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Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 21-01-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By PaleMoon
People (my mother, hospital workers, etc.) have...

People (my mother, hospital workers, etc.) have cleaned and bandaged my wounds against my will. It was s ource of contention between my mother and I for a long time.

I have only let one person...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 25-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,754
Posted By PaleMoon
Dear hospital staff, I'm free. I'm finally...

Dear hospital staff,

I'm free. I'm finally free. That part of my life is over, no thanks to you guys. I've been off all medication for two years now. I have no psychosis, I'm not depressed, I'm not...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 23-12-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,888
Posted By PaleMoon
Dear mother of Self-harmer, You sound like a...

Dear mother of Self-harmer,

You sound like a dedicated, loving, wonderful mother and person. I have a mother just like you, but even all the love and support in the world couldn't stop me from...
Forum: General Chat 20-10-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,646
Posted By PaleMoon
What you talk about here, Jenna, are places where...

What you talk about here, Jenna, are places where people are vulnerable (therapy groups, physicians, etc.). The aim is to make a person as comfortable and open as possible. For some people, that...
Forum: General Chat 18-10-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By PaleMoon
1. Sleep as long as I like (which is usually...

1. Sleep as long as I like (which is usually about an hour past when I usually get up).
2. Enjoy the fact that I don't have to be anywhere.
3. Eat some delicious food.
4. Go for a walk/run.
5. Take a...
Forum: General Support and Advice 17-10-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By PaleMoon
Absolutely. Send it to them right now, right...

Absolutely. Send it to them right now, right away.

I wrote to one of the teachers who I loved 3 years after leaving his class. He wrote back, thanking me. He said he'd always wondered what happened...
Forum: General Chat 17-10-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,646
Posted By PaleMoon
Hence why I helpfully have it in my signature. I...

Hence why I helpfully have it in my signature. I sensed a possible issue with my username being what it is.

I work hard in real life to be "mistaken" for a boy, so it's nice to be just able to be...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 17-10-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By PaleMoon
You can say that because you're still connected...

You can say that because you're still connected to reality. You know it's very unhealthy. You know the damage it would cause. You know that the consequences would be permanent and ultimately out of...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 17-10-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By PaleMoon
They probably just want to help. People sound...

They probably just want to help. People sound glib all the time when they want to help but don't really know what to say.
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 14-10-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,011
Posted By PaleMoon
There are a few things that can be done: Before...

There are a few things that can be done:

Before you sleep: Have a routine. Take a warm bath, read a book or magazine that is neutral or soothing (no mysteries, horror or other upsetting material)....
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 14-10-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 11,395
Posted By PaleMoon
Yes, this apparently isn't unusual. I have...

Yes, this apparently isn't unusual. I have flashbacks in which the essential emotions (fear, horror, helpelessness, etc.) are the same, but the actual event never happened.
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 10-10-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By PaleMoon
You feel what you feel, when you feel it....

You feel what you feel, when you feel it. Resisting it, questioning it, turning it over and over in your mind...see how it persists?

Giving yourself permission to be human and feel all of the...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 06-10-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By PaleMoon
--I keep myself busy. Working full-time, going to...

--I keep myself busy. Working full-time, going to school part-time, exercising, and socializing forces me to focus more on my body and mind, because they need to be healthy to do all of the things I...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 05-10-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By PaleMoon
I successfully came off all anti-psychotic...

I successfully came off all anti-psychotic medication. There are no official guidelines for coming off of anti-psychotics, probably because doctors assume you will be on them long-term (or life).
...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 01-10-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 11,395
Posted By PaleMoon
Does anyone have any way to put off or delay...

Does anyone have any way to put off or delay flashbacks?

I'm having severe ones that freeze me in place. I can't talk, move, or understand anyone while I'm having it. They happen weekly, sometimes...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 24-09-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,617
Posted By PaleMoon
--Because it doesn't solve anything. --Because...

--Because it doesn't solve anything.

--Because I'm just bringing more pain in to the present, when the pain from the past is over.

--Because the pain of the wounds can never be contained, it's like...
Forum: General Support and Advice 24-09-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By PaleMoon
Maybe just a little section about how their...

Maybe just a little section about how their friend/loved one/student/parent is not beyond help. People can have very severe reactions, perhaps partly based on the assumption that anyone who...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 24-09-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By PaleMoon
Virginity is something only you can give away....

Virginity is something only you can give away. There are no physical signs of virginity or not-virginity, and there is no biological basis for it. So it's up to you to decide who you give your...
Forum: General Chat 20-09-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,865
Posted By PaleMoon
I jog, have lunch with friends, hang out with my...

I jog, have lunch with friends, hang out with my girlfriend and our mutual friends, read books, read/write on various forums/blogs, play various PC games, take long baths, bake things, swing on...
Forum: General Chat 20-09-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,353
Posted By PaleMoon
I'm with you SteelMaiden. I wish I had more time...

I'm with you SteelMaiden. I wish I had more time to study/research/read! But alas, without sleep eventually it's a game of diminishing returns (the more tired, the less I can understand what I...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 20-09-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,969
Posted By PaleMoon
If my body is physically safe, sometimes the best...

If my body is physically safe, sometimes the best thing is just to let the dissocation be, and not fight it or resist it. I was afraid for a long time that I'd dissociate and never "come back," but I...
Forum: General Chat 17-09-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,311
Posted By PaleMoon
I think it's inappropriate too. The only vaguely...

I think it's inappropriate too.

The only vaguely sexual comment I've ever heard directed towards babies is baby boys being teased by their mothers when they smile and coo at women/girls. Their...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 16-09-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By PaleMoon
Your boyfriend is an independent person who knows...

Your boyfriend is an independent person who knows that he can leave at any time. But I'm betting he doesn't because he genuinely wants to be with you, whatever that means. Being someone's life...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 16-09-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By PaleMoon
I'll pitch in a bit about mindfulness. It is...

I'll pitch in a bit about mindfulness. It is basically being very aware of the here and now, not judging or evaluating, but simply being. It's being aware of your surroundings, your body and its...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 15-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By PaleMoon
It will change. Right now, your first and only...

It will change. Right now, your first and only experience with sex has been abusive. But things can change. You can replace the awful dirty feelings with loving, gentle feelings about sex. It takes...
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