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    Hi I'm new..

    Hi I'm new to online forums. I have diagnosis of bpd, dysthymia and generalised anxiety disorder..I have been in recovery since 2012 and am no longer on anti depressants...for past year.. but have had lots of CBT based therapies the latest being a self esteem course. Learning to manage myself...
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    Talking therapy denied

    I had recently paid by local community mental health team an official compliment. However despite being sincere in this I can't get a care manager despite severe difficulties. I am regarded as "severely disabled". And talking therapies will not even assess me. They were cool even quite cold...
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    Has anyone ever considered Euthanasia? Have been depressed for most of my life and I don't know how much more I can take. I know I could never hurt myself badly enough, I have tried and failed. I have been through so many doctors, medications, therapies and every possible 'lifestyle change'...
  4. NicoretteGummed

    All of you please please just consider reading this book!!!!

    Spirituality has emerged as a prominent theme in contemporary culture. It is seen in issues as diverse as Eastern philosophies and religious awakenings; its psychological impact is apparent in alternative medicine, Alcoholics Anonymous, and meditation. In their own ways, each of these has helped...
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    A national strategy - could it really happen?

    Alison Brabban National Clinical Advisor for Severe Mental Illness, NHS England A NATIONAL STRATEGY - COULD IT REALLY HAPPEN? Alison Brabban | ISPS UK 2017 The evidence for effectiveness of psychological therapies for people with psychosis is growing. But the evidence is that they are rarely...
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    do you have any expirience with biofeedback as a metod to controle emotions ?

    do you have any expirience with biofeedback as a metod to controle emotions ? I am looking for method to control stress and emotions. I am tired of therapies, I need some tools to see my progress. I was thinking about biofeedback (SCL, puls ).
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    What is psychological therapies?

    What is psychological therapies?
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    Psychological therapies

    My new care co ordinator has referred me for a psychological therapies assessment she knows I have trust problems and find it hard to communicate with other people I don't trust what's going to happen? Who are they? Part of me says cancel but I keep on telling myself that its just a referrel...
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    The Lothians

    East Lothian Recovery Group Psychological Therapies Herdmanflat Hospital Haddington EH41 3BU 0131 536 8518 The recovery group aims to: Provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges you face and what they mean to you personally Encourage you to focus on possibilities and help you to look...
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    Gave In

    It's been 4 months since I last self harmed and I couldn't hold off any longer. I really want to do more and more too. I've been feeling so low for a few weeks ever since my meds have been stopped. They were done gradually as pdoc wanted me off meds. I've not been sleeping and what I really...
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    No therapy help on the nhs?

    I've been struggling with severe depression ever since my early teens. Now, some 20yrs of being treated with anti-depressants, I am willing (or needing) to talk to someone. Having been referred by my gp to an nhs psychiatrist to reevaluate my meds, I keep being told that the only options...
  12. amathus

    What are your wishes for 'mental health' in the forthcoming year?

    Cut waiting times for access to Talking Therapies.. More finances put into mental health..
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    Totally overwhelmed

    I am in a situation where I am effectively bedridden with my anxiety and depression. My wife asked me to leave 18 months ago, and I just dont know where to turn. I am too scared to keep my phone on, and yesterday missed a mediation appointment to discuss my separation. Tomorrow. i am...
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    Research on effective treatment for Anhedonia

    I have been on countless meds all my life and had countless talking therapies all unsuccessful apart from duloxetine helping my anxiety. I live a lie for my children and partner. I appear to others as happy and confident. I am a professional and have above average intelligence. However I...
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    Alternative/complimentary therapies on NHS

    Hello all, I'm wondering if anybody has been referred by their GP or CPN etc for alternative therapies (acupuncture, aromatherapy, arts therapy, reiki, etc)? I want to explore therapies other than treatment with drugs and talking therapy. Will the NHS pay for these? Thanks in advance Jamie
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    Herefordshire Herefordshire Mind Recovery and Wellbeing Heffernan House HR4 9HN 01432 278569 [email protected] Services include: Residential Nursing Support Community Support Team Recovery & Wellbeing Community Outreach Safe Space Peer Support Carers in Mind Complementary...
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    Carlisle/Eden Carlisle Eden Mind 01768 899 002 A local charity supporting people who feel distressed or isolated. We want to help you to become more positive about yourself, hopeful about the future, in control and able to deal with life’s setbacks. Services: Mental health training courses...
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    Llandudno Aberconwy Mind 3 Trinity Square Llandudno Conwy LL30 2PY 01492 879 907 [email protected] Aberconwy Mind helps local people rebuild their lives by providing friendly support and a chance to share experiences and regain self respect. We offer a warm welcome, a chance to...
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    South Gloucestershire Second Step 0117 909 6630 [email protected] The team at Second Step is made up of people with a shared desire and determination to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health problems to enable them to achieve their hopes and...
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    Nottingham Erewash Mental Health Association – Breakthru Day Centre 1 College Road Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 4NE 0115 9461213 [email protected] Monday to Thursday 9.30 - 4.45 Friday 9.30 - 4.30 We run two Day Centres for people experiencing long term Mental Health...