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  1. P

    SH advice please

    Hi , I’ve SH since I was a child , it became a daily coping mechanism during my teens and adult life . I’m now 33 and still struggle with it. I no longer use my origional method of harm, but have changed to something else. This is becoming out of control and is so much harder to hide . I’m in...
  2. L

    I have social anxiety but ive learned how to cope

    I made a youtube video explaining the coping mechanism I use when my social anxiety is triggered.
  3. LORD BURT

    How do you handle your voices?

    Do you feel they drive you mad? Are you someone who just remains calm and serene? Do you have good coping mechanism? Are the voices worse or better in different places and with or without people? I am curious to know.
  4. W

    Does anyone else find dissociation to be like a coping mechanism?

    I've experienced bipolar disorder for years but when I've been really, truly depressed, I've had mood congruents (delusions and hallucinations), and also episodes of dissociation that can last hours or days. I've often been diagnosed with a mix of problems based on this alone, but I was just...
  5. J

    Do you think I still have a chance on attending a program I had missed out on?

    Do you think I still have a chance on attending a program I had missed out on? Parents took my teen siblings and eldest sibling to a program where males are made metrosexual by a series of flashes and/or distorted sounds that supposedly changes a person while I missed out when I could have...
  6. D

    BPD, lying and two worlds.

    Hi, my gf has suspected Bpd. I have recently found out she has been in contact with her ex support worker since he left last august. They have been sending what I would call inappropriate messages and sending at least 50 messages a day. I spoke to her about this and she agreed to cut down and...
  7. M

    beating psychosis?

    Hi all, Did anyone manage to beat psychosis (no symptoms without meds) long term? If so, how? I get the type with delusions but no voices or hallucinations. It's reccurent (yearly). My current psychiatrist/therapist claims I don't even have it, but use it as a defence mechanism to "growing...
  8. D

    Any medication similar to St. John's Wort?

    I have taken St. John's Wort and it helps a lot. It feels like it hits the right spot. Except it makes me feel like garbage in another way. Is there another medication or supplement that works under a similiar mechanism?
  9. D

    Are there any medication/supplements similiar to St. John's Wort?

    I have taken St. John's Wort and it helps a lot. It feels like it hits the right spot. Except it makes me feel like garbage in another way. Is there another medication or supplement that works under a similiar mechanism?
  10. B

    SSRI mechanism

    4 weeks before I was diagnosed with bipolar, I started taking Paxil because I was diagnosed with depression. Then my depression became worse, I was suicidal and in major depression. Why paxil made me worse? It's the most potent and selective SSRI they say. I should have more serotonin (or same...
  11. E

    Changing an Abusive Relationship

    In my opinion, fear or shame are the keys to controlling us. When we change this control mechanism, voices can change. So here are some points that may help: 1. Identify the trigger. When a voice makes a remark, note your body language and that of other people. Note what kind of environment you...
  12. Diesel1988

    5-6 different personalities

    it was a weird experience i had today, i had a appointment and when i was talking to the psychologist, i heard myself, I like turned into 5-6 different people, from the way i sat, to how I talked, and my BF was watching me like he wanted to get the heck outta there. I wanted to get outta there...
  13. Stuken

    Not sure what I'm classed as...

    Even though I've warned my close family and my Gp that if my mood set doesn't alter pretty soon then I can't be but will be responsible for my actions but not me. I used to think it was slightly funny that I had a low tolerance to anything but not anymore. I don't have an in between ,,I'm really...
  14. L

    Hi there

    Hey All! I was on here a long time ago but I am back again! Thought I'd shove a quick intro in. I'm 30 from London UK. I have been diagnosed with a few different things over the years to the point I just ignore the diagnoses and decide only that I have mental health issues. Fed up of having the...
  15. tigerfish

    why is it so difficult?

    life has been a struggle for a while now and a few weeks ago i refilled my 'stock!' and tonight i'm having very strong s/h urges, all i need to do is chuck them all out, but its so difficult, they are my coping mechanism, i strangely feel safer having them in my home usually! but not tonight? my...
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