17. E

    Which if my meds has the worst effect on memory and libido?

    I have been taking 150mg Seroquel and 1.5mg (down from 3mg) Clonzepam for three years. Bipolar type 2. My libido is dead these days and my memory is getting bad too. I want to speak to my doctor about tapering whichever one is responsible. I guess it's the benzos for memory but not sure...
  18. shaky

    Can an App improve lives of those with schizophrenia? (apparently it can)

    Can an App improve lives of those with schizophrenia? (apparently it can) https://www.rethink.org/news-views/2015/12/can-an-app-improve-life-for-those-with-schizophrenia This summer the results of research into whether a ‘brain training’ App could help people with schizophrenia were published...
  19. A

    " how to lose Unwanted weight ?"

    Living a healthier life can not only extend your life, it can also improve the quality. Feeling physically better and having control over your own life can greatly increase your mental health as well. Although there are some aspects of physical and mental health that are beyond an individual's...
  20. amathus

    MEMORY: How to improve your memory.

    How to Improve Your Memory: Tips and Exercises to Sharpen Your Mind and Boost Brainpower A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you're a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a...