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Survivor Room / Losing it, our mental health emergency
« Last post by Tucan on Yesterday at 09:42:59 AM »
Anyone else watching this?
Survivor Room / Re: Confused returner *possible trigger*
« Last post by Tucan on January 21, 2020, 09:29:45 AM »
Welcome back both of you.
Survivor Room / Re: Confused returner *possible trigger*
« Last post by BestDolly on January 20, 2020, 09:35:27 PM »
Iím back too - logged back in at the weekend after being away for nearly 10 years.
Massively craving SH my arms were  tingling all over this evening
Iím so distraught to have all this coming back;

Iím at the GP tomorrow, freaking out, want help, donít want to ask for help,
Scared whatís going to happen if I donít get some help.

How you  been since posting?
Survivor Room / Good things about yourself
« Last post by Basement Agent on December 20, 2019, 02:16:14 AM »
I'm kind.
I'm loyal.
I work hard.
I give of myself to others.
I am good fun.
I am insightful.
I believe in myself even if sometimes that's very hard.
Hi there,

Have you completed individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the last 2 years?

If so, would you be willing to take part in a short, online research project?

I'm a trainee psychologist at the University of Sheffield. I'm interested in the views of people who have had individual CBT, regarding what they think is important in the therapy.
This could be really valuable for improving delivery of this therapy in the future.

If you would like to take part, please follow the link below:

The research involves completing some short, anonymous online questionnaires about CBT in general (rather than anyone needing to share any specific details of their personal therapy).

I've also been asked to remind participants to protect their anonymity by not responding/commenting as this could be taken as evidence of participation.
(Although I don't know if you would consider your profiles on here to be anonymous with regards to your person details anyway?)

Thanks very much for your help


Research Topics / Understanding the cognitive processes behind self-harm
« Last post by r.rodrigues on November 14, 2019, 01:02:08 PM »
Hello everyone!

I'm Rachel, a PhD student at Imperial College London working on the iMAGine study. This study investigates the cognitive processes underlying self-harm as we want to gain a better understanding of why some people might find it difficult to stop. If we know more about the psychological mechanisms that contribute to someone repeating self-harm we can use these findings to develop better interventions.

We're currently recruiting people to take part in this study, and specifically we're looking for people aged 16-25 based in London with:

- experience of self-harm within the past year, and/or
- current depression/anxiety, or
- no experience of mental health difficulties

Participation will involve completing an online questionnaire and telephone call to assess suitability for the study, and then a visit to Hammersmith Hospital (White City, London) where you will complete some questionnaires and tasks on the computer (this visit should take roughly 3 hours). You will be reimbursed with a £50 retail voucher and can also win up to £10 in vouchers in one of the computer tasks.

If you're interested and would like to find out more or sign up you can do this by visiting
Or feel free to email me at and I can answer any questions you might have!

Thank you very much!  :)


Survivor Room / Re: Books that you have found to help
« Last post by icicle on October 15, 2019, 03:03:24 PM »
Rose, N. (2019), 'Our Psychiatric Future', Cambridge: Polity Press. Written by a professor of Sociology, who discusses: What a mental disorder is, possible causes (with an emphasis on social adversity), Psychopharmacology and suggestions for the future. NSHN is mentioned on p 158. Personally, I have found learning about sociological explanations for mental distress, to be helpful.
Survivor Room / Re: Diagnosis
« Last post by Lorien on September 27, 2019, 09:15:46 PM »
I feel you on the feeling like a competition thing. I think that was probably one really unhelpful thing that was almost always true. The more significant the thing I did the more everyone focused on the risk, but often that was in the way of focusing on what was happening to make that risk higher. Also, the less likely people were to hear what I was saying about what I thought would help or not help. I guess there are times that I feel really guilty about the amount that I much I must have cost the NHS over the years. But that is also mixed up with a lot of resentment of the fact that if they had got it right in the first instance I probably wouldn't have.

Since I wrote the original thread I am a lot less angry (most of the time) and between times there was a period of time where sleeping went out the window and I was really agitated. They increased the medication they had already been prescribing and gave me temazepam and diazepam to manage the agitation. So I have now spoken to the new Consultant, although making myself understood was difficult at the time so mostly they spoke to my partner.  I don't actually know what they made of it at the time and I will have to wait until I see them at the end of October. My partner is coming too so she will help ask if I can't. I'm already quite worried about the appointment even though its just less than a month away.
Survivor Room / Re: Confused returner *possible trigger*
« Last post by SquareTwo on September 16, 2019, 10:35:05 PM »
I don't have anything. No friends or family. Nothing professional. Just me and the hamster. I've just experienced a major life shift, it's then that I find I experience bigger shifts in my dissociations presentation which is why I am concerned that that's what's going on. But it doesn't feel like a positive shift. Kind of hoping that I am over reacting and that someone else gets similar feelings.
Survivor Room / Re: Confused returner *possible trigger*
« Last post by Tucan on September 16, 2019, 10:02:40 PM »
Do you have support? I am around under the same name
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