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Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 20-01-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 56,297
Posted By Auror.
Going to an interview only means going to an...

Going to an interview only means going to an interview. It doesn't mean you have to take a job, or even do the job if they do make an offer and you don't feel able to. You can say no without giving a...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 17-01-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Auror.
I can understand it being really hard to deal...

I can understand it being really hard to deal with people you don't know and who may not understand. I hope your nurse has some good suggestions. <3
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 13-01-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 13,008
Posted By Auror.
That sounds really cool, and not at all pathetic....

That sounds really cool, and not at all pathetic. Please report on how it is!
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 13-01-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 948
Posted By Auror.
I've done a fair bit of ACT before also, and it's...

I've done a fair bit of ACT before also, and it's something I've found super useful. Much more so than other types of therapy. It does take a little bit of practice to get the hang of some of the...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 12-01-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Auror.
I agree. I think it's okay to say that there are...

I agree. I think it's okay to say that there are some things you need to talk about, but only privately with the person you know. As long as you don't just tell the new person to leave or something,...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 12-01-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 948
Posted By Auror.
I think being scared or worried about something...

I think being scared or worried about something shows how important it is to you. I'd almost be more concerned if you weren't. Trying to plan for the unknown (i.e. college) can be really stressful....
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 11-01-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 948
Posted By Auror.
It really does sound like you are trying really...

It really does sound like you are trying really hard. Breaking things down can be helpful, and I love whiteboards. I actually have one with days of the week on it. You can get plain ones or all sorts...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 11-01-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By Auror.
Is there anything else that can give you a...

Is there anything else that can give you a similar release to self harm? I hope your bedroom can get finished soon so you get a safe space. Having someplace safe is really important.
Forum: General Support and Advice 11-01-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Auror.
Apathy can also be an indicator of low mood....

Apathy can also be an indicator of low mood. Unless there are other reasons why they are not looking after hygiene. For me if I am not, it is typically related to situational issues more so than...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 11-01-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 56,297
Posted By Auror.
The above is a good point! I know my case manager...

The above is a good point! I know my case manager human has offered to try cooking things with me and has just helped with basic stuff at home when I have really been struggling. Often if they come...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 11-01-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 56,297
Posted By Auror.
It wasn't meant to be an insult? I was trying to...

It wasn't meant to be an insult? I was trying to explain that they don't just have to do things with you that cost money. They can also often drive you to the places. My case manager human always...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 11-01-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 56,297
Posted By Auror.
Free activities do exist. I do things with my...

Free activities do exist. I do things with my case manager human that are free. We have done things like gone to a library and gone for a walk because they are things that I maybe would not be able...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 10-01-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 56,297
Posted By Auror.
Why would you cancel?

Why would you cancel?
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 10-01-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 948
Posted By Auror.
I'm also proud of you. You try really hard and...

I'm also proud of you. You try really hard and that is absolutely something you have a ride to be proud of and share with folks irl.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 09-01-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 948
Posted By Auror.
i know it might not be the same, but if being out...

i know it might not be the same, but if being out in the open is comforting, could you take pictures next time you are out, pick up some of your favorite leaves or other items you like, or find a...
Forum: General Chat 08-01-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Auror.
Where I live by the university, there is a...

Where I live by the university, there is a staffed "store"/locker location. So if you don't want to pick items up in the lockers, you can go to the desk and staff can get it for you and hand it to...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 08-01-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 13,008
Posted By Auror.
There are definitely ways to be more independent...

There are definitely ways to be more independent that don't involve moving out or living by yourself. Like cooking meals, doing laundry, helping with chores (if you don't already). Also things like...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 08-01-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By Auror.
I can relate to the self harm and other stuff...

I can relate to the self harm and other stuff potentially being autism related things. It is really hard to know what is what. I am sorry I wish I had better words but I read and I care and I can...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 08-01-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 56,297
Posted By Auror.
You were really brave to phone. I'm sure it's...

You were really brave to phone. I'm sure it's hard to hear your CPN is off, but them being off isn't necessarily the same thing as a rejection. They are just not working right now. It sucks that...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 07-01-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Auror.
I am afraid I don't live in your country so am...

I am afraid I don't live in your country so am not familiar with it. The ed board is particularly slow these days, but I wish you all the best. Can you contact the ward yourself to ask questions, or...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 06-01-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 948
Posted By Auror.
I'm glad you were able to see your therapist and...

I'm glad you were able to see your therapist and that you are able to contact crisis team if you need.

Do you know what types of things normally help you with grounding? Maybe when you're...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 06-01-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,037
Posted By Auror.
That sounds like a really good plan. It's not...

That sounds like a really good plan. It's not wrong to take time off if you need it. Sickness from work can mean both physical health and/or mental health things and be valid.

Is asking for any...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 06-01-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,037
Posted By Auror.
The differences don't have to be necessarily...

The differences don't have to be necessarily good. They can be neutral things too. Like if you have different bed sheets, or a different phone.

I think it can be hard to remember when things aren't...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 05-01-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 888
Posted By Auror.
Sorry if this is a really dumb question, because...

Sorry if this is a really dumb question, because I don't totally know how a CTO works there. But can you make a mental health directive of sorts? Like of your wishes (i.e. not to take clozapine...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 05-01-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,037
Posted By Auror.
I think one thing that's really important to...

I think one thing that's really important to remember is just because certain times of year have been bad before, does not automatically mean they have to be again. I'm not saying that the trauma...
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