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    Has anyone been to one of the priory hospitals? Specifically the nottinghan one? Meant to be admitted their today and don't know what to expect!


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    Does anyone know when it would be helpful to be hospitalised for something like severe depression? I just feel like I'm too depressed to do all the things I could do to make myself feel better, if yanno what I mean. At least in the hospital I'd eat and drink enough. I even forget my meds on purpose sometimes. I just think my behaviour is becoming too self-punishing that I can't take care of myself. Then again, I already feel like a waste of resources - I guess I don't believe I'd deserve the opportunity cost to the taxpayer. Maybe I'm just being attention seeking? Idk it feels like I'm just overthinking and magnifying the situation unnecessarily by even considering it.
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    Any ideas on hiding scars? Going to a wedding tomorrow (no idea how :/), my dress covers all the worst ones and most of the others but can still see a few through tights. Someone suggested lipstick and concealer but I don't have any and not something I can ask my family about



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    Well todays been a great day!
    Im feeling great as my ocd hasnt played up much at all!
    Im suprised but im loving it!!
    If only i was like this all the time! :moon:
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    Does anyone have tips for anxiety attacks? I'm starting CBT in the next few weeks and am hoping to trial some medication but I'd love to know if there's anything that helps in the short-term? I keep getting really really bad chest pain and difficulty breathing and I have no idea what to do... I've tried so many breathing techniques but nothing seems to shift it (I do yoga so I've tried deep breaths, lion's breath, ujjayi breathing, alternate nostril breathing (nadi shodhan pranayama) etc)

    When I have a headache I can take paracetamol and at least hope for the placebo effect lmao, not sure what my option are when it comes to anxiety. Sometimes throwing myself a one-man dance party helps but I'm not always in the mood or it's inappropriate (if I'm at the bus stop or in a lesson haha)
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Does anyone have tips for anxiety attacks? I'm starting CBT in the next few weeks and am hoping to trial some medication but I'd love to know if there's anything that helps in the short-term? I keep getting really really bad chest pain and difficulty breathing and I have no idea what to do... I've tried so many breathing techniques but nothing seems to shift it (I do yoga so I've tried deep breaths, lion's breath, ujjayi breathing, alternate nostril breathing (nadi shodhan pranayama) etc)

    When I have a headache I can take paracetamol and at least hope for the placebo effect lmao, not sure what my option are when it comes to anxiety. Sometimes throwing myself a one-man dance party helps but I'm not always in the mood or it's inappropriate (if I'm at the bus stop or in a lesson haha)
    sorry didn't mean to be anon, please reply to this so I get notified!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Does anyone know when it would be helpful to be hospitalised for something like severe depression? I just feel like I'm too depressed to do all the things I could do to make myself feel better, if yanno what I mean. At least in the hospital I'd eat and drink enough. I even forget my meds on purpose sometimes. I just think my behaviour is becoming too self-punishing that I can't take care of myself. Then again, I already feel like a waste of resources - I guess I don't believe I'd deserve the opportunity cost to the taxpayer. Maybe I'm just being attention seeking? Idk it feels like I'm just overthinking and magnifying the situation unnecessarily by even considering it.
    Hello,
    If you are in the situation where you aren't taking your meds on purpose, then I think that you need to be hospitalised ASAP.
    I would go to the mental health unit at your local hospital. I would go straight to hospital rather than waiting around for another appointment with a doctor.
    Don't have doubt or guilt in regards to 'wasting money.' You need to go to the hospital ASAP. The most important thing for you at the moment should be your mental health. Go to a hospital and try to get better. I wish you the best of luck.
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    Any ideas on hiding scars? Going to a wedding tomorrow (no idea how :/), my dress covers all the worst ones and most of the others but can still see a few through tights. Someone suggested lipstick and concealer but I don't have any and not something I can ask my family about


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    Have you got any makeup at all?
    If not then I would suggest finding another pair of tights to wear.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Does anyone know when it would be helpful to be hospitalised for something like severe depression? I just feel like I'm too depressed to do all the things I could do to make myself feel better, if yanno what I mean. At least in the hospital I'd eat and drink enough. I even forget my meds on purpose sometimes. I just think my behaviour is becoming too self-punishing that I can't take care of myself. Then again, I already feel like a waste of resources - I guess I don't believe I'd deserve the opportunity cost to the taxpayer. Maybe I'm just being attention seeking? Idk it feels like I'm just overthinking and magnifying the situation unnecessarily by even considering it.
    Hospitalisation is a difficult one. It is often used as a last resort as it is generally not the best place to get better, they can be very disruptive places.

    However, if you are a severe risk to yourself (imminent suicide plan, severe self harm or severe self neglect) then an admission may be appropriate. If this is the case then definitely make an emergency GP appointment, contact your care coordinator or go straight to A&E.

    If you're struggling at the moment which it sounds like you are, maybe seek a review with your treatment team? Are you with a mental health team? If not, maybe a referral there may be appropriate. Or the home treatment team is always an option.

    Of course, if you are concerned, contact your GP/ care team or go to A&E if it is an emergency.


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    Hospitalisation is a difficult one. It is often used as a last resort as it is generally not the best place to get better, they can be very disruptive places.

    However, if you are a severe risk to yourself (imminent suicide plan, severe self harm or severe self neglect) then an admission may be appropriate. If this is the case then definitely make an emergency GP appointment, contact your care coordinator or go straight to A&E.

    If you're struggling at the moment which it sounds like you are, maybe seek a review with your treatment team? Are you with a mental health team? If not, maybe a referral there may be appropriate. Or the home treatment team is always an option.

    Of course, if you are concerned, contact your GP/ care team or go to A&E if it is an emergency.


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    I know, that's why I'm so conflicted. The other problem is I'd be unable to sit my exams and I know my mental health should be the priority but it's hard to prioritise when I'm struggling to admit that I deserve anything, even oxygen. Do you know what would happen with regards to exams? I'm yr 13 and the system is changing so the qualifications won't even be avaliable next year.

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    the reasons I think I might need hospitalisation are frequent thoughts of suicide (but again, I don't know if they're serious enough), my symptoms are just making it impossible for me to function, I tried to go for a walk to clear my head and nearly had to go home after 2 mins because I was so anxious and in a state of derealisation and having treatment-resistant thoughts (you're obvs not coping, just go home, why are you trying to get better?? etc). Also I'm not eating anywhere near what I should, obsessively weighing myself, not even drinking enough water... I've frequently started to self-harm again because my low mood and anxiety are overwhelming. Harming myself is a drug and I know how quickly it has escalated before
    what do you think? Thanks so much for your previous reply btw
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    Well todays been a great day!
    Im feeling great as my ocd hasnt played up much at all!
    Im suprised but im loving it!!
    If only i was like this all the time! :moon:
    Glad to hear you've had a good day! Hope it stays like that :hugs: sorry I didn't reply earlier, I've been watching the new series of Orange Is The New Black

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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I know, that's why I'm so conflicted. The other problem is I'd be unable to sit my exams and I know my mental health should be the priority but it's hard to prioritise when I'm struggling to admit that I deserve anything, even oxygen. Do you know what would happen with regards to exams? I'm yr 13 and the system is changing so the qualifications won't even be avaliable next year.

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    the reasons I think I might need hospitalisation are frequent thoughts of suicide (but again, I don't know if they're serious enough), my symptoms are just making it impossible for me to function, I tried to go for a walk to clear my head and nearly had to go home after 2 mins because I was so anxious and in a state of derealisation and having treatment-resistant thoughts (you're obvs not coping, just go home, why are you trying to get better?? etc). Also I'm not eating anywhere near what I should, obsessively weighing myself, not even drinking enough water... I've frequently started to self-harm again because my low mood and anxiety are overwhelming. Harming myself is a drug and I know how quickly it has escalated before
    what do you think? Thanks so much for your previous reply btw
    I would really suggest going and talking to your treatment team. Who do you normally see about your mental health? I think you need to see them as soon as possible and just talk about what has been going on for you.
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    Have you got any makeup at all?
    If not then I would suggest finding another pair of tights to wear.
    Not really, not that would help anyway- I don't wear it. Yeah will do, thanks. Hopefully shouldn't be too obvious :/


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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Glad to hear you've had a good day! Hope it stays like that :hugs: sorry I didn't reply earlier, I've been watching the new series of Orange Is The New Black

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    Please tell me that it's easy to get into... Not sure if it's just me or how I am at the moment but struggling to get into season four. I love OITNB but I think at the moment I'm just struggling to get into anything.

    Side note, I have work tomorrow and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to last the shift. My knees are playing up and I have a very long day tomorrow. :cry:
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    Any ideas on hiding scars? Going to a wedding tomorrow (no idea how :/), my dress covers all the worst ones and most of the others but can still see a few through tights. Someone suggested lipstick and concealer but I don't have any and not something I can ask my family about


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    Awww good luck lovely :hugs: i really can't think of anything apart from maybe thicker denier (think that is what it is called...) tights? anyway if you find anything can you please share? because might have to wear a dress for prom...
    first time in 7 years, want to wear a trouser suit with a waistcoat but dont think that would go down well :/

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I've been watching the new series of Orange Is The New Black

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    Is it any good? I'm so excited about watching it but am too busy with my summer class atm.
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    Guess who got the lowest grade in the class.





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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Is it any good? I'm so excited about watching it but am too busy with my summer class atm.
    I'm watching it too. Having real issues getting into it but it's started to pick up now. (Issues are probably just a me thing though - barely slept last night. Yet can't sleep tonight.)
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    Guess who got the lowest grade in the class.





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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Guess who got the lowest grade in the class.





    :cry2:
    :hugs: x

    This is totally irrelevant but i thought of you the other day because i saw your little avatar on someone's hat
    hope you feel better soon :hugs: x
 
 
 
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