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  1. sastre

    is this ocd?

    so a few years back, in 2010, i started repeating positive affirmations in my head. some examples would be, "i have a lot of friends." i would repeat phrases such as that over, and over, and it would significantly boost my confidence. it seemed like i would become a different person. but after a...
  2. D

    It is a never ending mess.

    Hi.My story with starving myself has started when I was only 14 years old.Since I hit puberty I used to be overweight and I always hated myself.Long story short,I dieted since I was 14. I never knew how to maintain the weight that I lost,so I used to just gain the weight back,and then lose it...
  3. F

    Baker remains significant threat to society

    Will Baker, aka Vince Li, has been given an absolute discharge by Manitoba's Criminal Code Review Board. It is easily one of this province's worst travesties of justice. And it violates a Supreme Court of Canada decision that ruled when someone found not criminally responsible for an offence is...
  4. Jaminacaranda

    Adults with ADD?

    Finally accepted that the problem with my son is he is an adult with ADD. I’ve known there was something a bit unusual about him since shortly after he was born. My midwife said ‘I’ve never known a new-born sleep so little.’ I resisted it and fought against it when he was a child. I didn’t want...
  5. R

    Strange social anxiety issues, any others with this issue:

    I have grown up with ADD, depression and anxiety, alcohol abuse, and a slightly broken family but i can not work out what is wrong with me now. I am now 30 years old. I've had heaps of life setbacks and can not maintain a job nor can I maintain my own self employed work. It always comes down to...
  6. B

    psychosis is killing me I need help

    I have been drug user since I was 12 canabis.....I stopped smoking canabis when inwas 18 but replaced it for drink I then started using cocaine and drink and since then I cant drink alcohol without intense cravings for cocaine, I have been in and out of 12 step fellowships for 9 years trying my...
  7. amathus

    Seven Ways Mentally Strong People Combat Stress (Article)

    While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people...
  8. B

    What really matters?

    Im trying to wrap my head around something that occured to me this week. For a long time Ive been in a position where I feel bored, fed up and my life is being wasted on stuff I dont want to do. I feel like my life has very little to show for it, and worst of all, I feel like to slug through...
  9. Anime-Alchemy

    Doing something for charity

    Wasn't exactly sure where to start this thread. So, as I start and maintain my recovery starting today, I want to do something for charity. I would do something for mental health. I want to cycle across England and Scotland for charity. It doesn't matter how long it takes me but this would be...
  10. 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...
  11. Q

    Public Apology

    Hello, I'd like to apologise for my behaviour on the forum of late and say sorry to anyone I might have upset or offended. In particular I'd like to say sorry to Marliee Bee, who was so kind to me when I joined the forum and who always gave me such good advice; and to Mastiff mom who has always...
  12. Gajolene

    Strategies for Coping With Trauma, self help tips,

    Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery Emotional and psychological trauma recovery tips Recovering from emotional and psychological trauma takes time. Give yourself time to heal and to mourn the losses you’ve experienced. Don’t try to force the healing process...
  13. shaky

    Fear increasing

    Studies of attitudes in the United States from 1950 to 1996 have shown that the perception of dangerousness surrounding people with schizophrenia has steadily increased over this time. Similarly, a study in Germany found that the public’s desire to maintain distance from those with a diagnosis...
  14. L

    Something I believe to be the case

    Schizophrenia. It's a painful crossing between the levels of conciousness. To work it out, one needs to address things not directly, but in tune with the sub grouping of realities you exist in. The active psychotic, those people that seek out interactions with other people in order to maintain...
  15. B

    hi, meet a person without any intimate friend

    Hi all,here is a man without any intimate friend,except wife.I just can't keep friends.Miserably failing to maintain a friendship. There are people out there for me to contact if I want to maintain friend ship, but what happens I just dont try. If I made a casual talk to somebody, after two...
  16. A

    I'm new to you

    I always felt like people were always losing to me about anything about me personally. As if the person I seen in the mirror, who I know is me, looks completely different to everyone else. But they won't tell me the truth. I know I have badly thin hair, cone head, and a fat gut, but no one wants...
  17. shaky

    PIP Assessment result

    FAIL I get no points at all They don't accept any of the stuff about me being at risk of hurting myself They don't even accept the inability to maintain my medication. Utterly crap. :(
  18. shaky

    Q score from Patient.co.uk

    I did a free health check online and got a Q score of 52 out of 100 which is not in the healthy range, but a long way from high risk and they gave me a detailed analysis of my health with the following summary / reccomendations 1. Improve your diet 2. Reduce your blood pressure 3. Reduce your...
  19. galora

    Lonely and Dissociating

    Hi all.. Hope everyone is feeling better as it is closer to the weekend :) Today is a public holiday in my country as I am all alone. Had a therapy session yesterday, so I keep dissociating and having flashbacks of negative memories :( And it is now even harder for me to eat anything to...
  20. G

    Post depression crap

    I'm finally feeling better which is awesome. I was so close to doing the stupid thing but managed to pull myself out of it and here I am. These are very good things. However, now I have to deal with the fallout. I totally isolated myself, didn't bother to return texts or phone calls and, now...