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    (Original post by sherbet_lemons7)
    But yeah. Doing pancake day with ~20 under 7's in about an hours time.
    Sweet Jesus! :headfire: You're braver than I am :eek:



    (Original post by RebekaT)
    I'm writing a documentary on mental illness for my film studies coursework and I was wondering if people would mind sharing why they sometimes don't/find it hard to admit that they have a mental illness? I completely understand if you don't want to
    Part of my condition (schizoaffective disorder, depressive type) is occasional delusional behaviour/thinking, a prime example being refusing to believe that I'm ill and thinking it's fine to stop medication :facepalm:

    Another huge reason that I don't admit to being mentally ill in family circles is because I'm Asian, and there's a huge stigma about mental health in Asian communities. Notions of mental health either don't exist, aren't understood properly, or at the very least are known about but never talked about :erm: It would harm my marital prospects (and also both my sisters' marital prospects) if the wider Sinhalese community knew that I was mentally ill :bhangra:

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    Thanks. He ended up getting put to sleep I know its for the best since he's no longer suffering but damn it still hurts so much

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    Thanks. He ended up getting put to sleep I know its for the best since he's no longer suffering but damn it still hurts so much

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    Why thank you. I feel I'll need it. :hugs:


    :hmmm: You and your stereotypes... :hand:


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    Youre very welcome! I know that stress all too much :P but all be it painting or just general class work. but then again most of them were 4-5 :P
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    : It would harm my marital prospects (and also both my sisters' marital prospects) if the wider Sinhalese community knew that I was mentally ill :bhangra:
    Seriously? That is absurd. :/
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    Seriously? That is absurd. :/
    :sadnod:

    My life is a bit like Pride and Prejudice in that one sibling's future/decisions has the potential to affect all the other siblings too :eek:
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    today was a productive day for once.
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    i have had no appetite the last few days and I don't know why. like the thought of putting food in my mouth just doesn't seem appealing :/



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    :sadnod:

    My life is a bit like Pride and Prejudice in that one sibling's future/decisions has the potential to affect all the other siblings too :eek:
    That really sucks. :console:
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    What a day.

    Went to bed feeling deeply depressed and refusing my antipsychotic/mood stabiliser, woke up manic, had a visit from the acute MH team and compromised on half my meds, meds brought me down, and now I just feel exhausted.

    And my diagnosis has changed from depression with psychosis to schizoaffective disorder (with bipolar / mixed type)

    Feel like i've been hit by a truck but kinda feel like I could do anything, if that even makes sense. My brain is so bombarded with artificial stuff it doesn't know whether it's coming or going.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    That really sucks. :console:
    Tiz OK, I don't mind too much. In any case, I'm not sure any of us will end up having arranged marriages, so maybe it won't matter in the end anyway!


    (Original post by Cinnie)
    What a day.

    Went to bed feeling deeply depressed and refusing my antipsychotic/mood stabiliser, woke up manic, had a visit from the acute MH team and compromised on half my meds, meds brought me down, and now I just feel exhausted.

    And my diagnosis has changed from depression with psychosis to schizoaffective disorder (with bipolar / mixed type)

    Feel like i've been hit by a truck but kinda feel like I could do anything, if that even makes sense. My brain is so bombarded with artificial stuff it doesn't know whether it's coming or going.
    All the cool kids have schizoaffective disorder :ninja:

    Seriously though, huge hugs to you and do try and take your meds if at all possible (I know what a hypocrite I am, but it's important!
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    The voices were a jumbled mess this morning, and now he is clearly talking to me as if we were just friends. I have been lying to my mum about the fact that they are still here because I want her to think I am getting better, I am in the sense that I know that they are not real people / only real to me and they are not usually instructing me to do dangerous things to myself but they are still there - especially him. abuse TW
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    He's talking to me just like he did all those years ago - the word 'game' cuts me the most because it wasn't a game, it was abuse and I want to tell this to my 7 year old self. I want to tell her to leave and never go back, but i'm stuck in this nightmare of a memory and I can't get out, not even as an adult, not even when he's not really here.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Tiz OK, I don't mind too much. In any case, I'm not sure any of us will end up having arranged marriages, so maybe it won't matter in the end anyway!
    I didn't know Sri Lankans had arranged marriages. :beard: Learn something new everyday. But yeah I can see why that might be problematic.
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    The voices were a jumbled mess this morning, and now he is clearly talking to me as if we were just friends. I have been lying to my mum about the fact that they are still here because I want her to think I am getting better, I am in the sense that I know that they are not real people / only real to me and they are not usually instructing me to do dangerous things to myself but they are still there - especially him. abuse TW
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    He's talking to me just like he did all those years ago - the word 'game' cuts me the most because it wasn't a game, it was abuse and I want to tell this to my 7 year old self. I want to tell her to leave and never go back, but i'm stuck in this nightmare of a memory and I can't get out, not even as an adult, not even when he's not really here.
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    I'm the same way with the word game when it's used like that. I don't know how to get out of the nightmare either. I'm sorry, if you need someone to talk to, you can PM me.
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    mental health services are a ****ing shambles. am being left to die.
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    mental health services are a ****ing shambles. am being left to die.
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    :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: Wanna talk about it?
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    went to GP this morning so depressed I could barely move. suicidal thoughts intense etc. so she said she would call crisis team and get back to me. 11 hours later I am yet to hear from either my GP or the CT.. not sure if its CT being complete **** like they are always, or she just hasn't bothered calling them, which seems to the theme of everything with her. literally she was just like 'you should do your coursework to take your mind off it'... she is ****ing delusional if she thinks I am in any state and of correct mental clarity to do my coursework. its like im ****ing making this up or something. im sick of being treated like utter ****. we haven't booked another appointment and I never ever want to go back. 15 months ive been in this arduous circle of events, I have gotten NOWHERE. I am ****ing done with my life and with everyone cause I cant seem to get on with anyone.
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    went to GP this morning so depressed I could barely move. suicidal thoughts intense etc. so she said she would call crisis team and get back to me. 11 hours later I am yet to hear from either my GP or the CT.. not sure if its CT being complete **** like they are always, or she just hasn't bothered calling them, which seems to the theme of everything with her. literally she was just like 'you should do your coursework to take your mind off it'... she is ****ing delusional if she thinks I am in any state and of correct mental clarity to do my coursework. its like im ****ing making this up or something. im sick of being treated like utter ****. we haven't booked another appointment and I never ever want to go back. 15 months ive been in this arduous circle of events, I have gotten NOWHERE. I am ****ing done with my life and with everyone cause I cant seem to get on with anyone.
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    They do seem pretty awful in terms of crisis care down your way. Back when I was doing really badly, one thing that finally helped me was to move in with my sister up in Scotland - the combination of having someone helping me take better care of myself and also the change of scenery/getting away from awful people really did help. Is there anything similar you could do? Close friends and family can be a real help (not always obviously, but sometimes), if there's anyone you feel able to turn to.
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    TLG Update: This is very minor compared to what's happening with other people in the thread atm :erm: But here goes...

    Am going to Oxford tomorrow and basically need people to send good vibes so that E doesn't appear anywhere where I am planning to be. It shouldn't happen but the voices are trying to convince me that it will and I'm scared

    (Original post by Cinnie)
    The voices were a jumbled mess this morning, and now he is clearly talking to me as if we were just friends. I have been lying to my mum about the fact that they are still here because I want her to think I am getting better, I am in the sense that I know that they are not real people / only real to me and they are not usually instructing me to do dangerous things to myself but they are still there - especially him. abuse TW
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    He's talking to me just like he did all those years ago - the word 'game' cuts me the most because it wasn't a game, it was abuse and I want to tell this to my 7 year old self. I want to tell her to leave and never go back, but i'm stuck in this nightmare of a memory and I can't get out, not even as an adult, not even when he's not really here.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I didn't know Sri Lankans had arranged marriages. :beard: Learn something new everyday. But yeah I can see why that might be problematic.
    Yeah, they're not really like most other South Asian arranged marriages. Basically the parents of the prospective partners facilitate some kinda introduction and then if the two young people like each other, they meet again, then again, keep meeting for a while, then get engaged, then get married after a year or two. It's quite civilised - basically like your friends setting you up on a blind date, but your parents doing it instead! There are pros and cons to it, as one might imagine...

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    went to GP this morning so depressed I could barely move. suicidal thoughts intense etc. so she said she would call crisis team and get back to me. 11 hours later I am yet to hear from either my GP or the CT.. not sure if its CT being complete **** like they are always, or she just hasn't bothered calling them, which seems to the theme of everything with her. literally she was just like 'you should do your coursework to take your mind off it'... she is ****ing delusional if she thinks I am in any state and of correct mental clarity to do my coursework. its like im ****ing making this up or something. im sick of being treated like utter ****. we haven't booked another appointment and I never ever want to go back. 15 months ive been in this arduous circle of events, I have gotten NOWHERE. I am ****ing done with my life and with everyone cause I cant seem to get on with anyone.
    Hugs for you too

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    TLG Update: This is very minor compared to what's happening with other people in the thread atm :erm: But here goes...

    Am going to Oxford tomorrow and basically need people to send good vibes so that E doesn't appear anywhere where I am planning to be. It shouldn't happen but the voices are trying to convince me that it will and I'm scared
    Sending all the good vibes! :hugs:

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