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  1. D

    Does Tough Love Work?

    My sister apparently has BPD and a drug problem. She is now homeless after being kicked out of a charity homeless shelter, so is not living with a 'friend'. But she has no income so always begs, lies or emotionally bullies my mum for money. How do we get her to change and take responsibility...
  2. D

    What To Do?

    Hi all, Hope someone can help. My sister apparently has BPD. She doesn't live at home but in charity housing and is on benefits. For the last 2 years she has been an utter nightmare. She constantly harasses my mum for money and threatens to kill herself if she isn't given it or she makes up...
  3. W

    Concerned for grand child

    My son just recently married a woman who suffers from BPD and Bipolar 1 disorder. She is extremely jealous of his sister and his daughter. I've been taking care of my grand child for quite some time now. My son will be taking over his responsibility of his daughter soon. However, because of the...
  4. static void

    coping mechanisms and parenting

    I use defense mechanisms mostly unconsciously, but I also use them consciously and purposefully when I really need to get out of an unbearable situation. When I was a child I used to utilized one called support from other people, and I usually talked to my family about my problems, but they...
  5. W

    No mental health care

    Cmht thought I would not benefit from being under their service. So referred me back to GP. GP is so angry that they haven’t taken me on, and She (GP) feels I’m too complicated to just be under GP care that she is being a “total bitch” with me. Refusing to discuss medication with me and saying...
  6. M

    Massive cover up gone on here I think.

    Police 'cover up' over murder of grand by schizophrenic | Daily Mail Online Interestingly that when she killed her mother she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and put in a secure hospital. She oddly spent around 5 years or so in said hospital {I say oddly given the crime}, and then was...
  7. J

    More Susan Jeffers Advice

    "Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having, or feeling." —Susan Jeffers Sometimes it's difficult however I honestly think one of the most important components to overcoming Schizophrenia is to take 100% responsibility to what's...
  8. N

    Being told to take more responsibility. How can I counteract them saying that.

    Being told to take more responsibility. How can I counteract them saying that. Apparently my social worker thinks I need to take more responsibility for my actions which is a kick in the teeth really because I think I do take responsibility for my actions, they are doing some training with my...
  9. M

    Do Pets Help You Heal?

    I just wondered if people are normally encouraged by their pets. I have been wanting to get a small dog. I wonder if that would help cheer me up or if it would just be another responsibility to take care of. It would be nice to hear positive feedback from people with their pets. Just something...
  10. B

    Wife needs professional help, her family ignores the fact

    I have been married for nearly 20 years now. Early on in the relationship, my wife was diagnosed as being bipolar along with having several other mental and physical health related issues. I have tried for many years to help her, hoping that one day things would get better, but they never...
  11. J

    Is it me??

    Please read the message I and the response I got, what would you do?!? My text I am really struggling at the moment, due to a few different things, I spend my life trying my best to make people happy, that's just what I do and what makes me happy, it's just me. I come across as harsh and...
  12. amathus

    7 Reasons Why Narcissists Love People Pleasers

    1.The strong attraction between narcissists and people pleasers is no accident. There is a magnetic pull between the two that is very difficult to break because each is meeting a deep need of the other. This is not the fault of one over the other. Rather, it is an unhealthy union that breeds...
  13. C

    20 Signs of Unresolved Trauma

    20 Signs of Unresolved Trauma | Discussing Dissociation (more in link) 1. Addictive behaviors – excessively turning to drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, gambling as a way to push difficult emotions and upsetting trauma content further away. 2. An inability to tolerate conflicts with others –...
  14. L

    Pissed off

    My mum died of cancer when I was six. She battled cancer for a very long time and her sister was horrible to her durinf the last few months of her life. When my mum died my auntie actually wanted my sister and I to go into care. I'm 22 and she still will not take ANY responsibility for any if...
  15. B

    NHS to private not easy.....

    I never thought how difficult it is to get private treatment. I was discharged from the local access team earlier in the year and the problem is they will not see me unless I am with the access team. This is in case of an emergency as the private treatment I am aiming for is at the Maudsley...
  16. W

    22, passing into adulthood - Feeling very empty and lost interest in life

    22, passing into adulthood - Feeling very empty and lost interest in life Hi everyone, I've never really talked about personal problems here or any other forums but I don't really know what to do now. Recently I've had the strangest feeling - I've had times feeling pretty depressed and...
  17. pepecat

    The Absolutely Vital Importance of Listening

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inviting-monkey-tea/201509/the-absolutely-vital-importance-listening?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost I received an outpouring of feedback on my recent blog, “What We Really Want and Almost Never Get,” about the profound...
  18. N

    Struggling

    I think depression has just sort of crept up on me. I've been feeling really bad recently - not 'bad' like sad, just nothingness, I suppose, and so tired. I haven't been looking after myself but I didn't notice that either until today. My trouble is not being able to enjoy anything and so...
  19. Fluffymum

    Just not happy

    Will I ever be? I get treatment, I'm on medication but I just don't feel right. I find the responsibility of being a mum hard and don't enjoy much. I'm just fed up
  20. Gajolene

    CSA related PTSD, Survivors Guilt

    I've had this a while in my files and wanted to share the quoted text as well as the other links below. Also it is normal for young children to be self-oriented. It’s just the natural way children are. The child thinks mostly of how things impact themselves and they try to figure out what to...
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