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    Healing Silence

    Healing Silence - Mad In America By Michael Cornwall, PhD Featured Blogs October 1, 2016 "I remember that over 30 years ago, when I visited several Quaker meetings, often the extended silences between people speaking would create a warm, benevolent communion — an almost tangible energetic...
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    Alcoholics Anonymous

    I have had problems with alcohol for years, on and off, always exacerbated by mental health problems. I had a weekend that wasn't all that bad, but I was sick of myself. So I decided to try AA. On the plus side, I do often feel slightly 'lighter' after meetings and one of them distracted me...
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    Mental Health News this week 10/6/2016

    A schizophrenic drug addict mental health patient who fatally stabbed a man in a Poundland store in Abingdon (Oxfordshire) has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Trevor Joyce, 36, attacked Justin Skrebowski with a knife. Joyce had been charged with murder but admitted manslaughter on the...
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    Mental health news this week

    Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger--road rage, for example--are more than twice as likely to have been exposed to a common parasite than healthy individuals with no psychiatric diagnosis - People with rage disorder twice as likely to...
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    I Miss My Therapist So Much

    And it hurts a lot. I just miss her. And now I've quit spiritual direction and stopped going to the soul care monthly meetings. That was my only social connection and I've dropped everything.
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    Fighting Back

    A few weeks ago (feels like years), I went to a society volunteering thing at my uni where they provide company for the disabled and mentally ill and thought it was a lovely thing to do. I felt so ignored and not needed that I started shaking sat down on my own and was trying not to cry, so I...
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    Mental health news this week

    Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts. Nearly a million ADHD prescriptions were handed out last year in England - a figure that has more than doubled in the last decade, NHS figures show -...
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    Mental health news this week

    A grandfather drowned his nine-year-old grandson in the bath before calmly sitting down to roll a cigarette until his family returned home from buying their Christmas dinner, a jury has been told. Stewart Greene, 65, is accused of killing Alex Robinson at the boy's family home in Lincoln...
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    Mental health news this week

    New parents are too afraid to seek help to cope with feelings of depression and anxiety, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said - New parents 'afraid to seek help' for anxiety and depression - BT King's Fund - Mental health under pressure - Mental health under pressure | The King's Fund...
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    Mental health news this week

    Robin William’s widow Susan has revealed the actor was struggling with a form of dementia called Lewy Bodies - Robin Williams, depression and dementia: the clinical picture | Science | The Guardian British superstars have signed a letter calling for mental health problems to be given the same...
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    Mental health news this week

    A man, who claimed to be mentally ill called emergency services 63 times in nine months in a bid to get free travel and accommodation. David Allen has now been banned from every railway station in the country following a probe by a specialist Birmingham-based British Transport Police unit...
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    Mental health news this week 23-10-2015

    A mother killed her partner and their four-year-old daughter to "prevent the world being taken over by vampires", a court heard. Shelley Christopher, 36, stabbed 42-year-old Richard Brown, 29 times and daughter Sophia six times before inserting wooden objects into their bodies to stop them...
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    Mental health news this week

    FREE ARTS IN HEALTH FESTIVAL - ARTS ALL OVER THE PLACE PRESENTS ‘ONE IN FOUR’ The Bond, 180 - 182 FAZELEY Street, Digbeth Birmingham B5 5SE MONDAY 5th October (VIP Evening Preview) to Sunday 11th October 2015 We warmly welcome you to our multi-arts festival which celebrates the creativity...
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    How are you?

    Do you know how you are? When the doctors of mind ask me how I am I say I don't know, because a lot of the time I don't. I very much like it when they write about me and my current mental health state, it's generally all bad what they write (withdrawn, very little facial reactivity, lacking...
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    Voices: spirits, entities or pyschosis... NEW HERE

    Hi. I'm rather new to hearing voices.. started about a year ago when I was using drugs. Immediately labeled psychosis, but I didn't care, the voices were very cool and entertained me and even seem to love me while I was going through treatment. One claimed to be a spirit guide and I believe him...
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    Stirling Bipolar Scotland Self Help Group Allan Park Hotel Allan Park Stirling FK8 2QG Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month 7pm – 9pm Our Self-Help groups are open to anyone who has been affected by bipolar disorder. You don’t need to be referred, just come along. Group meetings give you an...
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    Hertfordshire Viewpoint 56 Bridge Road East Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL7 1JU 01707 328014 Viewpoint is a user involvement charity in Hertfordshire for people with mental health or drug and alcohol problems. It is essential that the people who use or who have used mental health...
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    Bury St Edmonds Overeaters Anonymous Focus 12 82 Risbygate Street Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1TQ 07939 563282 Meetings are gatherings of two or more compulsive overeaters who come together to share their personal experience, and the strength and hope...
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    Oxford Oxfordshire Mind The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ Our peer support groups are a safe, welcoming space to share activities, issues or thoughts and to meet people who may have experienced similar issues. Peer Activities and Groups Drama group Pottery Choir Reading groups...
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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...