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  1. SoftRain

    Does anyone take Latuda?

    I started with med probably 3 1/2 months ago. It’s been very effective. I have a coupon for a year with my co pay on my insurance capped at a reasonable price. If it wasn’t for that I couldn’t afford it. Anyone else on it and found it effective?
  2. J

    Fmla suicidal

    I've worked with my current employer for almost two years now. They are extremely reasonable, beyond reasonable they are really understanding great people. I was recently diagnosed with BPD, I have been experiencing suicidal ideations, much more prominent than normal. I spoke to the...
  3. L

    Let's sort out ESA

    Pat's Petition and Carerwatch are starting a group to give a voice to sick and disabled people who feel that because of impairment they cannot compete in the open labour market. If you or your friends and family feel that you need more than the government's 'reasonable adjustments' to get work...
  4. ~minnie~

    word meaning

    hi just after some advice information if anyone can help please 1. what does i mean that i have the capacity to take medication or not 2. what does it mean that i dont think i need the support from nurse but i am ambivalent about it 3. what does it mean my eye contact was reasonable 4. what...
  5. V

    Physically ill

    Generally feel very well mentally these days but at the moment rather anxious that I am physically ill/have serious illness. I do have reason to believe I could be but I don't know whether I'm exaggerating in my head or whether it's reasonable. Is it likely that this feeling will just pass?

    Telling my manager: talking about mental health problems at work

    Deciding whether or not to tell your employer and colleagues about your mental health problem can be difficult.Some people say being able to talk openly with their employer has really helped them. Others may not agree. Remember that with the right help people experiencing mental health problems...
  7. Breakingtraining77

    The Fat and The Furious, Part 2

    Me again, back with another update. Sorry if this goes long, but I'm still up in the air on what I should really attempt. So I called my med guy, then my PCP and they both said that yeah - Lithium will give you that added 10 or so pounds (which is what I've put on since 2012). Most logic...
  8. T

    Self discharge

    I've asked many times in my appointments and by letter to discharge myself as I don't wish to see the cmht because they are harming my mental health I feel. I don't have a cpn and I'm not getting any type of therapy and won't be either so I don't see the point but the psychiatrist refuses to let...
  9. E

    How to Talk to Voices

    This is the process I have followed that has taken me from an abusive situation with voices to one that is supportive. 1. Search - look for voices that have the most potential to talk with. Your natural reaction will be to ignore the hostile voices and look for the least hostile. In my opinion...
  10. C

    West Sussex

    Chichester, Worthing, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton West Sussex Horizons Worthing area - 01903 239758 Chichester area - 01243 538878 Bognor area - 01243 840933 Our service caters for the needs of individuals recovering from, or living with mental illness. We aim to provide accommodation...
  11. C


    Nottingham Erewash Mental Health Association – Breakthru Day Centre 1 College Road Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 4NE 0115 9461213 [email protected] Monday to Thursday 9.30 - 4.45 Friday 9.30 - 4.30 We run two Day Centres for people experiencing long term Mental Health...
  12. S

    do i think

    deleted please just stop me from posting because nothing reasonable is coming from me
  13. calypso

    Why won't they SHUT UP!

    I can reply to people on the forum, but I am so muddled. They won't shut up!! I am struggling to know when they are real and if what they are saying is true or not. I know logically they are my thoughts, but it bloody well doesn't sound like it. I can't do this being sensible any more, I am...
  14. R

    hello to you all

    Hello people I am reasonably ok these days but have suffered a great deal from anxiety and stress over the years but going through a reasonable patch currently. Hope I can offer others support where I feel I can. Thank you muchly. Toocoolforschool.
  15. Eleison


    My manager has implied that I actually wouldn't be dismissed for not meeting targets at work due to my depression etc [that effects my confidence, ability to approach people with a 'sales' based approach. I can just about 'get' this when I'm most well, but when I'm more vulnerable/unwell it's...
  16. C

    Uh ... what just happened?

    There was a perfectly reasonable discussion going on in the thread "never had to add anyone to my ignore list before". Suddenly, shockingly, I find that the whole thread has been "moved for moderation"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's like suddenly being injected with a major tranquiliser in the backside...
  17. tiltawhirl

    long time, no vist

    Hi! I have sat and read back a bit but not quite up to speed. I just posited the question to my "fiancee" (does this end in marriage I ask me?).... everyone is waiting for me to "get well"...is that a reasonable expectation, I ask? Do we just sit here whiling away our days waiting for that...
  18. F

    Hi - Intro

    Hi New on here. Main reason for joining is concern for a friend who is currently being held under Section 2. have also lived with depression myself for the past 20 years or so. I'm relatively lucky in that I get reasonable results with medication. I can hold down my job and friends...