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  1. DavidJames

    Theory of dissociation as a natural function in the brain

    Trauma and genetic predisposition can create conditions in the brain where it may become impossible for the mind to recognise us. Faulty biochemistry from DNA in predisposition to schizophrenia may prevent cerebral recognition systems recognising us, and wildly unfamiliar thoughts and emotions...
  2. DavidJames

    Untreatable but beating it

    I've had Schizophrenia since 2007. No meds have ever worked and my own research suggest to me that I may have the treatment resistant sort of Schizophrenia. I work now with meditation, talking therapies, WRAP (wellness and recovery action plan) and planned communication with my voices. My...
  3. DavidJames

    Further Delusions theory

    In working with delusion we must first recall our core values, and those beliefs and traits that make us who we are. We need to affirm the value we placed on our identity and personal ethics and values before the voices started and consider the worth we place on these things today. Focussing on...
  4. cpuusage

    5 Reasons I Wish We Would Stop Talking About ‘Recovery’ for Serious Mental Illness

    5 Reasons I Wish We Would Stop Talking About ‘Recovery’ for Serious Mental Illness 5 Reasons I Wish We Would Stop Talking About 'Recovery' for Serious Mental Illness And the Word I Wish We Would Use Instead [Active Links in Link] My heart hurts today. My friend Laura Pogliano has lost her...
  5. S

    My friend thinks he's insane

    Hi guys I am looking for some advice for a friend of mine. I have know him for about 7 years now over the Internet and not personally. I never expected anything to be wrong with him as he seemed so normal and easy to talk to. Only recently has he opened up to me and told me about his issues. He...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...