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Needed: One Pair Of Big Girl Pants ASAP

I am one of those adults who had to emotionally take care of myself throughout my life due to mediocre parenting. Mom and Dad weren't hugely abusive, but they didn't seem to give a fuck about my brother and I. I'm coming out of a month where I went off my meds and I think I had a hypomanic episode followed by a giant crash. While I am now back on my meds and working with my therapist and pdoc, I am craving someone in my life who would take care of me emotionally. Someone who would understand where I was coming from and why I feel the way I do. The thing is, I do live in reality and know that's not possible for the immediate foreseeable future, if ever. What can I do to self-soothe and give myself that pampered feeling? How do I find someone who gets me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2014 - 13 answers

What do I ask/tell my new doctor about my mental health?

I don't know what help I need anymore, or even if I need help. I have a lifelong history of depression and the past two and half years, I've experienced more life stressors than normal. The original reasons I made the appointment was to a. get a new script for my anti-anxiety medication (which is also meant to help my depression), especially as I accidentally abruptly ceased it over 5 days ago, and b. a referral to a new psychiatrist to prescribe ADHD medication. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jan 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Healing your inner child after childhood neglect. What helped you?

I have long-running case of depression and generalized anxiety disorder, with plenty of childhood triggers. I do see a therapist but due to the holiday schedule, I won't be seeing my therapist for a few weeks. I want to do some work by myself, because crying to sleep nearly every night is getting exhausting. I want my subconsciousness to chill out and be less triggered. I want tips, stories, and resources. Difficulty: I live with my parents, and I get triggered by them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2013 - 15 answers

I'm not traumatized... Am I? (Sexual assault recovery)

I was sexually assaulted a few times and stalked/harrassed by an abusive, predatory and highly manipulative man who was in a position of trust to me. (We weren't in a relationship; he is nearly three times my age.) I am confused about where I should "be" or where I amin terms of getting over the events. Counselors and websites are quick to point out things like PTSD and rape trauma syndrome; they are suggesting things like EMDR and strongly hinting that I'm traumatized. I'm not convinced. Is it possible to actually be traumatized and not realize/recognize it? Is a "trauma response"... with panic attacks, flashbacks, and such... the only possible response to rape and harassment? Secondly: Is therapy always necessary to deal with this sort of thing? Or is it possible that I have/will get over it by myself? I don't want to pathologize myself. I don't want to create new problems for myself by going to therapy that I might not actually need. I wanted to ask metafilter because the counselors I speak to are obviously going to be somewhat biased in telling me that I am "traumatized". [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Accepting bipolar

How do you get used to yourself as bipolar (II)? Trying to understand my lows and mixed highs better, but find myself slipping into despair. [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Apr 28, 2013 - 11 answers

Could my ADHD diagnosis be wrong? Or be expanded?

Hi. I'll try and cut a long story short, about 6 month ago I've been diagnosed with ADHD and now I'm doubting my diagnosis. (more down there, all sappy again) [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Apr 16, 2013 - 12 answers

How can I deal with this "time off" in my life?

Depression has upended my life and the people trying to help aren't really helping, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2013 - 19 answers

How to get over the fact that I just had a breakdown?

Two days ago I had some sort of emotional/mental breakdown. I got help in the immediate sense, but I'm not sure how to process and get over it. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Mar 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Can I/should I get a "prescription cat?"

Getting a prescription cat... How to, should I, and can I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Online forums/support specific to health care professionals/students with major mental health diagnoses/problems?

Are there online forums/communities for support for medical professionals/students with serious mental health diagnoses? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I help myself when I don't deserve help?

How do I help myself when I feel like I don't deserve it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Mental health support in Tokyo

Help me help a friend suffering severe depression in Tokyo. [more inside]
posted by harujion on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

I don't want to be sad anymore.

How can I battle depression and insomnia (I think they're related, actually) without meds or doctors? [more inside]
posted by bryanthecook on Jan 6, 2012 - 36 answers

Where can I go to mentally calibrate myself in PDX?

PDX Filter: Had a small meltdown last Friday and came home from work. Today I'm feeling completely detached from my job and I just want to get some help once and for all. What kind of mental health facilities can I call up today about getting in this afternoon? More snowflake-y stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

How to find a therapist that is a match made in heaven?

How to find a therapist tailor-made for my snowflake issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2011 - 6 answers

I need life advice badly......

Need some life advice, I don't really know what I'm doing, I've failed so far miserably. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Nov 1, 2011 - 39 answers

Is there a name or category this symptom falls under?

I need help identifying a name or category for this troubling mental health symptom so that appropriate kinds of therapy may be sought.(Not me, thankfully.) [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jul 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Trial and error for meds sucks.

MentalhealthFilter: dealing with the trial and error of meds, wondering if it's just me or if it's really a brain issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I make sure that I will have a job to come back to after checking into a psychiatric hospital?

How do I make sure that I will have a job to come back to after checking into a psychiatric hospital? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Free/Cheap psychiatric care in the Boston area?

TL;DR My boyfriend has asked for psychiatric help, but he is unemployed and uninsured. I don't know where to look or where to start. [more inside]
posted by lisawin on Jan 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Digging yourself out of a mental hole.

I'm in a hole, and I keep digging. I'm behind on numerous things, and I just bury my head until problems become unbearable. Help me pull some dirt into this hole (without me in it) and lay down some concrete so this doesn't happen again. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 2, 2010 - 39 answers

Help me get this derailed life train back on track

Why am I destroying my life when everything was going so great for so long? And how do I stop? [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Jun 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Cheap Mental Health Help in Denver

Can anyone recommend a good mental health professional or clinic in the Denver area that works on a sliding scale? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Will Work For Happiness

Help me not let depression make my life stand still? Or worse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Has Your Therapist Fallen Asleep during your session?

Has your therapist fallen asleep during your therapy session? [more inside]
posted by ChicagoTherapyConnection on May 24, 2010 - 41 answers

Is it depression and am I making it worse?

Every night that he comes home and winds up browsing the internet for hours, I feel like I'm going to scream. Am I a nagging worrywort, is my boyfriend mildly depressed, or both? And what's the best way to work on it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Nov 17, 2009 - 39 answers

Should I mention I'm mentally ill on a graduate school statement of intent

Should I mention my mental illness on my graduate school statement of intent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 24 answers

How to become more confident in my life?

I've lacked confidence in every aspect of my life, and it's holding me back. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 - 18 answers

I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

Help my brain...in Japan!

Looking for some advice on how to cope with long-standing psychological issues - except...I'm studying in Tokyo for the next month, which adds some unique twists. [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on May 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Why do I obsess about this?

Obsessiveness Filter: I fixate on and plan obsessively about moving to new (specific) places, and I'd like to know why. Here's the situation: I have mild depression with anxiety and take medication for it which helps a lot. However, periodically I do something that I find odd and that I can't find specific references to in information about OCD, depression or anxiety. I pick a place that I might vaguely like to move to, and become obsessed with planning every detail about it. [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Apr 28, 2009 - 21 answers

If you come to work with the 'flu, why can't I come to work with the weepies?

I disclosed depression at work. Most of the things people tend to do in response to a depressed colleague are things which actually make me sicker. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

somebody help me

I've recently taken on, what I've found to be, the most miserable and painful task ever. That is, finding a mental health provider that is covered by my insurance... (Long "please-for-the-love-of-everything-good-in-this-world-Help-me" story.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Please help me sort out my anxiety-related relationship problems and help me to have an open heart.

Please help me sort out my anxiety-related relationship problems and help me to have an open heart. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 6 answers

How to climb out of severe depression?

How to climb out of severe depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Help finding low cost therapy in the Philadelphia area

Recommendations or help with finding low cost therapy in the Philadelphia area for anxiety and depression. Any particular schools, agencies or companies that you know of or have used would be great.
posted by antisocialiting on Dec 26, 2007 - 2 answers

Everyone is going crazy... do the numbers prove it?

Are there any statistics that suggest mental disorders (from depression to schizophrenia and anywhere in-between) have been growing (in terms of people being diagnosed) over the years?
posted by JaySunSee on Nov 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Mental health and family

Adult sibling with mental health problems living with parent. How to help from afar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Finding a competent psychiatrist.

How do I find a psychiatrist that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2005 - 15 answers

Mental Health

Question about mental health and the developing world. More inside. [more inside]
posted by plep on Jun 20, 2004 - 7 answers

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