Mental Health Support Society XVIII

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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Biggest exams this week :/ already had one... which went on the worse side of 'okay', but not awful. Was feeling pretty negative afterwards, but it probably wasn't so bad.
    Quite worried for what the rest will be like now - but keeping fairly calm, aha
    hope everyone's doing okay
    Good luck for the rest of your exams. It's hard but try not to dwell too much on the exam- the more you think about it the more you think about where you might have gone wrong, and there's really no point now that you're out of the exam hall and can't change anything. A lot of the time I tend to do better than I feel I did so this may be the case for you too

    Feeling worried for exams is a normal feeling, but good for you for trying to remain calm. I wish you the best of luck for your exams.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Good luck for the rest of your exams. It's hard but try not to dwell too much on the exam- the more you think about it the more you think about where you might have gone wrong, and there's really no point now that you're out of the exam hall and can't change anything. A lot of the time I tend to do better than I feel I did so this may be the case for you too

    Feeling worried for exams is a normal feeling, but good for you for trying to remain calm. I wish you the best of luck for your exams.
    Thanks, and yeah, I hope so!
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    Oh joy. I'm awake already.
    Great.

    I think I've cried more in the past week than I have for the past three months.
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    (Original post by Midnightmemories)
    Oh joy. I'm awake already.
    Great.

    I think I've cried more in the past week than I have for the past three months.
    :hugs: Could you go put the kettle on, relax, and try to do some work for college?

    And yeah, I'm with you on the crying. :sigh:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    :hugs: Could you go put the kettle on, relax, and try to do some work for college?

    And yeah, I'm with you on the crying. :sigh:
    I have very little work to complete now as I've nearly finished the course. Yet college want me to come in for a hour on Wednesday to complete this one thing. It takes me a hour to get the bus in and a hour back. I plan to try and finish the assignment I have to finish today but I really don't feel like starting it at like 5am. xD.

    Saw your message about your course. Don't give up. :hugs:

    I had a meeting with my counsellor yesterday... We were discussing the decision I have to make because I have two choices: go for the apprenticeship at my work or go back to college. I'm currently leaning towards college but my parents say that's a crap idea and to go for the apprenticeship.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Biggest exams this week :/ already had one... which went on the worse side of 'okay', but not awful. Was feeling pretty negative afterwards, but it probably wasn't so bad.
    Quite worried for what the rest will be like now - but keeping fairly calm, aha
    hope everyone's doing okay
    Oh yikes! I'm sure you've aced these exams so far!!
    Don't be hard on yourself, you did great!!
    The rest will go swimmingly to plan!!
    You'll obtain full marks easily!!!
    Good Luck!!!
    I know you can do it!!!
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    (Original post by PandaWho)
    What time did you call the drs? Because they should have appointments set aside each day for emergancies, and MH is usally classed as fairly urgant. But to get these you have to call when the drs opens about 8am

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    I usually end up having to walk in and book it

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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    Oh yikes! I'm sure you've aced these exams so far!!
    Don't be hard on yourself, you did great!!
    The rest will go swimmingly to plan!!
    You'll obtain full marks easily!!!
    Good Luck!!!
    I know you can do it!!!
    I love this level of enthusiasm!!
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    I love this level of enthusiasm!!
    Enthusiasm FTW!!
    But yes i hope everything goes well for you!!!
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    (Original post by Deyesy)
    You could always make a dupe?
    Nahh I've made some before and they've failed :lol: Did you get my PM btw?
    (Original post by JordanL_)
    :rofl: how did they go?
    They were alright, thank you!!
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    Not particularly a good week for me.

    Spoilers for personal stuff.

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    It has been a year since my hospital trip. I don't really know if things have gotten better for me. Ok, I have an absolutely wonderful boyfriend now, but my mental health is still in the gutter.
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    Glad to see there is a mental health thread

    Not really sure what to do, at the moment. Haven't been feeling that great recently, but I am not sure if what my thoughts are saying are the right or wrong thing to do. I am actually feeling lost.

    People always say that they care loads but end up behaving in the complete opposite way.
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    looks like I'm not going to uni this year. That was the worst exam I have ever done. Worked hard and just couldn't do any of it. I'm such a ****ing failure.
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    (Original post by ?Hannah)
    hey, just saw this and i know we were talking earlier. have been using the app so i don't know if you have replied to my message on the wall. anyway, i hope you are okay - take a deep breath and tell yourself that 'you can get through it.' try and get some sleep and hopefully things will be better in the morning. my counsellor says that whenever i have an anxious or OCD thought to try and focus on something that makes me feel 'calm' for a couple of minutes - a physical object. also, try and give your OCD a 'colour,' so you may envisage it as a red demon for example. then try and change the colour and characteristics of it - changing the colour to your favourite colour. it does work over a period of time.

    try meditating as well, it is a great way to calm down and pull yourself out of the state. i use an app called 'insight timer' and it has proved to be quite beneficial. distracting yourself is a good idea as well, try and become engrossed in a good book or something. don't even try to challenge or give a response to your thoughts. just try an distract yourself.

    no, you are not 'useless' in any way shape or form, you are one of the most kindest and nicest person that i have ever had the pleasure of talking to. it will be okay, just try and relax. what is the worst can happen? try and compare the scale of your thoughts to something else. or even do something which i do quite often, it aggravates the hell out of me though! i deliberately ignore my OCD thoughts or go against them, by doing the opposite action. it is tough, but it seems to be working - as my thoughts are subsiding.

    if you need to cry, then cry. crying isn't a sign of weakness - it just shows that a person has been strong for so long. once you have cried and let it all out tell yourself that you will 'never cry over the same thought/s ever again.'

    hope i helped and made you feel slightly better. remember, you are wonderful and the world needs more people like you around; people with pure hearts.


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    Hey! Yeah i did respond to you!
    Im feeling a bit better today but still nowhere near 100%
    Hmm that sounds interesting, i shall give that a go next time and see what happens!
    Ah another interesting idea, ill give that a go too! Thankyou!

    Ive bever been able to stay calm enough to meditate, but i can try again!
    Distraction is something i always find tricky in those moments! Maybe you can help?

    Awww thankyou so much! Thats so kind of you to say that!!!
    Hmm relaxing is tricky too tbh
    Ill do my best to ignore it but i cant promise anything tbh. Its just so strong!

    Thanks! I didnt but i usually do tbh!
    I try to do that, crying is good for us all so i guess it helps in a way!?

    You absolutely helped! Thats made my day. Thankyou so much! Thats so kind!
    Aww :blush: so many nice compliments!
    Youre a lovely girl!!
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    (Original post by eleanor27)
    looks like I'm not going to uni this year. That was the worst exam I have ever done. Worked hard and just couldn't do any of it. I'm such a ****ing failure.
    Aw no! Im sorry to hear that!
    Im sure it went better than you thought thouh. You worked super hard for it and you deserve to get the best possible grades!
    Youre absolutely not a ****ing failure!!! Youre lovely, kind, sweet, caring!!! Youre awesome!
    If i can help in anyway! Please let me know! Im happy to help in anyway i can!
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    Surprise phone call from my boyfriend really made my day. :love:
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    moved into supported housing yesterday and ****ing hell it's a disaster. it's absolutely horrible. been crying for over a day

    in other more positive news,found out I got a 2:1 in in my degree on Friday. given just how horrific the last few years have been, and the fact I only scraped a 2:2 in the first two years, i'm really proud
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    Not feeling great today. I've got a lot of things on my mind and I feel hungry but I just can't eat which isn't great bc I don't want my doctors yelling at me for not eating enough
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    moved into supported housing yesterday and ****ing hell it's a disaster. it's absolutely horrible. been crying for over a day

    in other more positive news,found out I got a 2:1 in in my degree on Friday. given just how horrific the last few years have been, and the fact I only scraped a 2:2 in the first two years, i'm really proud
    :woo: Congratulations on your degree! That's amazing!

    What's wrong with the supported housing? :console: :hugs:
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    Today has been an up and down today. My panics have improved over the last few days but my BDD and OCD is sky high but I'm trying best to deal with them. My mum has been quite unwell the last week or so and she went to the doctors today and was nearly admitted into hospital for sky high BP but thankfully she got discharged with meds but that was a big worry. Truthfully, I thought her depression was back and that is why she has been so tired, not eating and having pains everywhere but she's getting referred for more tests and to a specialist for a blood pressure so just hoping all that goes well.

    Seems to be one thing after another with my family's health tbh :cry2:
 
 
 
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