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Zander How do I get help for someone else
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hi, me and my partner are both 16 and oy partner has been struggling alot with mostly depression a huge symptoms of either BPD or bipolar but she doesn't want to get help because of fear of her perants finding out how she feels because they arnt a sa... View more

hi, me and my partner are both 16 and oy partner has been struggling alot with mostly depression a huge symptoms of either BPD or bipolar but she doesn't want to get help because of fear of her perants finding out how she feels because they arnt a safe place for her to go to. So I want to book like text thereby or someone for her to talk to and pay for it myself so she's not scared of her perants I just want to know how would that work

Laurennn I need some advice, reassurance and help here please!
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In May last year my mental health started to decline and eventually in December got to the point of me having to be hospitalised for a full medication change. I was severely depressed and highly anxious. After being in the hospital for 4 weeks, I cou... View more

In May last year my mental health started to decline and eventually in December got to the point of me having to be hospitalised for a full medication change. I was severely depressed and highly anxious. After being in the hospital for 4 weeks, I couldn’t handle anymore medication changes & left on very high doses of antidepressants. On my discharge, the psychiatrist said he was hopeful I could manage the anxiety but was doubtful given the amount of antidepressants I was still on. I have been home for 7 weeks, and the anxiety is killing me. I am constantly shaking, chest pain, nausea & vomitting - hardly functioning at all. I have a little 3 year old boy who I can’t take care of at the moment. I think it is due to too much antidepressant flooding my system. I know I need to go back to the hospital to reduce the rest of the antidepressants, I can’t do it at home, and I can’t continue to live like this - but I feel like such a failure to my partner & son. I am also worried it is not the flooding of antidepressants that is causing me great anxiety, it is just how I am & should be able to push through? Sorry for the rant but I am so torn, worried & needing some reassurance I am doing the right thing & not taking the easy way out by running back to the hospital.

Eliza_V Skin picking on face
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I can’t stop picking my face. I’m obsessed with bumps and spots and it impacts my daily life. I don’t have acne but I cant resist the urge. does anyone have any tips or help?

I can’t stop picking my face. I’m obsessed with bumps and spots and it impacts my daily life. I don’t have acne but I cant resist the urge. does anyone have any tips or help?

Fin Ending therapy maybe?
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I've been in therapy for a little over a year now. I like my therapist, we have a connection. When I look back, there is some improvement but overall I'm not sure its helping a whole lot. I understand that change takes time and all that but when and ... View more

I've been in therapy for a little over a year now. I like my therapist, we have a connection. When I look back, there is some improvement but overall I'm not sure its helping a whole lot. I understand that change takes time and all that but when and how do I know when I should end it? I'm going to talk to my GP if its an option to start antidepressant because I'm not sure if therapy alone is enough. I dont know what my best option is and as I don't have many people to talk to so I thought I give this a try.

Tatiana1 PGX Genetic Testing for Medication
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Hi, can anyone who has had this test give feedback on whether it helped you with choosing the right medication? I'm too scared to try antidepressants again because of my horrific experience trying them feeling like they were making me crazy. Thinking... View more

Hi, can anyone who has had this test give feedback on whether it helped you with choosing the right medication? I'm too scared to try antidepressants again because of my horrific experience trying them feeling like they were making me crazy. Thinking of getting this test.Thanks

Guest_06813432 Support Group
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Hi all, just coming on this forum to ask around, is there a such thing as a sort of support group where people with similar struggles just do things together? I'm trying to research as I recently got a health card, so hopefully I can have another cha... View more

Hi all, just coming on this forum to ask around, is there a such thing as a sort of support group where people with similar struggles just do things together? I'm trying to research as I recently got a health card, so hopefully I can have another chance at some sort of help. My problem is, I don't really want traditional group talk therapy or to talk about my issues because I find it best if I personally keep it to myself (I guess I just have the notion in my head that in groups people are supposed to talk and I don't mind listening but don't want to talk in depth about myself), but I feel like having a space to socialise with others and do activities whether it be walking or art or similar would be beneficial. Am I mistaking this for friends? I am looking at the concept "body doubling", but I don't think that's exactly what I'm looking for. I'll scrape facebook and do some more research. I don't know what's wrong with me or have money to pay for a copy of my medical record, all I know is I was working on DBT when I last had a therapist, maybe if I can get a GP bulk billed I can ask if they have any groups if I'm only allowed to be referred?Sorry for the mess of a post, I don't know the right term for what I'm looking for is but would deeply appreciate any information or experiences anyone has. Thank you for reading, hope you are having a good day.

Danpherdanley Erectile Dysfunction causing stress on a long time marriage
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Hi all , first time posting here but exploring all options for assistance and support. I am a 53 year old male , married for over 25 years and still madly in love with my wife. Life has had some real ups and downs over the last few years and i have b... View more

Hi all , first time posting here but exploring all options for assistance and support. I am a 53 year old male , married for over 25 years and still madly in love with my wife. Life has had some real ups and downs over the last few years and i have battled depression and anxiety and am proud to say I now manage these issues medication free after some lifestyle changes. Over the last 12 months I have suffered from erectile dysfunction and its really starting to have a negative impact on my wife as she feels I no longer find her attractive and its causing some serious stress on our marriage. Everytime I try and perform and fail it knocks both of us down and its at the stage I feel pressured when trying as I know failing is going to cause issues. I have spoken several times to my GP and have tried oral medication but this has very little impact and only gets to about 50% improvement. How do I install confidence with my wife that this is nothing to do with the way I feel about her or my attraction to her and what steps can I take to improve the situation and get help. My GP doesnt see it as one of lifes biggest health problems and doesnt seem to show the interest level I would have liked. I also have type 2 diabetes which I believe may be a contributing factor to the problem. Would like to hear from anyone in a similar situation and if anyone has actually found a solution that works.

javalava13 i feel like i can't trust anyone and feel the most alone i've ever felt
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i have a really, REALLY hard time leaving people or situations that arent serving me. ive been at my most recent job for years despite it being an incredibly toxic workplace and having all my friends, famiy and psych encouraging me to quit, ive staye... View more

i have a really, REALLY hard time leaving people or situations that arent serving me. ive been at my most recent job for years despite it being an incredibly toxic workplace and having all my friends, famiy and psych encouraging me to quit, ive stayed in relationships that were not healthy all because i dont want to let people down or have jard conversations or let gp of people.i’m starting to realise that i need to change psychologists because my current psych does not seem to be hearing me when i state the issues i find hardest to talk about but need to work on the most. i also feel like she is starting to notice me pulling away and is putting in slightly more effort, but it because clear its not genuine because it drops off again. i dont know if these issues im having are specific to her or if its just me in this spot of not feeling like i can trust anyone, but i have absolutely no idea how to have the conversation telling her i want to change psychs. im also finding im pulling back from a lot of friends and family, which is something I go through phases with doing, and end up losing people i really value all because i think they dont want me in their lives or like im a burden. please help. i recently went through a stage of having quite a lot of suicidal thoughts and have been improving, but am feeling like my mood is beginning to get more and more low and i need to speak to someone or do something.