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    How common is imagining being someone else?

    I tend to do it mostly in the quiet moments before sleep when your mind wonders. It's not necessarily about being someone well known, although occasionally it is, it's usually about being someone who I imagine to be more successful and popular than I am. Is it common to fantasise like this?
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    Social skills

    I need to develop some serious social skills. They will help me get and keep friends and maybe even a man. Problem is I am very socially stupid. I am tired of being alone. I need relationships. I want a satisfying job. I know many of you on here have successful relationships and jobs or a going...
  3. cpuusage

    It's funny that there are so many successful appeals against disability assessments

    It's funny that there are so many successful appeals against disability assessments It’s funny that there are so many successful appeals against disability assessments – it’s as if there is something wrong with the system | The Independent
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    What to do when the help does NOT help??

    Hi all, I was diagnosed with depression plus anxiety about 4 years ago. Since then, I tried 4 different antidepressant. I have also done therapy for the last year and a half. I try to change aspects that i don't like about my life. I am 27, and very successful work and education wise. I am just...
  5. cpuusage

    Successful schizophrenia

    Successful Schizophrenia Resources - Successful Schizophrenia Bookstore Resources Links - Successful Schizophrenia Links Other Stories - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/schizophrenic-not-stupid.html?_r=0 Google 'Successful schizophrenia'
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    easy way to hide your problems

    The easiest way to hide your symptoms is to be silent. I have been successful in doing so.
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    What is the most notable example of people living with bipolar?

    Ever since I was diagnosed life has been incredibly harder even harder then before I starting taking my medication. The slightly bad thing is I can't fall asleep now without a medication which means I can no longer take no naps. Have people lived as a successful life with bipolar disorder as...
  8. naominash

    Can Art make Bank?

    Naomi here. Artistic expression is my passion. Artists are not known for success unless they're successful. Could use practical advice and encouragement. In fact, encouragement makes me feel artsy.
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    Job Ideas in the US?

    Hey guys! I'm completely recovered. I have a label of Bipolar1 and Gen. Anxiety but so far am not having any symptoms to be treated. I'm not on stimulants or anti-psychotics or anti-depressants. I love to write, read, etc. I'm feeling somewhat despondent about it. I have the flu but I still...
  10. M

    Advice for Working

    Hello, I have been having trouble finding a job that I can hold down and be stable with on and off for the past 10 years or so. I am 31, and went to the hospital last year for severe depression, after working in Accounting and HR and Admin at a large stressful company for about 3 years. I just...
  11. H

    Big head anxiety...destroyed

    48 years old...started as a young child. My head was huge. Strangers would stare, go out of town people would look, bullied, girls laughed, had to have special helmet in little league, the stands roared, fights, I hated myself, began to drink at 15, drugs, girls avoided me like the plague, I...
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    New Study Examines Successful Discontinuation of Antipsychotics

    A new study to be published in the next issue of Schizophrenia Research examines patients suffering from a first-episode of psychosis who stop taking any antipsychotic drugs. The researchers attempt to identify variables that may predict the successful discontinuation of antipsychotics. They...
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    My SUCCESSFUL story of how i overcame PURE OCD

    Hi everyone , so i'll be talking about my successful story of how i overcame PureOCD / Intrusive Thoughts. Please read all this article , it will help you so much ! I had Pure OCD for 1 year and 5 months ! and it had been 1 months since im ocd free , i have no longer anxiety or intrusive...
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    Not sure where to begin

    I have never posted anything on a mental health forum before...long time reader, first time poster. Apologies for the rambling nature of what's to follow, and I'm also really sorry if it's not relevant, or not a real problem, if that makes sense. Sorry for hijacking time and attention when there...
  15. Nikita

    Online dating Tinder

    Has anyone used Tinder to meet partners.What was it like?Were you successful?Is it only for young people aged 18-35/40 or can older people 50+ meet partners or make friends with the opposite sex on there.Please tell me your experiences if you have been successful on there or had bad...
  16. L

    I've had enough

    I wanted to post to get it all out. I don't have anyone to speak to about this. I feel so alone. the only support I have is from the mental health team. This isn't right, your family are supposed to be there for you and listen to you and support you. ive well and truly had enough of being alive...
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    Some members of my family had a 'get-together' & didn't invite me

    OK so I wouldn't have gone anyway due to my MH problems making it difficult to mix with people (and most of these people, despite being relatives, are like strangers to me), & they're all successful people who are well-off unlike me, but it would have been nice to have been asked. I found out...
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    I don't know how to cope anymore...

    Things have been getting worse. I have finished my studies and I'm supposed to find a job. I moved back to live with my father but he doesn't know about my anxiety. I am anxious 99% of time. Both my parents are very distant and non-supportive so I can't talk to them about my issues. I hate...
  19. W

    Complex PTSD - Childhood Abuse

    I'm a 37-year-old man and I suffer from complex PTSD. My father verbally, physically and sexually abused me for many years as a child. I can't remember the vast majority of my childhood and have only vague and very painful memories of the sexual abuse. My memories really begin at age twelve when...
  20. Gajolene

    12 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away From You

    12 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away From You | The twelve most common toxic behaviors we see are: Being envious of everyone else. – Don’t let envy (or jealously) get the best of you. Envy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. There is nothing attractive or...