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Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 28-12-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
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Exposure and Response Prevention aka Exposure and...

Exposure and Response Prevention aka Exposure and Ritual Prevention is the gold standard for OCD treatment. It is ideal to have a trained therapist with expertise in OCD help you learn to do it, but...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 07-12-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By PassedExpectations
I've got no advice for you on the diagnoses bit. ...

I've got no advice for you on the diagnoses bit. However I think talking with your psychiatrist specifically about what accomodations and treatments might help you is useful regardless.
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 07-12-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By PassedExpectations
Thats a crummy feeling. You sound really...

Thats a crummy feeling. You sound really concerned about her. If you are recieving professional support, or talking to a school counselor or something, perhaps you can encourage her to do the...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 07-12-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By PassedExpectations
I use a lot of opposite action... essentially...

I use a lot of opposite action... essentially doing the opposite of what I feel like doing (usually because what I feel like doing isn't healthy). So if I want to do something that would hurt...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 07-12-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,022
Posted By PassedExpectations
How did everything go? Best of luck to you!

How did everything go? Best of luck to you!
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 07-12-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
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I've found that I'm better off when I focus on...

I've found that I'm better off when I focus on creating a network of multiple supporters who have different strengths and availabilities rather than trying to find one super-supporter. Even a super...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 07-12-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By PassedExpectations
What kind of support are you looking for from...

What kind of support are you looking for from this post? If you are a little clearer about what you are hoping for, more people can respond in a way that you find helpful.
Forum: General Support and Advice 07-12-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By PassedExpectations
Yikes! that is a very very painful experience. ...

Yikes! that is a very very painful experience.

I've definitely heard of people doing Heartbreak Kid's letter idea.

Do you still see the people that were in your life at that time? If you do,...
Forum: General Support and Advice 07-12-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By PassedExpectations
It sounds like you have an enormous number of...

It sounds like you have an enormous number of stressors hitting you all at once. You are allowed to feel stressed. And feel grief at the idea of leaving your job. And feel a whole bajillion of...
Forum: General Support and Advice 07-12-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By PassedExpectations
I know next to nothing about this. I would talk...

I know next to nothing about this. I would talk to someone older than me who has more knowledge about financial stuff/legal stuff etc. I'm lucky that my dad is a great resource for me in helping...
Forum: General Support and Advice 07-12-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By PassedExpectations
None of us can predict the future. And that...

None of us can predict the future. And that includes you... so it makes sense that you feel uncertain- you can't get a solid answer from yourself. And you're not going to be able to get it from...
Forum: General Support and Advice 07-12-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By PassedExpectations
I had applied to graduate school and was waiting...

I had applied to graduate school and was waiting to hear answers spring of my senior year. After getting interviews, I waited and waited. I finally heard back that I didn't get it, and I panicked. ...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 08-10-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By PassedExpectations
went to rogers memorial adolescent unit 7 years...

went to rogers memorial adolescent unit 7 years ago for ocd and depression and it was the jumpstart to getting my life on the right track. Its now rogers behavioral health. I know that at least...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 25-02-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By PassedExpectations
I'm glad to hear you could get in to see the...

I'm glad to hear you could get in to see the doctor, even if it didn't feel super helpful. Do you have another appointment scheduled to get ongoing support?

What can you do this evening and night...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 25-02-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By PassedExpectations
For me it doesn't happen so much at big...

For me it doesn't happen so much at big milestones, but at big moments when things happen and I feel like I would be "justified" in harming again, even though I haven't harmed in ages. Sometimes it...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 25-02-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By PassedExpectations
Hey, I know we haven't talked in ages but i'm...

Hey, I know we haven't talked in ages but i'm sorry to hear that you're struggling.

This may be silly, but it always helped me when I was inpatient... Do they have a schedule somewhere? perhaps...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 25-02-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By PassedExpectations
I agree with Isoverity :) telling yourself to...

I agree with Isoverity :) telling yourself to not think something is a surefire way to make the thought into your brain every five seconds. I can empathize with the feeling of needing the thoughts...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 25-02-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By PassedExpectations
Sometimes things really do seem to just fall...

Sometimes things really do seem to just fall apart after a long while of them going well... It is really really frustrating! I don't know why it happens, but I've been there too.

I used to put a...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 25-02-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By PassedExpectations
It's too bad you got to the point where you burnt...

It's too bad you got to the point where you burnt your arm yesterday, and really wrong of the first nurse not to have checked it out. I'm glad someone was able to get you the care you needed this...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 24-02-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By PassedExpectations
How do you feel about your decision not to...

How do you feel about your decision not to cut?

I don't know anything about pip, but I don't think I've ever heard of a time when bureaucracy stuff has been simple. I hope it all works out the way...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 24-02-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By PassedExpectations
Wow, that is a lot going on at once. The...

Wow, that is a lot going on at once.

The veterinary course sounds really cool. Are you enjoying it? It is great that you're working towards something. What has drawn you towards veterinary...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 24-02-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By PassedExpectations
Can you explain more about the situation you are...

Can you explain more about the situation you are in?
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 24-02-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By PassedExpectations
I agree, in fact, I think you did great by...

I agree, in fact, I think you did great by reaching out. Making connections with other people matters more than we tend to think. My dad especially is always reminding me that I need to get out of...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 23-02-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By PassedExpectations
I can sympathize with that feeling... like I...

I can sympathize with that feeling... like I still want to make negative choices but need a justification to do so... as much as harming, and other negative choices are unhelpful overall, we did get...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 23-02-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By PassedExpectations
In your first post it sounds like you're feeling...

In your first post it sounds like you're feeling overwhelmed by school commitments, and in your second you said that staying busy was helpful for you... perhaps you took something that was helpful...
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