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  1. spoon-racoon

    When does it become disordered eating?

    Since coming to college, my diet change has made me gain a little weight--not necessarily an unhealthy amount but enough that I'm not very comfortable with my weight right now. Lately I've been making rules and trying to eat less because it makes me feel better, but I'm wary of the possibility...
  2. L

    After having experienced two armed bank robberies, lots of school bullying and a ton of other unpleasant situations, could it be PTSD that hit me?

    After having experienced two armed bank robberies, lots of school bullying and a ton of other unpleasant situations, could it be PTSD that hit me? The obvious answer might be yes but I am not 100% certain. The symptoms are including but not limited to dysphoria, extreme stress, difficulty in...
  3. write

    cPTSD recovery

    Has anyone recovered from their experience of cPTSD enough to feel you can cope reasonably enough day to day? I'm at the end of things now. I tried to get through on my own for years (and too ashamed to speak what had gone on), have tried to work with professionals to get help. Very limited...
  4. Solitude1

    I want to develop a real skill finally.

    Around a month ago I downloaded development applications and training videos, but I'm scared that I can't understand the terminology and the whole course so I NEVER referred to them... Do you think I can do it with 0% knowledge of programming? I only know English and some very limited...
  5. B

    Brain fog / band around brain

    I have had a constant band feeling around my brain for more then four years. It literally feels like my brain isn't getting enough oxygen or blood. It's literally so strange everyday I wake up and don't feel there all day. It's not painful, but I guess the closest feeling to being stoned or...
  6. D

    Depressed and getting worse

    Hi All, Notsure where tostart with this. I'm a 55 year oldman and I've been depressedfor many years and my mood fluctuates from low to verylow. I try reallyhard to hide it from my wife and two daughters butsometimes i cannot. For thelast 3+ years I've been prescribed 3 antidepressants...
  7. naominash

    My Crazy Tells Me Strange Things

    My crazy says this I will be banned from this forum because people are conspiring against me. Time is limited. Those who would benefit from my crazy should share ways to get in touch outside this forum, because I won't be welcome here forever. My crazy tells me I hear things, see, things, and...
  8. F

    Going out

    Over the years I've got more and more reluctant to go out. I avoid it as much as possible. The only thing I'll regularly go for is my depot or psych appointments and even then with the depot I can be a few days/week or more late sometimes because I haven't wanted to go out on the due date...
  9. Fairy Lucretia

    why is all care time limited?

    ive been told i will never fully recover and will need some level of care forever i cant see how i can get it though when support workers ,social services are time limited to 6 months to 2 years what if you have a chronic illness and will be poorly forever? not fair
  10. H

    new therapist want to write letters to my gp

    my gp dont know about my eating issues though and i donno what to do. it says: You are requested to give permission for your therapist to be in contact with your general practitioner, your dietitian (if you are referred to a dietitian) and in some cases, the NHS commissioner who makes...
  11. J

    Diagnosed With Severe Depression..

    Hi all.. I've been feeling down and low for a few months now, constant self esteem issues, thoughts of not being worth anyone's time, feeling I was a failure, always sad, lack of motivation, no interest in the things I used to enjoy. Being a male I thought i'd suck it up and keep going...
  12. C

    emergency noodles!

    So... It's that time of week again people Two days til payday, I just looked in cupboards & oh dear... Instant noodles, a bottle of ketchup, half a loaf that's turned to dust and erm muesli! I'm sure everyone does it. On payday I buy shed loads of cheap noodles for when my "nice" food runs out...
  13. B

    New to here

    Hiya all I've just been recently diagnosed with pd im a 35yr old male from central Scotland. I feel so alone and I feel there is no help out there for me sometimes I just think that's what my life should be I feel isolated and feel as if I can't help myself I know it sounds mad but I don't...
  14. D

    Getting a second psychiatrist opinion

    Hello my sister has bi-polar but also has obsessive thoughts. Her current psychiatrist says there is nothing that can help her but this is ruining her life. Can anyone help in how to go about getting a second opinion and would Rethink be able to help with this as I work full time and have...
  15. E

    My cat is dying

    My 15 years & 11 months old cat who I've had since a kitten has got severe kidney failure, she has got only a matter of days left - if that. The situation is being worsened by the fact that it is Easter (vets opening times limited), I'm skint due to my benefits having been stopped & therefore...
  16. M

    I managed to locate free Counselling today,

    I have felt really off balance lately and was unable to keep my appointments due to feeling a little worried. I will run out of medication at the weekend and they will not prescribe unless they see me. I have now made a GP appointment next week. I have felt so worthless and felt that any...
  17. C

    West Sussex

    Chichester, Worthing, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton West Sussex Horizons Worthing area - 01903 239758 Chichester area - 01243 538878 Bognor area - 01243 840933 Our service caters for the needs of individuals recovering from, or living with mental illness. We aim to provide accommodation...
  18. C

    Tyne and Wear

    Newcastle,Gateshead & North Tyneside Tyneside Women's Health Gateshead & Head Office 30 Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, NE8 2AN Monday – 09.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday – 09.00am – 5.00pm Wednesday -09.00am – 5.00pm Thursday – 09.00am – 5.00pm Friday – 09.00am – 4.30pm Open late one evening per week to...
  19. calypso

    Me again - can you sign a petition - Please!

    Hiya, as some may have seen before, we in Lancaster are fighting against the closure of female beds in Lancaster Psychiatric Hospital. We are told its temporary, but in fact its till at least March 2015 and longer if the second unit in Blackpool (nearly 60 miles away) is not completed by then...
  20. D

    confused and stressed by DWP correspondence

    [i hope this doesnt double post.. i posted it, but didnt show up, trying again] i just got a letter stating: this confuses me. the uncertainty and possibility of being on no income again for a long time with no means to help myself... is an extremely stressful predicament. are they sadists...