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Ask, explore, share

Postby ModeratingTeam » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:35 pm

You may have experience of different resources, information and support/ treatment options for mental health and related matters, or you may enjoy researching and sharing useful and relevant information about mental health related issues. This is where you can ask for, and share, any information you think may be helpful to others.
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Re: Ask, explore, share

Postby cosmicannie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:43 pm

Hello tothere and every one I think that SANE 0207 might be the admin line we had another number for SANE 0207 and it went through to a very nice lady in their admin department I guess in London as it's a London number.

I rang it day before yesterday. She was very nice lady very apologetic she gave us the helpline number and wished me well. They're very kind at SANE even in other departments. She said they only had one SANE helpline as I asked if there was another? As I'd found it was engaged. She said that was the only one but she was sorry that I hadn't got through and to keep trying. I did manage to get through yesterday as I was feeling very depressed and needed to get things out of my head :D A lady answered and was very nice, helped me heaps :D

Love and hugs Annie xxx

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Re: Ask, explore, share

Postby cosmicannie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:56 pm

I wanted to ask about the giving machine?

I just found out about how you can donate without actually donating money. Which I've just realised must sound confusing. Apparently its the comission the shop would normally get from their products that is a donation and that you pay the same for your item no deductions there thats why they call it free. I suppose it would be like donating the VAT on an item but it's not the VAT that's donated it was the best example I could think of.

Well it lets you chose up to 4 beneficiary's so I searched for SANE but it wasn't listed so I looked and scrolled down the list only to find Mental Health Charities were not even listed. Disability was and Medical but these came up with physical ones eg deaf charities and schools, scouts and brownies also were listed.

I'd be very sad to think that Mental Health Charites were so sidelined as they do such a brillient job and more care than some of the other ones listed. Well I suppose they do care in their own way. Mental health carers work very hard though and should be reconised. I would gladly join the giving machine if it supported mental health charities.

Shops who are participating are tescos, ASDA, Sainsbury, Argos, John Lewis, Next the list goes on apparently 465 web shops including ebay and amazon are taking part. So it seems a good thing.

Hugs Love Annie xxxx

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Postby Dejected » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:35 am

Hi guys. Hope I am posting in the right place...My problems are mixed. I cannot control my mouth and either offend or say/do the daftest things. Unfortunately, I usually have no clue what I said wrong but over time, I have lost all my friends (am a social pariah) and now suffer depression and confidence issues. I have sleep problems and sometimes find it hard to concentrate on anything (I am consumed by being a pariah and a Loser – it’s all I ever think about these days). By way of information, my parents divorced when I was two and have been in a bitter struggle involving me all my life (nearly 40). They have both always mentally abused me. I imagine I will need a therapist of some sort. I reckon I could also do with a life coach. Is there a combination of the two? I live outside the UK now, but I would only feel comfortable coming back (into London) to seek help. I need advice regarding what kind of help I could get. Is there a specialist (I can pay private – I would sell all my belongings at this stage, for mental peace) that can offer initial assessment and then tell me where to go from there i.e. what kind of help I need etc, what my options are etc? Please if you have any pointers in this regard, I would really appreciate it. Thanks

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Re: Ask, explore, share

Postby shash » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:30 pm

I have been in and out of "therapy" for 30 years or so. I do not get on with the local psychiatrist as his answer to everything seems to be the "zombie pills" and have been unable to find an occupational therapist to replace Laura who left to start a family. I do not like CBT and have been seeing a private counsellor who waives her fee as I am on a very low income. My worry at the moment is that my counsellor is retiring and has been unable to find anyone who would honour the same arrangement (their fees are astronomical, around £35 per hour). Without her to talk to,moan to or rant at I'm not sure how I am going to cope. Apart from that it is one of increasingly few reasons for leaving the house once a month and I could see the social phobia regaining ground and perhaps developing into full blown agoraphobia. I am scared of losing control. Last weekend I sat and counted my stash, I have 538 pills stockpiled, I count them when I feel out of control until I feel able to put them away. If I am already at this stage how soon will it be before counting isn't enough?
Can anyone suggest an alternative to my counsellor without having to access the diabolical mire of the NHS?

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Re: Ask, explore, share

Postby peterpvee » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:26 pm

hi, hello to all, i am looking for help and advice for a friend in dire need of some advice and help. befor he does something very silly, His sister is at her wits end and begining to get frightened by his dark mood swings, he is now contemplating killing himself. and she had to call the police on sat, as he was constantly banging his head on the wall in her flat, drawing blood. And she had no choice but to call the police and the medical services....I dont want to get him taken into hospital and be sectioned, as he has so many issues that he needs to talk to someone, whereas he has never done so befor...please help

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Re: Ask, explore, share

Postby ooby » Fri May 01, 2015 1:31 pm

Time on the forum seems to be about 5 minutes slow.

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Re: Ask, explore, share

Postby bpdcompassion » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:48 am

Hi not sure if this is the right place to ask in the forum or not so sorry if not.

I was wondering if you know of any websites that allow people to sign up for webmail where the webmail domain promotes mental health support like a charity as an example as means of people being able use that webmail facility to help fight against the stigma ?

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Re: Ask, explore, share

Postby yvonnetwohey » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:08 am

Hey, I'm new here so... I came here because I can't seem to find anywhere that tells me something: When I was nine I started having dreams about echoing voices then it started happing during the day i stopped when i was about 10 then I started to feel tired all the time and i lost intrest in my favourite hobbies.I broufht it up with my parents but they just said "Your Fine". Can someone tell me wheter or not i have a mental disorder thanks

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