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    Talking on the phone

    I've had this anxiety forever, even when it comes to talking to friends and family over the phone I still avoid it at all costs, has anyone managed to overcome this? I want to start working, but a lot of the jobs I think I'd be okay at include handling phone calls so I end up not applying...
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    What should I do?

    I'm reading far too much into things on Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. It says people may experiance headaches and flu-like illness (Which is what I am experiancing now). It also says changes are often common include agitation, paranoia, psychosis (which I have all 3). It says Other common...
  3. Kerome

    Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness

    I thought it might be appropriate to say a few things about some of the best mindfulness teachers, and include some articles and references to seminal books in the field. These can be very inspiritational, and I thought I would start with the Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat...
  4. Eleison

    ultimatum/medical redeployment

    For some years I have been given reasonable adjustments that include little to no public facing work, instead doing mainly office based work. I work for my local council. My diagnoses are Chronic-Recurrent Depression, Anxiety and Stress [it's acknowledged by Occ Health I meet criteria for...
  5. pepecat

    Branching out - forest walks and outdoor activities in Scotland

    Branching Out - Forestry Commission Scotland 'Branching Out is an innovative development for adults who use mental health services in Scotland. For each client, the service consists of around three hours of activities per week in a woodland setting, over 12 weeks. Activities are adapted to...
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    volunteering arrangeemnts/commitments - anxiety

    HI all, I am uncertain what the outcome of the interview for volunteering data inputting and mailings help will be on Thursday - and also I have a mailing task on Tuesday, I felt to enable me to help feel settled, I'll take a dose of diazepam to help counteract. Fortunately so far, it's...
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    Not Taking Your Meds

    Does anyone else tell their pdoc they're taking their meds but aren't? I don't trust meds anymore after trying 4 different types and only getting bad side effects. My pdoc has given me a new one who's side effects include major weight, given part of my dx is anorexia I'd have to be mad to take...
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    stupid habits

    I dont know if im alone on this but i have for many years been driven crazy by habits rituals i cant stop .I get it in my head if i dont do certain things the same way every time something will go wrong these include having to face up condiments in the cupboard have footwear in a certain...
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    A good way to hide scars?

    Hi. I'm new to the forum, but you all seem like pretty approachable people. So here goes... I'm a guy in his early thirties who has scars on his wrists. They've faded over time, but they are still very noticeable, and are in a spot where I can only really hide them if I have over sized shirt...
  10. In the Clouds

    Maca Root

    I've heard maca root is good for many things including increasing mood, lessening PMS, anxiety, depression, and increases bone density and stamina. Has anyone ever tried it? Is it any good or is this a load of rubbish? Apparently athletes include it in their diet.
  11. queenpink

    Really upset

    I am really sad and depressed and upset.The neighbours keep yelling and im already on edge now im super upset and sad.I know its probably stupid but i dont know how to cheer myself up.I am in a lot of physical pain and ive no painkillers.Im feeling a bit paranoid as well,i missed my night meds...
  12. Gajolene

    Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels,

    Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels, Throwing Treatment with SSRIs into Serious Question | Depression and other mental health problems are at epidemic levels judging by the number of antidepressants prescribed each year. According to CDC data,1 one in 20 Americans over the...
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    23y/o female. looking for people to talk to and make friends.

    Hi all, I am from the UK. I suffer from many different illnesses..BPD..GAD..OCD and depression and paranoia. I have suffered from mental health issues for long long time. My main issue atm is loneliness..I feel extremely lonely even when I'm with people. I feel like no one gets me nd no one...
  14. amathus

    Underlying problems of self-injury.

    "Underlying problems of self-injury Every person is unique and there may be a variety of reasons why someone resorts to self-injury. Some underlying reasons for self-injury include: ◾anxiety, ◾aggression turned towards the self, ◾low-self esteem, ◾major depressive disorder ◾a way to cope with...
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    Confused about my mental health

    I'm a 21 year old female and for the past year I have suffered with my relationship with food which has been a big burden of my life. I'm obsessed with food and counting calories as a consequence of a failed diet and I'm terrified of gaining weight. I also suffer with binge eating episodes but...
  16. amathus

    Dealing with Low Self Esteem.

    How is low self-esteem manifested? At the heart of your self-esteem are your core beliefs about the kind of person you are. If you have low self-esteem these beliefs will be mainly negative, and negative beliefs are expressed in many ways. In your thoughts about yourself you're likely to be...
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    Herefordshire Herefordshire Mind Recovery and Wellbeing Heffernan House HR4 9HN 01432 278569 [email protected] Services include: Residential Nursing Support Community Support Team Recovery & Wellbeing Community Outreach Safe Space Peer Support Carers in Mind Complementary...
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    Buckinghamshire The Oasis Partnership OASIS House George Street High Wycombe HP11 2RZ Tel 01494-898480 Unity House 98 Walton Street Aylesbury HP21 7QP Tel 01296-338008 [email protected] Oasis stands for ‘Open Access Social Inclusion Support’, which is exactly what we...
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    Swansea Transcend 01792 544018 [email protected] Transcend can provide one-to-one support to individuals with mental health issues living in Swansea. Anyone that is experiencing mental health difficulties can be referred to access support from Transcend. You do not need to be involved...
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    North Lincolnshire

    Scun thorpe Scun thorpe and District Mind Printers Yard Fenton Street Sc unthorpe DN15 6QX 01724 279500 [email protected] Services Offered Peer Support Sessions (every weekday afternoon) One to one active listening service: to provide you with support, information/signposting and guided...