recovery

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    Volunteering and benefits

    Would volunteering make me lose my S.S.I.? I go to a mental health group where part of my recovery is volunteering at least 2 days per week. My psychiatrist has access to my group records since she works for the same company. But my lawyer said to not tell my psychiatrist about my daily...
  2. D

    I'm not sure what to do.

    I am going to see my counselor tomorrow. She's new but this will be my third visit with her. She is the one that told me about my schitzophrenia and wanted me to be admitted to get some help. I rejected the idea but now I'm not so sure. I fear leaving my kids and my fiance. I've never had to...
  3. M

    How to positively re-connect with the people whose voices I hear

    Hello. I hope everyone is having a good day. My voices started about 2 years ago. I was being successful at University at the time, I had just graduated with a First Class degree in Biology and started a Masters course. I had always been a very anxious person, ever since being abused as a...
  4. N

    Hello There!

    Hey everyone! My name is Nisa and I have been struggling with mental illness for most of my life but recently with schizoaffective disorder a few weeks ago. I hope I get along well with everyone here and make some new friends. Even though I am new to the whole recovery/ treatment process I'm...
  5. L

    Hello, I'm looking for a place to express my inner struggles.

    Hey. There isn't much interesting about me. I love writing, playing video games, and watching anime. I'm a cynical person and I love cynical humor but I always try not to hurt anyone. Right now things have gotten rough in life and I've slowly felt myself falling back into depression. I'm hoping...
  6. L

    What visuals make you feel better? Need your help :)

    Hi guys! I would really love your input for a design project I am doing. I'm designing pull up banners to use at mental health support group meetups and I really want to know what people would want to see on these- shapes, colours, illustration styles? Whatever it is, if it makes you feel...
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    Anna's introduction to the Forum

    Hi there, I'm new! It's been a while since I've been on any forum, but listening to the Anxiety Podcast has recently convinced me that sharing experiences with others could be very beneficial to your own (and other's) recovery process. Or recovery.. Maybe I should say acceptance? Anyway, I'm...
  8. Rebecca Ahava

    Reducing schizophrenia and psychotic symptopms

    I have added vegetables to my diet for the last 3 months and notice an reduction in my schizophrenic symptoms. I no longer feel an invisible hand on my head making me feel like I have gone crazy! I no longer hear voices as much as I did before. Overall, the vegetables that I now eat have reduce...
  9. A

    How I recovered form schizophrenia

    Hello I’ve had a history of severe mental illness but managed to get better and no longer take any medication, work part time 2 jobs and actually enjoy my life with my girlfriend and look forward to the future. If anyone would like some ideas on how to get better here’s a link to my short essay...
  10. D

    I'm not recovering

    Hey, I'm going through a lot of problems including depression, anxiety, hearing voices, sleeping problems, diet etc. I'm not being able to achieve the recovery I want. I live in a 3rd world country and considering my options in a foreign country. Home treatment is not working for me...
  11. S

    has anyone recovered their senses after a long illness?

    hi there! i was wondering if anyone at all had recovered their senses after a long illness like schizophrenia? i've been very unwell when first diagnosed, and for at least 4 and a half years i was convinced i was accused of being a paedophile - which was about the sum total of my symptoms. i...
  12. S

    Separation Anxiety Disorder as a child

    Hi everyone I've been working with a therapist for the past 6 months as I've been struggling with my mental health again. Over the years it has manifested itself in different forms from OCD/hoarding, germ fear, contamination fear, weight loss/eating disorders, I could go on. It peaks and...
  13. Macka

    Recovery made me better equipped to avoid life - reality bites!

    I've considered myself in 'recovery' for around 18 months or so. It's been a long road of care plans, regular therapy, med's, coping strategies, mindfulness and; identifying triggers and learning to change my responses. I don't experience psychosis, my panic/anxiety's nearly gone, I've learned...
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    How to cope with loss of identity and fear of feeling happy during recovery?

    How to cope with loss of identity and fear of feeling happy during recovery? Hey everyone, first time poster here. I suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety for which I see a therapist and take medication. However, this being a New Year, I wish to rededicate myself to my...
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    Recovery breakthrough

    What do you think about recovery breakthrough? Such as a person had mental health damage and then has such an experience that it leads to complete recovery? What do you think about possibility of that? And also about the scenario when that person becomes even smarter and calmer after the...
  16. Kerome

    The WRAP, wellness recovery action plan

    Has anyone heard about this, it’s a course that’s become quite popular over here where experience experts often give it as a course to groups of patients. It’s intended to confront people with where they are in their recovery process and how planning for progress and steps back can help you be...
  17. Kerome

    Writing a recovery story

    I think once you have a recovery graph, you should be able to write your recovery story, a simple tale about what happened to you when you had your mental health episode and what helped you afterwards. Most mental health episodes are characterised by a period of slow recovery afterwards. The...
  18. Kerome

    Making a recovery graph

    So this is something I found really helpful, making a recovery graph. This is basically a chart with time on the horizontal axis, from the moment where you first encountered mental health difficulties until the present, and your capacity/health on the vertical axis, so that you can clearly see...
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    relationship help needed !!

    so I'm at the very start of relationship. its the first serious one since I was 17 ( I am now 25). I was in the madness and not very well at the start , during and the end of this old relationship. I am having trouble with thoughts that she is putting on a act and does this with loads of...
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    A place to socialize and meet others with anxiety

    It would be nice if the community could have large cafes where people with mental illness can meet and socialize and hangout. People who are in similar situations. Wouldn't that facilitate and accelerate recovery? These cafes could be nice places to do homework, maybe even to find your soulmate