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    20+ year diagnosis

    I got diagnosed when I was 20. It's been almost 4 years. I understand strategies and techniques may change as time goes on. Anyone in there 40s or 50s and diagnosed fairly young. What has made you the most stable? Maybe medication or lifestyle wise? Are you generally doing well and...
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    Has anyone ever considered Euthanasia? Have been depressed for most of my life and I don't know how much more I can take. I know I could never hurt myself badly enough, I have tried and failed. I have been through so many doctors, medications, therapies and every possible 'lifestyle change'...
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    Worried about my Dad, should I be

    Hi all, thanks for taking the time to read. I apologise if I am in the wrong forum, please move it if it’s in the wrong area. I’ve been worried about my dad for a while now, bout 1-2 years. I’m in my 20s, he and my mum are in their 60s and it’s just us, no siblings. He is a very academic sort...
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    Lifestyle changes due to voices

    Did your voices insist you make strange changes to your lifestyle? My voices forced me to sleep on my right side, For nearly 50 years I was a back sleeper, not any more, even though those voices are no longer there I find it very difficult to sleep on my back. Also, mine like strong coffee...
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    Giving Away

    Hello there,I am new to the forum,so I'll introduce myself. Long story short,I've dealt with depression as long as I can remember,and I started to deal with it about two years ago. Before nobody knew how to help me,and I was shunned even by my own family,so I resolved to start climbing up from...
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    What is your stigma like?

    i have a feeling that people tend to tune me out and just treat me superficially until im gone. For instance, I havent been able to keep any of my friends over the years and they tend to only respond not initiate conversation with me. and sometimes or most of the time if im talking to someone...
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    Good news for chocolate lovers

    Chocolate makes you cleverer: A 40-year psychological study proves that the sweet treat can boost our grey matter | Features | Lifestyle | The Independent
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    Comfort Eating Issues

    I suffer with severe depression, anxiety and low self-esteem and lots of times when I am depressed I turn to eating for comfort. I find it helps relieve my pain and worries if I just eat takeaway food, over-eat or just generally pig out on unhealthy foods. Apparently, overeating can be...
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    New to this

    Terrified Hi guys, This could be completely in the wrong place or out of line, but as the title suggests, I'm new to this and has all come on very suddenly following a series of physical health issues. Similar to other posts I've read, I too feel like I'm being ignored by doctors, getting...
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    Hello Superstars

    Hey everyone Just joined the forum so wanted to say hi. I am a lifestyle coach and have suffered depression twice in the past resulting in me getting therapy. I have a passion for helping people in mental health which has made me decide to train to become a counsellor next year. Saw this forum...
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    Fear of abandonment anxiety/insecurity

    Hello. I came here looking for some help because I really want to change my lifestyle for the better not only my lifestyle but also my relationships with people I care about. I'm insecure sometimes, I know I'm pretty but yet at the same time I feel I'm not, I'm married and I have this fear that...
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    Depression: What actually works for people? i'm pretty lost

    Hey guys, just looking for opinions on what has worked to help you get better from your depression situations? Is keeping busy generally the best way to deal with stress, or should tackling the thought process be step 1? I'm not sure what to do with myself on a daily basis any more. I've had...
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    Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Wellness

    Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Wellness | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry Traditionally, many conditions labeled under the umbrella of 'mental illness' were summed up solely as genetic or biochemical imbalances. Modern advances in psychiatric medicine have found causation to be more and more...
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    DWP Hires Miracle Lifestyle Guru Who Claims 95% Success Rate In Curing Mental Health Conditions!

    DWP Hires Miracle Lifestyle Guru Who Claims 95% Success Rate In Curing Mental Health Conditions! https://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/dwp-hires-miracle-lifestyle-guru-who-claims-95-success-rate-in-curing-mental-health-conditions/
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    Wrexham County Borough

    Wrexham and surrounding areas Advance Brighter Futures Advance Brighter Futures Belmont House 3 Belmont Road Wrexham LL13 7PW  01978 364 777 [email protected] Vision: To ensure that no individual experiencing mental health problems ever feels like they are on their own. Mission: To work...
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    Antipsychotics and life-expectancy

    I read somewhere on the web that antipsychotics should only be given for a short period of time as any longer may cause problems. I was put on antipsychotics when I had, what was admittedly a serious psychotic episode (I thought I was someone else, haha) among other things. But was this a good...
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    Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia, says charity

    Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia, says charity Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia, says charity | Society | The Guardian Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia, says charity Lifestyle is responsible for up to 76% of changes...
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    Hearing Voices Policinic at University MC Utrecht

    At the Medical Centre of the University of Utrecht they have a department specialised in coping with hearing voices. They have a basic training segment which may be worth your while if this is something that you suffer from. They cover: - Registration of voices via writing - Coping strategies...
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    Need help

    It all started two years ago, I had a really stressful new job and things were going ok until one Friday night when I went to bed and my penis went all funny, started to spasm and couldn't stand up. Ever since that day, I don't get the spontaneous erections like I used to and my penis at...
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    Is Health Anxiety a problem for you?

    Isn't it normal to worry about our health? We all worry about our health from time to time... worrying about our health can lead us to improve our lifestyle, for example, to give up smoking or to eat a healthy diet. When does worrying about our health become a problem? Health worries become a...