• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!


  1. K

    are you open about your thoughts

    I live in a place where there are fellow schitzophenics and I have noticed that they are very open about what they are thinking,like if they think they are a god,they will tell people that they are a god.How ever I tend to keep my thoughts to myself.Like if i thought the FBI was spyin on me,I...
  2. cpuusage

    Interview with Mary Olson: Open Dialogue in the US

    Mary Olson, Ph.D. is a family therapist and the founding Director of the Institute for Dialogic Practice in Massachusetts. As a Senior Fulbright Scholar she traveled to Finland in 2001 she discovered Open Dialogue, practiced by the mental health team at Keropudas Hospital in Tornio, Finland...
  3. cpuusage

    OPEN DIALOGUE: an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis

    OPEN DIALOGUE: an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis (COMPLETE FILM) - YouTube OPEN DIALOGUE: 74-minute documentary film on the Western Lapland Open Dialogue Project, the program presently getting the best results in the developed world for first-break psychosis --...
  4. cpuusage

    Open Hospital Settings Reduce Coercion and Forced Medication

  5. L

    how does s.a.d. make people feel/think? and can it effect their emotions/feelings so they find it hard to show them.???

    how does s.a.d. make people feel/think? and can it effect their emotions/feelings so they find it hard to show them.??? Can any one who has s.a.d. help me to understand how it effects them when they are down and how they think and feel please, I'm trying to understand how my boyfriend might...
  6. R

    Open Dialogue Event: 28 March 2014 London Professor Jaako Seikkula

    "Speakers include Prof Jaakko Seikkula, as well as other international experts in the field of Open Dialogue,including service users, academics and senior clinicians." https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-dialogue-event-tickets-10412565263#
  7. Able Scribe

    Explaining Open Dialogue

    Open Dialogue ~ Why does the Open Dialogue approach work so well? ~ Tread softly because you tread on my dreams W.B. Yeats Schizophrenia is never being able to trust your senses: we see things which ‘are not there’; we hear what no one else does. We therefore live precariously, with a...
  8. P

    When someone scans/ looks at your arms.

    One of my tutors has found out that i use to self harm. Now it isn't a problem I am an open person about it as long as I feel the people I am talking to have an open mind about it. Anyways, I went to talk to her today and she literally scanned my arms and looked at them staring at one of my...
  9. T

    Off topic

    Just thought I'd share as I made me feel really positive. I got 94% for the practice tma on my Open University course :)
  10. shaky

    talkhealth mental health forums & Online clinics

    Just heard about talkhealth forums and online clinics talkhealth forums • View forum - Online clinic on mental health - NOW OPEN ..but there isn't a forum for psychosis or schizophrenia ..or any of what migth be called serious mental illnesses:(
  11. F

    Open dialogue presentation

    http://femhc.org/Portals/2/Publications/OpenDialogue_Olson.pdf Apologies if posted before.
  12. Fairy Lucretia

    im a bad fairy

    a very ,very bad fairy tear my wings off and rip my sweet little face open :low:

    I feel as my mind has been split.

    I feel as if someone has cut my mind open into two halves. My mind has been split.
  14. Fairy Lucretia


    changes in seconds done believe ever anything I say I want to rip myself open from the inside out be alone be alone its easier better and wiser at least I hate myself more
  15. C

    People finding out...

    I think today is the day my SH will get discovered, how have people reacted to you when they know, have you been open about why you do it or closed up, none of their business etc?
  16. C

    Don't rattle the cage!

    Open the door or leave it alone! :BLAH:
  17. P

    seeing a phychologist on thursday.

    well i am seeing a psychologist on thursday! i am very nervous as it will be my first time as i haven't seen one before.. really don't know what to expect? what if i find it hard to be open about everything. EDIT... MEANT PSYCHIATRIST...not psychologist...
  18. M

    steamed dumplings!

    I've just recently become addicted to steamed dumplings from the Chinese place around the corner. They're so delicious. I have to wait 10 more minutes for them to open to get some!
  19. cpuusage

    Why are these approaches not being used?

    Why is there not open & easy access to these approaches? It's a bloody disgrace. http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread55111.html#post596934 Soteria CooperRiis Diabasis Open Dialogue The sanctuary & The Retreat (Quaker) - i-Ward, & many other healing & genuinely therapeutic &...
  20. S

    Where can i speak to someone for urgent advice regarding my daughter who has BPD. So confused.

    Where can i speak to someone for urgent advice regarding my daughter who has BPD. So confused. I really feel the urgent need to speak to someone who knows about BPD. I need to speak to someone sooner rather than later, i am so confused with it all. It is my teenage child that is suffering, and...