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#1 Ardeur

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:20 AM

Hey guys, reccently my life has been controlled by mental health. Some of you may know that i am in a mental health hospital and i just wanted to know what you think about mental health? Are you for more awareness of it? Do you suffer or knows someone who does? I want this topic to be about mental health and to well just disccue it.

Mental health to me is just plain werid in many ways. Its harsh that no one can see you suffering and tht you are ill. If i walked up to a random stranger nad sid im ill to them over half would say no your not becuase you can't see it. This is my main bug about mental health. You suffer in silence.
What do you think?

#2 Kelissima

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:35 PM

Okay, I had to post here just because I LOLd at: "Mental Health: Do you suffer from it?"

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:42 AM

Its not funny and yes i do at a young age. Theres someone in the hospital that i am in who is 12 years old who suffers from anoexia its horrible and nothijng to laugh about. Just think about how you would like yur life to be dark hear a voice who tells you to hurt others and yourself. Hmm being abused in some way and then being mentally ill after. Having to mke yourself sick to make you feel less fat. Just think about it? Its not a laughing matter.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:34 AM

I am not laughing at Mental Disorders like anorexia or depression. Psychological problems should be taken seriously and treated appropriately.

You are suffering from a lack of Mental Health. Your title implies that Mental Health causes suffering: and yes, I find that funny.

#5 Ardeur

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:11 AM

Oh my bad. Sorry. Well mental health can cause suffering for some people but for others it can not. For example if you hear voices then sometimes the voices are good like i have a good voice and even with my bad voice i have become attact to it and dont want it gone. I understand what you are saying.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:42 PM

I understand why you would type it the way that you did. I've actually heard doctors say "Suffer from Mental Health". That could be saying something in itself. In a way--you do suffer from mental health because you are healthy enough to know the voices are there...and not your own thoughts.

You have to learn how to drown Beth out. I can't imagine actually hearing voices for lengthy periods of time and I'm not board certified, but I would imagine that there is or will eventually be a happy medium there and you just need to find it.

If everyone thought inside the box or didn't listen to the voices every once in a while...we wouldn't have half of the wild things we do.

When Beth says something you try on is ugly--tell her to kiss your fucking ass and then spunk the outfit up a little bit. BE DIFFERENT. Maybe she is just your inner diva.

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#7 Ardeur

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:43 AM

Haha thanks that made me smile. Maybe she is my inner diva lol. I just got a image of her i  a afro wing and flare sparkly trousers.Thanks for you advice sometiems i do ask her about my outfits and once she was nice. So yeah :) Thanks

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 01:05 PM

Not a problem. lol...or maybe she looks like one of these nurses. LOL @ this video! But I was SO BIG on this song summer of 2008, lyrics are magical...
(La Pacha cd)



#9 SoNOTaEmoGirl96

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:33 PM

All I can say is, I really fear for my mental health. I think there's something deeply wrong with me. I hope you get better.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:01 PM

I suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder and I get depressed. But I'm trying to do something good with it by making motivating youtube videos and constantly fighting my battles :) I've gotten messages from others saying it helps and that really makes my day.

But I don't think there's enough awareness. People still make jokes about "crazy" people and don't know what a lot of mental health issues are.

#11 nirjara

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:53 AM

Since mental health range wide in differences it's hard to discuss your matter. And keep in mind that it's often referred to as mental illness if you don't think or act like "normal" people. The majority.
And the majority are people who (most likely) are affected enough by the "percieved to be normal"-influences that they do act that way and the circle goes on, not by feeling, but by choice.

Lot's of thoughts. Not much space to transform it into writing. ^^

Nevertheless, I'm sad to hear you don't feel well. You should, that's your right as a human being. If you don't, find people who will help you. There's a lot of them out there, but might be hard to find. Don't give up though, it's the only thing you got.
If you don't have yourself, you got nothing.

I wish you the best of luck.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

View Postpale_existence, on 23 September 2011 - 07:42 PM, said:

You have to learn how to drown Beth out. I can't imagine actually hearing voices for lengthy periods...

If everyone thought inside the box or didn't listen to the voices every once in a while...we wouldn't have half of the wild things we do...
well that right there explains a fuck load concerning you eh.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

View PostJeto_9990, on 14 January 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

well that right there explains a fuck load concerning you eh.
:rolleyes:  :mellow: :P :( :D :lol: :blink:       :o

I Suppose....

Funny thing--I read back my post and actually thought about your statement a few hours ago. heh, FUNNY.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

Oh WOW didn't realise this thread existed.  Here is my take on 'mental illness'.

I know there are lots of illnesses associated with mental illness but I am just to talking about my own experiences and thoughts.

Over the past year I have suffered from severe depression and panic attacks.  I have never hurt myself or tried to take my life but have thought about doing it on many occasions.  These low thoughts and attacks consumed my life and in late September and became my worst and had a breakdown.

Through all of this I constantly felt guilty as I still had a job, was living in a lovely home and had great support network around me.  As I felt more and more guilty I became addicted to sleeping pills.  I was admitted to a residential home when this addiction came to light and stayed there for just over a month.

I had a great nurse who looked after me and said something to me that I will never forgot.  'Emma you are at one of the lowest points of your life but there is a way out.  When you are at your lowest point there is only one way for to go and that is up.  You will know when you hit this point and everything will click into place.  You may not know this light yet but it will happen'.




I think mental illness is still such a taboo subject due to a few reasons.
The first one is people can't see it!  I know this sounds silly but if someone has a broken leg everyone can see it and instantly know what is wrong, with your head they can't.  In the cyncial world we live in some people may feel that you are 'faking it' as the illness is not physical.
The second one is there is not much awareness about it.  I have seen some adverts on TV but not enough.  Soaps have also carried out stories on mental illness but only extreme cases and the person always end up being bad.  This really needs to change.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

Have you heard of the Rosenhan experiment? http://en.wikipedia....nhan_experiment Looks like we`re all potentially mental according to the `specialists`  B)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

View PostSpectralTiger, on 16 January 2012 - 11:48 AM, said:

Have you heard of the Rosenhan experiment? http://en.wikipedia....nhan_experiment Looks like we`re all potentially mental according to the `specialists`  B)

I wonder how many criminals that have claimed to be mentally unstable for their crimes are actually telling the truth?!?!?

The other issue is how do you define 'normal'!  My thinking of normal is completely different to someone, etc!!

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

View Postemmaloves30stm, on 16 January 2012 - 02:30 PM, said:

I wonder how many criminals that have claimed to be mentally unstable for their crimes are actually telling the truth?!?!?

The other issue is how do you define 'normal'!  My thinking of normal is completely different to someone, etc!!


The thing with psychiatry is it is not exact science. Also we all have a bit of every mental disorder in us - each one of us is somewhere on a scale (spectrum) of any mental disorder and none of us is completely `normal`. I think the question that needs answering is where on that scale are you and whether or not you are a risk to others and to yourself. The problem is with how accurately it is judged by `specialists`.




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