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What's the Best advice you have been given (mental health related)

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Baldanc

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What's the Best advice you have been given (mental health related)
 
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For me it could be just avoiding junky foods. I've found this is something I can manage. It has become easier over time, such that after a few months I have little interest in all that sugary stuff I ate before. This has made life a little better, I feel a bit healthier, and I've lost a few pounds too. Mentally I'm not sure I'm much better off. Maybe less brain fog. They say food affects mood though.
 
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Best “advice”...that 99% of my thoughts are delusions programmed by my parents, society, etc. Seriously, most of what we tell ourselves is complete nonsense.
 
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most nhs advice is crap given by middle class proffessionals who have no idea about these areas, they don't understand what is meant by the police are a middle class instrument, they give advice assuming if the shit hits the fan the police will support you when the police are only in these areas on riot duty
 
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Our minds are just like a computer .A computer can only do what its programmed to do change the programming it changes the computer . We wouldn't think of not having some kind of virus protection for our computers but we don't think about protection for our minds ? Once a a virus gets into a computer it effects all the programing until it crashes . Same thing with our minds we might have taken in a virus ( a limiting belief ) and We have to go back through the files of our minds a look for viruses and delete them through therapy .
 
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some things can't be changed therapy can't help. definately nhs crap cbt won't help, i was going to the theatre with a social worker friend she said your looking well, i said i hope not i've got a benefit interview tue she said cognitive therapy wouldn't work for you

when i said that to some nhs therapist she wrote on my notes that i had reported feeling anxious when my friend who was a social worker said i look well she didn't mention what my friend said

you know it's their spin that goes on your notes
 
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To not force relationships with toxic people. You don't need to have a bunch of friends, you need to have the ones that understand you and are there for you. The same goes for family.
 
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“It’s not your fault.” So much of mental health and living with a mental illness has negative implications. It’s easy to forget that we didn’t ask for these things or do anything to bring them
upon us. They just are.
 
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the best advice mental health related i got from a friend was when my dad died his advice was don't even bother contacting them, they'll just make things worse.

i kept on phoning the psychiatrist got the secretary who said she'll phone back, and waited in for a call that never came when i could have gone for a walk

just trying to contact them just gets you transferred backwards and forwards or getting an answer machine that if you leave a message you hear nothing back not worth the effort
 
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