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Mental Health in Glasgow

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Dollit

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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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Dollit

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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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Hi Yakuza, nice to hear from you, yes the CBT's going fine, its still a work in progress and I do feel overwhelmed by it at times, but I have a more positive outlook than I did before I started, so it is helping.:)
 
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Hi Roxy,

Glad to hear that you are so positive about it (y)

I was in Glasgow in november and what a fantastic place to visit.
I would recommend a trip to anyone who has the opportunity,the amount shops is unbelievable!


This link provides some useful information for people living in and around the city:

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Care_Support/MentalHealth/

Best wishes :)
 
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Hi Yakuza, pleased to hear you enjoyed visiting our fair city, it does get negative press at times, such as last nights awful behaviour in Manchester, but that's just a mindless minority and on the whole we're a very friendly bunch.

Although the CBT is very worthwhile, there are still days when the low mood still persists, I think I've got to accept that this condition is now part of me and must learn to cope with it, as my therapist says, 'self acceptance' is the key to moving on, she could be right.

Anyway, I hope you're feeling well and enjoying the lovely weather we've been having up here recently, a bit of sunshine cheers us all up!:)
 
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Hi Roxy,

Yes it was a tiny minority,I don't think the tv pictures tell the whole story but it will come out in the end.
Good luck with CBT Roxy,I know there can be 'lows' but hopefully the therapist will be discussing this with you and finding ways of coping with it.

Have a good day and take care :hug:
 
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ROXY.... :clap:

Wake up, tell us all how the CBT stuff went, by now you should be "Putt Putt Putting along nicely" :evil:

I found the only way to sort myself out enough was "Self Acceptance", and on the whole it has worked out nicely, the main obstacle for me was motivation, so I hope you found that and found a way to enjoy something.
:grouphug:

Hope to hear back fae ye.

PS: on a dafter note, I just LOVE that GroupHug Avatar :love:
 
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Hi AbzWayne

Thanks for asking, CBT is just about finishing up after approx 2 yrs. There have been many positive benefits, although I also had some difficult moments when I wasn't up to the constant scrutiny of my moods etc., which you have to be when you take on this type of therapy, it is hard work at times but worthwhile.

I'm pleased to hear your coping well and have found the motivation to accept yourself. That also can be quite 'heavy going', depending on what type of condition/background, you're coming from. However I do agree it would be a great goal to strive for, although not realistic for everybody it would help to ease many mh issues.

Take care(y)
 
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DELATEXT

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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.
Hi, I'm from Glasgow & have posted three threads about my suitation; hope you read them, glad to hear your opinions etc?? :grouphug:
 
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hello im from hamilton in scotland any fellow lanarkshire people on forum il ike wrestling and most types of rock and metal music:tea:
 
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ilovetechno

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hey!!

heya, im new to this but live in glasgow! i have strugged with bipolar since i was 12 and have recently been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder also... hoping to find some ppl 2 chat to now and again for advice coz iv really been struggling recently and had to quit college :( this is the 3rd tme ive had 2 quit further education... ugh! feel like such a failure!!

any advice welcomed, feelin abit lost...

cheers :)
 
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