Mental Health in Glasgow

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Hi there

Just signed up recently and am surprised that nobody in the Glasgow area
seems to suffer from poor mental health, or are they just too embarrassed
to admit it? Come on you fellow glaswegians, be loud and proud, and help to eliminate the stigma that surrounds this condition.
 
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Hi Roxy

I have started a forum for Argyll and Bute why not take a look?:D:clap::tea:
 
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Hello,


Just found this forum through the bbc, i too am a glaswegian and suffer mental health problems !

It would be cool to have a local forum for glasgow


chris:)
 
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welcome to the forum :welcome:

I study in Glasgow but don't live there
 
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Hi Chris

Good to hear from a fellow Glaswegian, I was starting to feel very lonely. I've been here a wee while now and if I can help in any way ,please don't hesitate to ask.:welcome:
 
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Hi Chris and :welcome: - not a Glaswegian but had a few drinks here and there on my way to Howwood to stay with my family!
 
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Glasgow regularly gets negative comments via the media, so often so that I believe us Glaswegians take it to heart, believe the hype, and become apologetic for our own city. My daughter lives near the city centre, beside the clyde, and I often visit to take her wee dog for walks while she works. She's got a wee jack russell, and this afternoon we had a lovely stroll along the waterfront whilst the sun was shining. A lot of activity was happening on the clyde, as there's so much regeneration going on, what with business and housing developments plus a new bridge being built to connect her area to the main city centre. Just watching the birds swooping down to the water and enjoying the pooch's company really cleared my head, made me feel grateful that i'm alive, in order to appreciate what's round about me, and yes, to say I feel proud to be part of this city, however flawed it may sometime appear to be.(y)
 
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Hi roxy

drove along the express way on my way home and the area certainly is going through a transformation.

i enjoy being in glasgow as the people are always friendly and somehow i feel that i those around me want me to feel that i belong
 
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Hi Dunglen,

Glad you were made to feel welcome while you were here at University in Glasgow. Most of us are genuine people who will go out of their way to help others in any way they can. Also, congrats on your course, sounds like it'll be a lot of hard work, but very worthwhile in the end. I've recently started a course at a local college, its only one morning a week but they've already mentioned 'closed assessments' which has stressed me to the hilt and i'm ready to drop it, no staying power!!:confused:
 
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roxy

please do not be worried about 'closed assessment' in reality the tutor will lead you through the test just the books will be closed. you will still be able to speak and ask questions about anything you don't understand.

if you are enjoying studying keep going and forget about the assessment element as you don't need to pass them to do the learning.:hug:
 
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Thanks Dunglen, guess i'll give it a bit longer and try not to get so pressurised. I'm actually enjoying the learning process, even if I just omit the test, its still worth pursuing as it gets me out of the house and among people for a few hours.:hug:
 
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meeting other people is what i need to more of - an advantage of being back at uni - but everyone disappears straight after classes so not much socialising happens :(

and in the library you cannot chat but i suppose i should be using that time to get information or do work:LOL:
 
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hello roxy,Im new here saw your post,Im not really from glasgow,but clydebank,its quite close!!,on the clydeside anyway,my doc has me on 60mg fluoxetine for depression so I thought i should have a look on here just to see whats happening,the fluoxetine aint working so I dunno what comes after that but im hopeful,hope to see you around the forum here anyway,us clydesiders need to stick together!! see ya for now,robbo
 
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hi dollitt nice to hear from someone!
 
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The local forums are quite quiet Robbo so why not pop into the main forum and introduce yourself there and have a look round? That's were I'm going! :)
 
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hello dollit

wheres the main forum and how do you get there?
 
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At the top of this page is a series of links that start of Mental Health Forum > Go Local etc. Click on Mental Health Forum and there's lots there!
 
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Hi Robbo, :welcome: to the forum. Sorry to hear you're having a bad time and that your medication is not working for you, maybe you have to give it more time or go back to the doc for some other form of help such as referral for counselling. I've not been taking my meds recently as I can't cope with the side effects but realise this is not advisable for many others, however I am still receiving CBT from the NHS and that is keeping me relatively stable. There are plenty of good guys on this site who are a minefield of advice and support, which I'm sure will prove to be very worthwhile.:)
 
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Hi,

I live in Edinburgh which is'nt a million miles away from Glasgow.

I hope the CBT is going well Roxy (y)
 
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