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  1. C

    hello to all

    looking forward to being part of a community. Hope it develops into a long and productive journey
  2. cpuusage

    UCLA-led study explores how people with schizophrenia stay productive while managing symptoms

    UCLA-led study explores how people with schizophrenia stay productive while managing symptoms UCLA-led study explores how people with schizophrenia stay productive while managing symptoms | UCLA
  3. R

    Day 0, The journey to happiness

    Hello everyone, To start off, I wanna tell you that I'm a 21 year old that has been struggling with a very depressive episode in his life for 2 years now. I'd like to start a daily journal here which will show you my, hopefully succesfull, road to end these thoughts and be happy again. This...
  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. S

    Found peace

    Feel so much better this week. I've accepted probably for the first time in myself. That maybe the most I can achieve is where I am now. And this is the best I will ever be. And giving up on everything is what I've needed to do to find peace. I'm a total failure and that is my place in life...
  6. N

    Mood Swings Charity

    Has anyone ever used this charity before? It's for people with enduring/chronic MH problems. I was referred by my GP and set up my first appointment today. They said they do 'goal-focused' work, which concerns me slightly...only because I have done a lot of 'goal-focused' work in a CBT setting...
  7. R


    Hi. I'm new. A little background on me.. Dx bipolar type 1 with psychotic features, or schizoaffective depending on which of my previous psychiatrists you ask. Last episode was a mixed episode that was the hardest one i've had. I broke down and went and got new scripts because it was taking...
  8. 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...
  9. 9

    Bipolar II is like Baneposting; it gets old fast

    Hey all, I was diagnosed with Bipolar II (and also, I think I have cyclothymia given how fast I cycle) when I was 15. It's been an uphill trek for most of it. I'm doing better than I ever have, but lately I haven't been feeling 'normal'. I get down a lot, and I find I don't want to do anything...
  10. pepecat

    Documentary about BPD event.

    This post has been approved by the admin / mods Dear all, This is Max, the guy making a documentary on BPD, seen on this thread: http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread104794.html Request for potential participants for a documentary on BPD. I have a quick update. I am happy to let you...
  11. calypso

    Thought it would pass

    I have just thought that the feelings would pass if I held on a few days. They haven't, I have a mind which has decided to work without my consent, on pictures non stop of suicide. Its like someone else is in control and pushing buttons to make these things happen. I have lost my strength...
  12. Anime-Alchemy

    Daily/Weekly Goals to achieve

    So this thread is for anyone who want to start being productive and moving forward in life but also this thread is for support and encouraging others. For this coming week: Not act on my addiction, start self care and eating regularly. Tidy room up.
  13. prairiechick

    Being Productive

    Part of recovery for me means being productive. I have been VERY depressed and anxious since January, and although I am in uni, I have done very little that has been productive, both in terms of course work and every day life. But today for the first time since the end of December I started my...
  14. W

    productive uses for katy perry's music

    katy perry's music has more uses than with volume turned off, at the start of my "revolution", katy's music as bubblegum as it is, does have a more powerful and deeper meaning. I thank god for katy perry!
  15. A

    New member, old illness

    Hi, I am 50 and was first diagnosed with Dysthymia in my mid 20s. I also have Seasonal Affective Disorder possibly as a result of PTSD from surviving a shipwreck in the North Atlantic Ocean in the winter. Undiagnosed with what I call (for lack of knowledge) global bi-polar. (It is a yearly...
  16. F

    lowest I've ever been

    Greetings all. Another day slept away, another bottle of whiskey to ease it all and more additions to my already overloaded arms. Very much Stuck in the cycle atm. Anyone had a productive day today?
  17. A

    Not sure what to do, need advice

    I've been feeling different lately and am wondering if I should seek help. I've feel like I am losing motivation as the days go by. I am finding it very difficult to get myself to do important tasks for work. I feel like I am not being productive and that I'm setting my self up for failure. I...
  18. prairiechick

    Be Kind To Yourself

    Be kind to yourself. Be gentle with yourself. These are the words that come to me as I am finding myself still in the throes of depression. I am struggling to even get myself out of bed in the morning, much less showering and generally taking care of myself. It is frustrating, because I can...
  19. Hope2366less

    If you were completely isolated for a year, what would you do with your time?

    If you were completely isolated for a year, what would you do with your time? I will be renting alone, and isolated for another year, at least. It's shit. I want to do something productive but I just miss having social interaction so much so I usually distract myself with less than...
  20. S

    Anxiety: Struggling right now

    Can only describe this feeling as "spinning out" its anxiety, yes, pretty sure of it. Veins feel like their running with adrenalin, chest tight, head fuzzy, difficult to follow conversations and thoughts. Been "on form" today, vocal in meetings to the point of challenging - doing what people...