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  1. C

    You can't be sort of psychotic right? (like self aware but unable to control it)

    You can't be sort of psychotic right? (like self aware but unable to control it) My understanding is that psychotic means you are out of your mind so you don't know that you are hearing or seeing things or believing crazy things and such right? Sometimes I go through something that seems...
  2. E

    Possible erotomania

    I'm not sure if this is the correct disorder and forum. I have an immediate family member who has some kind of mental disorder. The closest identification of the disorder I could find is "Erotomania". I don't know how to handle the situation. She has 5 children. She is 34 years old. She is...
  3. N

    Is this a mental disorder?

    Hello everyone. I'm here to discuss my problem and hopefully find some advice on what I'm experiencing. When I was a child, around 8 years old, I got this idea in my head that I was being watched everywhere I go. I knew it wasn't true, but that thought sticked into my head. For the past three...

    Special afterlife books

    This is one thing I am looking forward to - after death. Exploring the great libraries and study areas. We will find out the true history of mankind and the true motives. Essential to learning about ourselves, and for preparation for our next life. 'In the afterlife we will have access to...
  5. cpuusage

    True Meditation / Contemplation

    i do agree with Osho on this - Osho reveals the "trick" to meditation - and why most of us get it wrong - Ideapod blog
  6. B

    A question

    How come BPD is mostly diagnosed in women?I am a boy and i have it and my male roommate from mental hospital also had it. If there is any guy here with BPD speak up lol. I think i once read that only 3 percent of men have it,is it true?
  7. R_Sxo

    Are Therapists Doing Their Job Properly?

    Hi all! Through my study of Psychology, I noted that a fundamental part of therapy is that the therapist is supposed to show "unconditionally positive regard" (=being positive all the time) in order to reduce the sense of worthlessness in the patient. I was wondering how far this proved to be...
  8. P

    Keeping Friends

    I really suck at keeping friends. I do have a couple gal friends in RL but none that relate to me that well. I am single and trying to make new friends online but so far it is a bust. It is easier for me to make online guy friends than girls. We talk and laugh through chat and then, poof...
  9. Kerome

    The 5 mindfulness trainings

    I wanted to discuss a little the five mindfulness trainings that Thich Nhat Hanh wrote. These are basically five rules derived from the 5 Buddhist precepts, the rules that even lay people are supposed to follow, but then modernised and applied to mindful living. The full text is a little...
  10. B

    Rise, Rise, And Realize My True Potential.

    Tomorrow I'm going to do my tics and reach my True Potential.
  11. G

    Mental health TV this week

    (An abridged version this week as I've been very ill in bed - I am getting better now though) At cinemas - Split; After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities, they must find some of the different personalities that can help them escape, whilst running away and...
  12. Beergardenweather

    I wonder if this is true?

    Now I'm trying to remember the storyline?
  13. Tired Daisy


    Ok so I thought I'd just make a post about sex and relationships. Why is it today its all about sex? Sex is meaningless and can damage many peoples life's and souls in more ways than one like abuse, porn etc etc. Where is true romance and actual feeling for somebody that you truly love? Sex...
  14. S

    Is the only escape death? Sure seems like it.

    I just feel so lonely and left out, like no one cares. I know the people in my life love me, but it doesn't feel like it. I frequently have suicidal thoughts, they started when I was 6. I've just bottled up my true feelings for so long that no one knows what's happening, and I'm afraid to tell...
  15. cpuusage

    When You Are Finished with Everything, Spirituality Begins

    When You Are Finished with Everything, Spirituality Begins - The Isha Blog "Going through life in its various aspects and stages, you may reach a point where you realize that all that you are involved in, all that you used to hold as desirable and precious does not really lead you to...
  16. T

    Mother functional schizophrenic for 40+ years

    I have recently begun facing the reality that my mother has a variety of delusions, with wide-ranging topics, from aliens, to rape, to details about my siblings and I that are simply not true, and about her own health as well (she now denies surgery that occurred years ago, etc). My therapist...
  17. G


    I'm crying my eyes I'm so fuckin sick of life I can't take it anymore all I do is fuck up I can't handle how mad I am , I think having a personality disorder is the worst feeling in the world I am completely fuckin wild and because of that I have lost friends , family members and true love...
  18. F

    Delusions and Verisimilitude

    What's the one thing everyone knows about delusions? That they're false beliefs. Not so fast. Already we have two problems. First, there is much debate among philosophers about whether they are really beliefs (recently the linguist Dariusz Galinski has written a fascinating post about whether...
  19. shaky

    When you are unwell/psychotic do you take your clothes off?

    I have done this myself and I have heard of others with schizophrenia doing it too. Just wondering if this is true for others and if you have any thoughts about WHY psychosis (or other symptoms of schizophrenia) would cause this tendency
  20. T


    I feel I've switched off. I feel persecuted like everyone is out out to get me And it pisses me off when people say it isn't true It is true I heard it.