recovery

  1. kyarahope

    Loss of control

    These past few days have been hard, I do not know how I feel or why, my mind is constantly angry or upset and disassociated. I feel as though I am losing the connection to the world. I went to meet my new care coordinator yesterday and she was actually really nice, after me thinking she would...
  2. cpuusage

    An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency

    Neely Laurenzo Myers’ Recovery Vanderbilt University Press, 2015, 192 pages “RECOVERY! GET IT, GET OVER IT, OR GET OUT!!!” –Vera Neely Myers’s beautifully written ethnography is a detailed look at one organization’s attempt to follow the Bush Administration’s 2004 unfunded mandate to make...
  3. J

    4 months on medicine

    hello. ive been 4 months on medicine and there are finally (after 6 - 5 years of searching for medicine that helps) some progress. I feel like it bothers me less. But the hell,unfortunetly, is still here. I feel really low and lost. Something opposite to alive and happy. I want to know if...
  4. T

    Food is ruining my Olympic Dreams

    Ever since I can remember I have been concerned with the way I look. I was bullied severely for my weight and told I would never be good enough. It's been my dream to compete at the Olympics/ become pro since I was very young. I lost half my bodyweight in 4 years and suffered a heart attack. I...
  5. A

    Schizophrenia Recovery in men

    Hi My names Alex and I've had a history of severe mental illness. I've managed to overcome my problems and no longer suffer, work part time 2 jobs and enjoy my life with my girlfriend. I've written a small booklet about my experiences which can hopefully benefit men with mental illness. If you...
  6. cpuusage

    Mental Illness and UnRecovery

    http://recoveryinthebin.org/2016/03/05/mental-illness-and-unrecovery/ The concept of “mental illness,” arguably like all concepts of disease and in fact the whole of human language, is a social construct. Unlike single-issue anti-psychiatry groups RITB sees the medical model in social...
  7. Gajolene

    Is your MH the same as when you first joined the forum?

    Just was thinking how ill I was when I first joined into recovery forums. Thinking man I can't believe my how much life has changed since joining. Looking back at the journal to the beginning of when I joined man I was screwed up, addicted, lost, scared, confused and venting in tidal waves. I've...
  8. M

    Hi i have been discharged

    Hi thanks for messages of support quite a lot has happened since my last post I found out that I was having a CPA meeting today and that I was prescribed a new medication called Pregabalin!!.So today at my CPA it was decided that I had been in hospital for quite a long time and really needed to...
  9. cpuusage

    Recovery in Action

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3_tvVt5sJc Uploaded on Aug 10, 2011 Artists who have experienced mental illness show their art and speak of how art has helped in their recovery.
  10. I

    still getting accused

    Hi all I'm trying my best to recover by throwing away all my energy tablets and for a second time given up.drinking completely which I have done as have been given one Last ever chance but does anyone feel that what ever they do they still get accused as I still get accused of taking a tablet or...
  11. cpuusage

    ’Not everything happens for a reason’

    Still thinking about grief and its links to recovery. Could we see the wholesale co-opting of the 'recovery approach' as an ultimate denial of the reality of devastating illness (for some of us), part of the West's denial of defeat and death. Here is another quote that I liked - "Understanding...
  12. K

    helped through worry

    i think my last two cpn nurses were very good and helped in times i felt upset and really panicked (anxiety). My sessions with the northumberland mental health services were great in my recovery, they understood me and the condition (GAD), respected my rights/ beliefs and were there through...
  13. H

    Recovery Without Medication in US Hopeless

    I just want to know why their isnt more information on where people in the US can get help that doesnt involve medication. It seems like most of the success stories Intervoice or similar organizations talk about are from people who were very fortunate to find that lone Psychiatrist who didnt...
  14. cpuusage

    Beyond Medication by David Garfield and Daniel Mackler

    https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415463874 Beyond Medication focuses on the creation and evolution of the therapeutic relationship as the agent of change in the recovery from psychosis. Organized from the clinician's point of view, this practical guidebook moves directly into the heart of...
  15. W

    Addicted to opiate

    For five years now, I have been addicted to opiate and now facing severe withdrawal symptoms while trying to quit. It feels like my muscles and joints are being torn and crushed. I am thinking of getting the treatment from any drug treatment centre in Toronto like the Edgewood for a fast...
  16. burt tomato

    Recovery College.

    I have a local recovery college, sponsored by the trust. I have booked on quite a few courses. Mainly mindfulness, and employment issues. I have been out of work for a while now, and feel it is time I used the recovery college services. I went to one session last year, and it was nice to meet...