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Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 01-08-2019, 06:26 PM
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Posted By shrimpy
Help me out then... what would support look like...

Help me out then... what would support look like to you?

What do you need from this thread?
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 01-08-2019, 06:15 PM
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Views: 28,754
Posted By shrimpy
My understanding is clear, my experience is...

My understanding is clear, my experience is valid, as is yours.

Time and again on this thread I see you start to lash out at whoever decides to try and give support that might be more helpful than...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 01-08-2019, 06:08 PM
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Posted By shrimpy
well I'm doing neither, I'm sharing my...

well I'm doing neither, I'm sharing my experience, and the choice part is just a fact. We all have choices, always.
Forum: General Chat 01-08-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By shrimpy
That's great news and a good reminder to all that...

That's great news and a good reminder to all that MH issues absolutely do NOT have to define your destiny!

Congrats.. Shrimps
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 01-08-2019, 06:00 PM
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Views: 28,754
Posted By shrimpy
I expect it is, but from my (not inconsiderable)...

I expect it is, but from my (not inconsiderable) experience of being sectioned, it's a lot less hellish if you work with the staff and are honest with them. They can see straight through most acting...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 01-08-2019, 05:41 PM
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Posted By shrimpy
I would challenge that idea.... they can help you...

I would challenge that idea.... they can help you IF you choose to allow it.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 31-07-2019, 07:58 PM
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Views: 28,754
Posted By shrimpy
after all.... talking to the other treatment team...

after all.... talking to the other treatment team members IS her job.... especially when she has concerns about you. Think it shows how much she really cares
Forum: General Support and Advice 20-08-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By shrimpy
I think you have a great idea about tagging on...

I think you have a great idea about tagging on with a photographer friend to get some tips..... after all, everyone starts somewhere and every wedding photographer has a "first time". Sounds like you...
Forum: General Support and Advice 31-07-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By shrimpy
have you looked at alternative stuff such as...

have you looked at alternative stuff such as mindfulness, yoga and associated breathing techniques? They are surprising good for dealing with pain and nausea.
Shrimps
Forum: General Support and Advice 04-07-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By shrimpy
No one is suggesting that you do that. Quite the...

No one is suggesting that you do that. Quite the reverse. Say hi to people, smile at them, ask how they are, dating comes quite a whilse after getting to know someone for a lot of people.
Forum: General Support and Advice 04-07-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By shrimpy
that's bollocks, and I'm sure you know it. You're...

that's bollocks, and I'm sure you know it. You're not running out of time until you're much older than this.

A point to think about..... Seeing them as potential partners is not working for you. You...
Forum: General Support and Advice 04-07-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By shrimpy
Have you considered college to improve your...

Have you considered college to improve your grades?
Forum: General Support and Advice 04-07-2018, 06:17 PM
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Views: 849
Posted By shrimpy
I think the first step would be to ackjnowledge...

I think the first step would be to ackjnowledge for yourself that you can't do all this at once. A decent job usually comes after uni, a car tends to be more affordable once you have done the student...
Forum: General Support and Advice 09-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By shrimpy
to answer your questions in order..... 1. That...

to answer your questions in order.....

1. That depends on what you're taking it for and what your GP has determined for you

2-3. I found it helpful, but may have had different symptoms from you

4....
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 04-06-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,087
Posted By shrimpy
Why do the people in your life need to know? Are...

Why do the people in your life need to know? Are they on meds for physical or mental illness? If so, which meds are they on and what conditions are they for?

That may seem a little brusque, but I...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-05-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By shrimpy
that depends on which area you are in, how you...

that depends on which area you are in, how you present, which staff are on, what time of day it is, how busy they are and a whole host of other factors. It seems to be different for everyone.
Forum: General Support and Advice 12-05-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By shrimpy
better control, lower risks of permanent...

better control, lower risks of permanent impairment due to bad judgement after a drink, less chance of injury through accidents and the one that keeps me pretty much TT - being able to drive my car...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 01-01-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 15,879
Posted By shrimpy
How are you doing today lovely?

How are you doing today lovely?
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 31-12-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 15,879
Posted By shrimpy
Hi Beckie, Re your reluctance to ask your...

Hi Beckie,

Re your reluctance to ask your questions at college; I am also doing a college course (Maths teaching specilist course), where everyone is a maths graduate apart from me and one other...
Forum: General Support and Advice 26-12-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By shrimpy
yeah, it's quite usual for seasonal staff to be...

yeah, it's quite usual for seasonal staff to be let go, but it's ALSO quite normal to feel bad or sad about it. You invest a lot of time and energy into a job, and if there's even a tiny chance of...
Forum: General Chat 24-12-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,136
Posted By shrimpy
YAY.... good to see you xx

YAY.... good to see you xx
Forum: General Chat 04-11-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,236
Posted By shrimpy
Kids at this age are learning and pushing...

Kids at this age are learning and pushing boundaries. Swearing is not acceptable, but for some kids it's a normal thing they hear, and it's natural that they would "try it out" to see what they can...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 25-10-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By shrimpy
Yes, I can relate; I had 22 sessions with a...

Yes, I can relate; I had 22 sessions with a therapist 6 -7 years ago via CMHT. I remained on thier books for meds and stuff, but they wouldn't offer anything more, despite worsening SH (the 22...
Forum: General Chat 03-09-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,963
Posted By shrimpy
Can read and understand German - having lived 10...

Can read and understand German - having lived 10 years there
Can speak, read, understand spoken French - studied it up to A-level then as an extra course at uni
Can speak, read and understand...
Forum: General Chat 31-08-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,105
Posted By shrimpy
don;t know where you are located, but charities...

don;t know where you are located, but charities like MIND and Together for Mental Health often do "clinics" for those preparing to go back to work after time off with MH. These can be really useful...
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