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How to fight the Baker Act?

My daughter has been detained under Florida's Baker Act. A statement she made to a social worker was mis-interpreted, and she is being held against her will at a mental health facility. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 29 answers

What is wrong with my husband?

Is my husband mentally ill, or just an asshole? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2010 - 38 answers

ISO Blogs About Books About Mental Health/Psychology

Anyone know of any good blogs that focus on books about mental health, addictions, neuroscience, psychology? NOT looking for blogs about those subjects in general, but seek only blogs about new and interesting books that cover these topics. Blogs about health books in general are also of interest. Thank you, Hive Mind!!!
posted by Maias on Aug 16, 2010 - 3 answers

I need help, but I'm worried about it.

I need to get help with my mental illness, but I don't know who to see or where to start. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 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

How can I best help a bipolar friend in Los Angeles?

How can I best help a friend who appears to be suffering considerably from bipolar disorder? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me support my friend.

Searching for support groups in New York City, for young-ish adults who are coping with a sick parent. [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Jul 14, 2010 - 1 answer

Keeping the Energy Up for the Big Show

I've got a big show this weekend! Help me prepare for it - especially by working out what I can eat during the day without either killing my stomach or passing out. (esp since I won't have time for dinner...) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 7, 2010 - 10 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

Help me get through the day. The long day. The month of long days.

For the next month I'll be working 13/14 hr days between two jobs, and taking an online college course. What can I do to make it through each day? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jun 9, 2010 - 23 answers

Leon county florida health assitance sought

I'm trying to help my significant other navigation assistance programs to get her the help she is looking for. I'm in NJ, she's in FL. [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Jun 8, 2010 - 1 answer

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

Help me find a psychiatrist in NYC

Yet Another Shrink Search Question: Help me find a great psychiatrist in NYC. Bonus if they take Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Double bonus if they have experience with ADHD or PTSD. [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek on May 20, 2010 - 1 answer

Mental Swiss-Army Knife (in a Moleskine)

I have a graph-ruled Moleskine that is begging to be turned into a compendium of obscure, fascinating, and perhaps occasionally useful reference material. Some of the things I want to put in there are Rubik's Cube algorithms, keys to reading non-Latin alphabets, some simple math formulas (Trachtenberg math, e.g.), rules of thumb for estimating distance/altitude, and whatever else. I'm imagining the user would bust it out of his/her bag and use the knowledge within to solve a wide range of MacGyver/James Bond/bar bet problems. An intellectual "Swiss army knife", if you will. Any and all ideas are welcome!
posted by holterbarbour on Apr 28, 2010 - 55 answers

Help me identify this condition?

Dissociation? Borderline? Detachment? Sociopathy? Anhedonia? Depersonalization Disorder? What would you call this? Also, related therapy question. [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Apr 18, 2010 - 7 answers

I feel completely different mentally from 2 years ago. Help me reverse it (if possible). Kinda long...

I feel completely different mentally from 2 years ago. Help me reverse it (if possible). Kinda long... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I successfully identify and release my emotions?

How can I successfully identify and release my emotions? [more inside]
posted by fan_of_all_things_small on Apr 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Name for a conference

I need help coming up with a name for a conference I'm hosting for mental health and social work professionals. [more inside]
posted by Palmcorder Yajna on Apr 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Does anyone have experience using cognitive behavioral therapy to overcome Somatoform disorder? TIA.

Does anyone have experience using cognitive behavioral therapy to overcome Somatoform disorder? TIA.
posted by quidividi on Mar 9, 2010 - 0 answers

psychiatrists in NYC or Hudson County NJ

Any recommendations for psychiatrists in NYC or Hudson County NJ, on AETNA student coverage? [more inside]
posted by blu_stocking on Mar 6, 2010 - 1 answer

help diagnose me

Are these real aches and pains or is it all in my head? [more inside]
posted by jsmith78 on Feb 8, 2010 - 4 answers

How to help a crazy person?

Parent with mental issues (in Maryland) at end of her rope... how do I help without enabling or having to provide long-term financial support? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

should I stay or should I go?

My girlfriend has serious bipolar disorder. I love her, but living with her is very, very difficult. She breaks down all the time. I don't know if I should commit to a life with her, and deal with this into perpetuity, or if I should move on and try to find someone better adjusted, leaving love for peace and stability. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2009 - 26 answers

How to say "you're crazy"?

How do you tell someone that they're "crazy"? I need to help a best friend who is losing his sanity. It's a long story... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 - 22 answers

Have you taken back your mentally ill partner and wish you hadn't? Or wish you had?

Do you do this? How do I escape the pattern of going back to, because I can't resist helping, my (I think) mentally ill (or unstable/intense) husband. See, he's not all bad... Do you regret going back? Do you wish you had? [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Nov 25, 2009 - 42 answers

I think I might have Asperger's. What should I do?

I think I might have Asperger's. In my case, should I even bother being tested? What would a confirmation/disconfirmaton mean? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Nov 22, 2009 - 20 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

I'm dreaming of a well-rested Unicorn...

Almost every dream I have is a nightmare, if I remember the dream. Is there a way to train myself not to do this? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 9, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I deal with paranoia without addictive medication?

What are some suggestions concerning dealing with feelings of near constant paranoia? [more inside]
posted by iabide79 on Oct 27, 2009 - 11 answers

I hated my job, but now that I got let go, I feel even worse.

How to deal with unemployment + feeling like crap? Just got let go last week from crap job I hated, but now feeling more miserable than ever. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 22, 2009 - 11 answers

I'm totally screwed. What do I do?

My escalating depression has caused me to hit rock bottom, mainly an arrest for DUI and will almost certainly be fired since they are using any excuse to fire anyone. What do I do now to recover mentally and get another job when I can't drive and have a record? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 2, 2009 - 28 answers

I don't want to spiral downward

Please tell me about your experience with mood stabilizers such as Lamictal and Depakote. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Sep 18, 2009 - 20 answers

help it all go away

Bad memories are interrupting my life. What do I do and how do I cope with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 - 19 answers

How do I find off-the-books therapy?

A while ago, I asked about the implications of accessing mental health care and possibly having a diagnosis tied to me. From the answers, I've concluded that in my specific situation, any help I need will have to be "off the record." Because that's my decision, this has made it hard to obtain care. How do I go about finding it anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 11 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

Help me to help my ill brother

My introverted 19 year old little brother just confessed to me that he "hears voices" (telling him to hurt and kill people) and that he "sees things that aren't there". Help me find some resources to help him. [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Jul 12, 2009 - 42 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

Harassed by my schizphrenic neighbor

My downstairs neighbor, who is most likely schizophrenic, has been harassing my wife and me. Our landlord seems unenthusiastic about evicting her, and we are unenthusiastic about moving ourselves. What legal options can I pursue? Does anyone in Chicago have personal experience with a (cheap!) lawyer they might recommend? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jun 17, 2009 - 47 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

cigarettes:gum::internet:???

What can I do for a mental break besides surf the Internet? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Apr 30, 2009 - 28 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

ELIZA and the efficacy of "professional" therapists versus the rest of us

Meta-Meta-RelationshipFilter: Have there been any scientific trials to study the efficacy of talk therapy that involved a placebo as control? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Apr 20, 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

Advice for this girl on leaving the nest (again)?

Help me move out of my family's house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I get my body to calm down?

How do I begin to deal with what appears to be generalized anxiety disorder? I am wondering about experiences with anxiety medication... Help me fix my whacked out body! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2009 - 25 answers

"I never would have gotten through it without the support of friends and family." Wait, what friends and family?

How can I trust people again? (Lengthy, can also be characterized as "whiny".) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2009 - 13 answers

My parents drive me crazy.

How do I deal with my parents on limited resources without sending all of us into a fit? (likely to be TL;DR) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 20, 2009 - 13 answers

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