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    Shamed during a 'conversation skills' session at work (NHS)

    Hi, hope you’re all doing as OK as you can! I had a pretty horrible experience today and I could use some perspective, apologies for rambling. I have spoken to my colleagues, who are as confused as I am regarding the whole thing. I feel that perhaps something was missed, or something not...
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    Mental health news this week

    Fake NHS psychiatrist who worked for 22 years with a bogus degree PASSED new 'strengthened' tests just five years ago - Fake NHS psychiatrist who worked for 22 years with a bogus degree was re-validated in 2013 | Daily Mail Online Birmingham's coroners service has warned of more suicide...
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    Mental health news this week

    National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin - Monday 5 November 2018 - https://www.nsun.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=effb3106-fb6d-4b87-94df-a7911acd93dc National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin - Monday 12 November 2018 -...
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    Mental health news this week

    (Sorry that I haven't sent one of these in a while) National Survivor User Network (NSUN) bulletin : 8 October 2018 - Black History Month - https://www.nsun.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=98a21a55-fb6d-4157-8fdb-92c4f9b2343a National Survivor User Network (NSUN) bulletin : 10 October...
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    CBT, I have contacted the NHS, has anyone else dont CBT?

    Hi all Today I contacted the NHS via email. I have been passes on to a self referral web site which have mental health help. Has anyone else done any CBT on the NHS, what does it entail? Thanks
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    Talk about your NHS experiences

    Hi everyone! I have gone through a lot in my life, and have done all the counselling and support networks under the sun. :cool: I still get anxious and quite depressed occasionally but am doing better now. I wanted to share with everyone something that helped me - writing about my experiences...
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    Antihisamine - Loratadine - No Longer! (NHS)

    Evening All, I have just annoyingly discovered, throuhg mother, that via t he NHS side of things, throuigh GP surgeries, they are no longer prescribing antihisamines Loratadine, as they can be bought over the counter and are cheap. Cheaper than on the NHS, it seems. Now, this leaves me in...
  8. Kas73829

    Treatment for social anxiety?

    I've been really depressed for while and it's mainly because i couldn't be more lonely. I might have asp/social anxiety that is causing a lot of problems. I can't do anything to help myself and I've been trying to do something for months now. I went to the nearest nhs campus and asked about...
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    No Treatment for Mental Health in UK

    Hi all, I have suffered from mental health all my life, never had friends or any relationships. I have no understanding of either. I am 42 now, 7 years ago I attempted to end my life, I would of succeeded if the NHS had not interfered. I spent to months In hospital recovering from my wounds. I...
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    NHS let me down after suicide attempt

    On the 22nd of December I took a overdose. I wanted to die and still feel the same. My bf called an ambulance I passed out he thought I was going to die. I felt myself fading away and then I was given charcoal to drink by paramedics I refused it as I didn’t want to survive. They managed to keep...
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    I am new here

    Hi I am new here and an immediate concern that I have is that I won't be able to talk about my experiences with the NHS. I don't even know if this is a UK forum or more broad, geographically.
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    In a bad way

    Hello, I am suffering from bad depression (I think), I will not go into details as it would take too long. I was referred to NHS mental people some time ago, they were so bad they made me worse, again I will not go into details here, although I will add I made two suicide attempts, one failed...
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    What happens after a failed suicide attempt that the police are aware of

    What happens after a failed suicide attempt that the police are aware of Hi everyone Recently I've become even more suicidal than I had previously been and am seriously considering taking my own life. My friends know of this, the NHS knows of this and they're doing nothing to help. Anyway, if...
  14. Per Ardua Ad Astra

    Criminals, Police, Counter Terrorism Police, NHS Officials....

    ................................... Edit - they are not, and never will be, worth it
  15. Metalbones

    Fed Up Of Pills That Don't Do Anything

    I've been suffering with Bipolar like symptoms now for many, many years. I've explained to countless counsellors, taken the prescribed pills, and now, today, another appointment with another counsellor that says these pills will work. There was one counsellor in particular that listened. Then...
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    i've been having seriuos anxiety issues recently the gp thinks it's benefits and my mother and has suggested beta blockers and antidepressants which i don't want to take, i said i don't want to get addicted he said they're not addictive i said they say the same about my drugs but if you prefer...
  17. SBRicketts

    Who gets the bus.

    I have been imprisoned, for drinking a bottle of rum in front of a female nurse& lacking, insight, for over 10 weeks, now. I aint talkin bout no private repiout garbage either. They said that. I have, well. Anyway, 10 weeks, for lacking insight, and drinking a bottle of rum in front of a female...
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    Campaign to get Bupropion in the UK, anyone interested?

    Dear all, I've been reading this forum for a while but have only just registered to post. My own personal background is a Brit living in Austria. I started with depression about six years ago and have been on treatment for three. I went through multiple other medications before finding that...
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    Oxleas service help please!

    I have a telephone assessment from oxleas today and I'm neverous. Anyone have any experience? It's my local NHS mental Heath service thank you x
  20. cpuusage

    Electroconvulsive therapy on the rise again in England

    ECT stages comeback after years of decline, with thousands treated on NHS despite lack of scientific explanation for effects - Electroconvulsive therapy on the rise again in England | Society | The Guardian ECT Resources Center by Peter R. Breggin M.D. ToxicPsychiatry - Home