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Doikers 23-11-2010 09:01 PM

*Hugs Lia*

*Hugs Kahlia* Wow your up early today!! (Tomorrow heh)

*Hugs Nicole* I don't like it when I have an awkward session with one of my many professionals so can empathise .

MammaMia 23-11-2010 09:20 PM

Hey guys, I just wanted to apologise again for last night :(

*hugs wardies*

I'm not sure what's going to happen.....

Kahlia, I shall reply to your PM asap, same for yours Laura & Ian xx

I had a really **** day. I was still wound up over something. Ended up bursting into tears, so my tutor said I could go outside and she'd be out in a minute. Without thinking, I ended up disappearing to the toilets without informing anyone. So then she was REALLY worried, even searched one lot of loos. She was even considering phoning security team to see if I'd left the campus when my friend (well one) said she'd look around for me first. She found me, I'd calmed myself down and then broke down talking to her :( I told her about yesterday & she suggested I saw my mentor again so went to see her and poured it all out, even stuff over last six years. I feel emotionally exhausted as a result. I've never told anyone as much as I've told her apart from my best friend :|

On a happier note, I've booked my tickets to see Harry Potter on Sunday :D

Doikers 23-11-2010 09:24 PM

*Hugs Helen* I'm sorry you've had such a rough day , But Harry Potter Tickets !!! are you exited? (sp?)

FlyingNy 23-11-2010 09:28 PM

Yay, Harry Potter! I'm listening to wizard rock right now. Sorry you had a hard day. It's fine about yesterday, we all have our moments. *Hugs*

MammaMia 23-11-2010 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by Doikers (Post 2576984)
*Hugs Helen* I'm sorry you've had such a rough day , But Harry Potter Tickets !!! are you exited? (sp?)

*hugs Mark* I'm very excited. Waiting since Friday has been torture but now I have the tickets helps it a little :D


Originally Posted by IceQueenHasAHeart (Post 2576990)
Yay, Harry Potter! I'm listening to wizard rock right now. Sorry you had a hard day. It's fine about yesterday, we all have our moments. *Hugs*

Yay indeed. Thanks for being understanding :) *hugs* Would you recommend RAINN? Feel free to PM me with your reply if you want to, I'm just vaguely looking at their website.

Doikers 23-11-2010 10:03 PM

*Night time Hugs My Wardies*

FlyingNy 23-11-2010 10:58 PM

Night night Mark *hugs*.

FlyingNy 23-11-2010 11:32 PM

*Curls up on the floor with a duvet* I'm sleeping in the ward tonight. Night all. Anyone's welcome to join me in the least suggestive way possible.

Cazki 23-11-2010 11:58 PM

Hey everyone :)

FlyingNy 24-11-2010 12:04 AM

*Drags herself from floor and sits up.*

Ian, could you please move anything dangerous away from you? Anything you could use to hurt yourself. You're worth so much more.

Cazki 24-11-2010 12:16 AM

Sorry im just fed up and dont feel good. I'v been ok all day but now i feel low and i just cant do it anymore.

misskitty112 24-11-2010 12:25 AM

*hugs Ian* I'm around if you need to chat :) I pop on and off of RYL.

Guys... I'm scared. I've set a date. I can't keep going on like this, and I know... I know, somewhere in my mind that suicide won't do anything except rob me of the possibility of seeing better days. But things haven't been better for years... so i don't know.

misskitty112 24-11-2010 12:52 AM

Ian, you aren't moaning. I care about you. I'd be really sad if you weren't around. *hugs*

*spots Laura and hugs*

misskitty112 24-11-2010 02:09 AM

*Hugs Ian* is there anything you could do to make yourself feel safer?

xxjuliexx 24-11-2010 07:48 AM

evening everyone

Kahlia1981 24-11-2010 09:44 AM

*huggles all*

It has been a long day. :(

I saw my psychiatrist this morning ... It was kind of interesting. We talked about the session I had with the psychologist and why I wasn't going back. My psychiatrist told me that I was too intelligent for the "games" the psychologist was playing. He also said that it sounded like the psychologist was using straight CBT, and not even tailoring it for me, which explains why we were getting nowhere and I was getting frustrated. CBT does not work for me. Personally I don't believe it works at all, but that's me.

Anyway I'll stop clogging up the ward. I'll go into greater detail in my thread (link in signature) when I am able and have the time.

Sorry for the lack of individuals, but I'm leaving *big and gentle hugs* and *safe love and care packages* for all and *going out into the garden to play with Puppy SinClair*

Doikers 24-11-2010 09:45 AM

*Hugs Lia*

*Hugs Helen*

*Hugs Julie*

*hugs Felicia* Please please tell your Pysch Dr , or therapist or counsellor about your date , I'd hate anything to happen to you :(

*Hugs Ian* You're not moaning mate, thats why we are here , to support each other , things would NOT be better off if you killed yourself :(

*Hugs Kahlia* I do NOT like CBT either , I was my former CPN's guinea pig as she was being trained and I found it too invasive.

nicole94 24-11-2010 10:19 AM

*hugs everyone*

Doikers 24-11-2010 10:30 AM

*Hugs Nicole*
*Pops off to the post office*

Kahlia1981 24-11-2010 10:30 AM

*hugs all*

Mark: CBT only works if the person believes it works - like most talk therapies. I had people using it on me and I'm not good at therapies that try to "push" you into doing things. I tend to push back instead of going where they want. *shrug* For me it isn't invasive ... I just don't talk. They get "yes" and "no" answers and nothing else which means they go nowhere and get frustrated and I get frustrated when they just keep rephrasing the questions.

nicole94 24-11-2010 10:36 AM

*hugs mark and kahlia*
whats the difference between DBT and CBT? they seem pretty similar to me.

MammaMia 24-11-2010 02:55 PM


CBT is not necessarily different than DBT. CBT is a term that refers to any type of psychotherapy that focuses on addressing the cognitive (thoughts and beliefs) and behavioral (actions) aspects of a disorder to reduce symptoms. DBT is actually one specific type of CBT that is used to treat borderline personality disorder.

When Dr. Marsha Linehan, the psychologist who developed DBT, first began testing treatments for people with BPD, she found that traditional CBT alone was not as helpful to people with BPD because of its strong focus on change, which people sometimes found invalidating. For this reason, she designed DBT to include some elements that, in the past, were not traditionally part of CBT. For example, in DBT there is a strong emphasis on mindfulness and acceptance (both by the patient and the therapist).

What is confusing is that, since DBT was developed, more and more cognitive-behavioral therapists have started to include some of these new modifications in their practice. There are also a number of other new CBTs for a variety of disorders that include elements such as mindfulness; one example is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, for depression. As a result, DBT and other new therapies that include elements such as mindfulness and acceptance are being called “third-wave” cognitive-behavioral therapies because they represent a new trend in CBTs in general.
Hope that answers your question Nicole :)

MammaMia 24-11-2010 02:55 PM

*hugs ward*

Doikers 24-11-2010 03:07 PM

*Hugs Helen* How are you today?

*Hugs Nicole* How are you too?

Kahlia1981 24-11-2010 04:40 PM

*huggles all*

It's after 2:30 in the morning and I can't sleep. :(

risenfromperdition 24-11-2010 04:42 PM

felicia, please tell someone =\ i care about you so much and wouldnt want anything to happen to you =[ *hug* message if you wanna

ergh. who wants to fly me to england so i can avoid thanksgiving tomorrow? kthx

Doikers 24-11-2010 04:59 PM

*Hugs Kahlia* I'm sorry you can't sleep:(

*Hugs Heather* *Zaps you over to mine for a stay :)

My Mobile was playing up so I had to use Master Reset and it's erased all my saved texts:( I had some nice motivational ones on there from friends I have and more upsettingly friends I've lost touch with . Nuts .

misskitty112 24-11-2010 05:13 PM

I don't see my counselor or my psych until Dec 7. I know that's not too far away, but it feels so far away... So much for them thinking I'm doing better.

*Hugs Mark* I'm sorry about your phone. That sucks majorly. Can the company help you recover those texts or is that not possible? (My company has a backup thing that will recover lost things if that happens)
*Hugs Heather* I'm with you. I'd love to go to England and skip Thanksgiving.
*Hugs Kahlia* I'm sorry you can't sleep.
*Hugs Helen and Nicole* How're you guys?

Doikers 24-11-2010 05:18 PM

Felicia hun *Hugs* Please make an Emergency appointment , because you've set a date you NEED NEED NEED to meet a professional , Please take care .

FlyingNy 24-11-2010 05:19 PM

Felicia, please tell someone about the date, or don't go through with it. I would hate for anything to happen to you, I need someone to complain about English with if I start it at uni. Of course that isn't the only reason.

Ian, I hope you're alright.

*Hugs everyone else*

one_step_closer 24-11-2010 05:30 PM

I agree, Felicia. Please reach out to someone, they will hopefully be able to help.

Doikers 24-11-2010 05:31 PM

*Hugs Lia* How are you ?

*Spots and Hugs Lindsay*

misskitty112 24-11-2010 05:48 PM

I'm wondering who would be the best to call. I'm about just to say I need to see my whole team at once, since it'll go through them all anyway.

*Hugs Lindsay and Lia* How're you guys?

FlyingNy 24-11-2010 07:32 PM

Quiet ward tonight. I've just finished my theatre studies homework and I swear if I hear the name 'Brecht' one more time, I might throttle someone. Sociology now, oh the joys. I'm alright though.

misskitty112 24-11-2010 07:47 PM

I still need to work on my Brit Lit paper. No motivation. It's almost 3 PM and I still haven't really gotten out of bed for more than an hour or so.

Doikers 24-11-2010 07:49 PM

*Hugs Lia*Who's that "B" person? Don't throttle me!

*Hugs Felicia*I'm sorry you have no motivation , me either sometimes , *Extra Hugs*

misskitty112 24-11-2010 07:56 PM

Thanks, Mark.
I need to call my psych, I need to work on my paper, I need to cook for Thanksgiving (or leave the US for the rest of the week... either works.). I cannot bring myself to do anything. at all.

Oh, and I second Mark's question, Lia. I was just slightly afraid to ask it. haha.

Doikers 24-11-2010 08:08 PM

Felicia I think you should all your Pysch first , I'm concerned about you :S
Then you will have a time and date to meet your Dr, and that might help .

misskitty112 24-11-2010 08:13 PM

I know I need to. I know, but I'm still under care of the state from 2008, cause my psych hasn't released me yet, and this means I can be hospitalized like *that*, and words cannot explain how much I hate that and don't want it.

FlyingNy 24-11-2010 08:19 PM

Some people find the hospital is a positive experience for them, but I can understand why you might not want it Felicia. Although I too am worried about you :S

And Bre*ht is a playwright/director. He was a strong supporter of epic theatre and believed that plays should not be for entertainment, but to influence society and convince individuals to change the world. His plays always carry a social or political message and he doesn't like the audience to believe in what they are seeing, he doesn't want them to forget they are in a theatre. An Inspector Calls is very Brecht if anyone's heard of it. Anywho...

How are you Mark?

*Spots Shad* Hey, how are you today?

Doikers 24-11-2010 08:19 PM

Oh Felicia Hun , I've been hospitalised in the fairly recent past and I know how scary that can be but I think if you go to your Dr and say "this is the date I have set myself to die" they will see that you are trying so hard to help yourself and they can put in extra support on the days surrounding your date , thats what my support team ( well some of them ) did they were amazing . Remember , Hospital is a vey last resort , they won't admit you unless they think you are an IMMEDIATE risk to yourself or others . *Squishes*

misskitty112 24-11-2010 08:27 PM

I'm calling... This may be the only thing I have motivation to do, but that's fine, I suppose. I'm so nervous.

FlyingNy 24-11-2010 08:29 PM

*Hugs Felicia* We're all behind you :)

I'm done with sociology now and have moved onto my word count for the day. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is slowly sucking out my soul. I like having work to do though, it makes me feel as if there's a point to it all, and I am not just totally wasting my life.

shadow13 24-11-2010 08:31 PM

Hey, sorry I wasn't on yesterday, I went to sleep! YAY! So yeah, also yesterday morning I finally went to the hospital, I've been waiting for this appointment for like 4 months apparantly... :blink: Well I've suffered with migrains for almost 2 and a half years so I got refered to the hospital instead of going to the doctors every month. I'm on new meds. They're called Propanolol. But they have... kinda harsh side-effects. They main ones being: Dizziness, blurred vision and they can slow down my pulse - which can lead to fainting. I'm only been on them a day so far. I've taken 3 (one at night and one in the morning, started them at night - supposed to take 2 aday).
It's what happened today I'm worried about. I was lying on my bed and I suddenly felt a wave of sickness hit me and a feeling of guilt and worry settled in the pit of my stomache. And then... I started crying.... I didn't know why though. And when my mom asked what I was worrying about, I told her - while sobbing - that 'I really didn't know', then added, 'everything'.
Was this an anxiety attack? What the HELL just happened 20 minuets ago?

Doikers 24-11-2010 08:34 PM

*Hugs Shad* That sounds horrible , are the meds helping your migraines?

SparkleKitten 24-11-2010 08:36 PM

Failed an exam today. Not sure what this means for my uni career but it can't be too good. Kinda out of it mentally, been drinking more than I should have the past month or so and my head feels funny today.

Shadow - I've had a few of those recently, I just don't remember them and other people have to remind me of them.

Sounds like a lot Lia *hugs*

*Cuddles Mark* been a while :)

Felicia! *snuggles* hope you're doing okay x

*snuggles everyone else* sorry my individuals suck, not really with it... Sorry for not being about much either

shadow13 24-11-2010 08:36 PM

yep, a little. In a week i'm allowed to up the dosage... I fear I may have to. Cuz I'm still getting headaches. And after.... whatever just happened... I feel I dunno.... blank. Like something is just.... gone.

FlyingNy 24-11-2010 08:45 PM

Shad, I wouldn't know about anxiety attacks, having never had one. Maybe you could google them. Good old google never fails. *Hugs*

*Hugs Sarah* I don't want to sound like a nag, so I won't say much, but please do try not to drink too much, it only masks your problems and causes bigger ones in the long run.

Doikers 24-11-2010 08:46 PM

*Hugs Sarah* I'm sure one exam in a whole lot won't make a difference hun :)

*Hugs Shad* Perhaps you'll build up a tolerance to the meds and won't feel the side effects after a short while.

shadow13 24-11-2010 08:50 PM

I love google. <3 go google! I always say to people: 'Google it.'

I forgot to mention that my doctor asked me as a follow on from my last appointment - where i broke down and started crying about things at school - if i wanted the child and mental health psychiatrist and I said 'I think so' cuz my mom was there with me. So i'm getting one. Do I tell them about me cutting? well, being a recovering cutter. my 2 months free is tomorrow! won't they put me in rehab or something? or tell my mom? I don't wanna go through that. I don't want her to know or my dad. I don't wanna go to rehab or anything..... So do I tell my psychiatrist? What can I tell them?

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