48 posts tagged with mentalillness by Anonymous.
48 posts tagged with mentalillness by Anonymous.
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My friend could really benefit from a service dog. Unfortunately the waitinglist in Ontario is around two years long. She doesn't need a full-service service dog, i.e. she doesn't need a fully trained seeing eye dog. Is there a breed and training school that would best help her? [more inside]
Looking for information and support for family of a man grappling with (maybe) emerging schizophrenia and/or gender dysphoria. [more inside]
19 year old is moving out to a rented room this week. We live in a city where young adults typically live with family until marriage or 30s, and her four siblings (one older, three younger) live with us. The decision to ask her to move out if she escalated in breaking household rules (no drugs, porn, sex-work, hold down a job or school, don't abuse other family members) has been run past her psychiatrist and long-planned. She's excited to live on her own with no restrictions, we are terrified due to her long history of risky behavior and struggles with borderline personality disorder and PTSD from abuse. [more inside]
I think my half-sister has some sort of personality disorder, and I want to limit her involvement in my life going forward. But I still want to have a relationship with our mutual father... [more inside]
Seeking structured, regular activities for my son, an 18-year-old with disorganized-type schizophrenia who is freshly recovering from his second psychotic episode. We are in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
My little one is going to be admitted to a psychiatric program. Please help me understand what that means. [more inside]
If exercise helps with depression and anxiety, what type of exercise helps most? I'm open to both sciency answers of the "Here's a study that says structured group activities yield the fastest results" variety and personal accounts like "Long distance running saved my life." [more inside]
Would a U.S. health care service provider be required to publicly report the improper disposal and disclosure of health care records and other personal information? [more inside]
Hi Hivemind. So, when I was a kid I suffered badly from intrusive thoughts. I am a LOT better now, but every so often my intrusive thoughts get triggered, usually from being in a particular place where I had a bad episode as a teenager. I have to go there regularly and often at night when I am trying to go to sleep I'll have another episode. How to deal, apart from therapy? I'm on the waiting list. [more inside]
My son is 17 years old, turning 18 at the end of July. In mid-May, he was hospitalized for two weeks when he became floridly psychotic -- his first episode. As he recovers post-hospitalization, I want to get some sort of guardianship in place so that I can step in and manage his healthcare and finances if he's unable to. I don't know, however, what kinds of options there are; I've heard the terms "healthcare proxy" and "power of attorney", but I haven't wrapped my brain around what those encompass, or what it would entail to apply for these things. One person says I need a good lawyer; another says I just need to get a boilerplate form from Staples and get it notarized. I'm in Massachusetts -- Boston/Cambridge/MetroWest. Hope me please! [more inside]
How do balance respecting a parent's age and experience and treating them well when they aren't acting their age? Sorry for the length. I am not sure how to make it shorter. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with a mental health program called WRAP, Wellness Recovery Action Plan. It was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland and it looks like groups exist all over the English-speaking world. [more inside]
I'm sure that my friend (who lives cross-country) is dealing with un-diagnosed untreated mental illness. I'm 99% sure it's bipolar disorder, based on lots of information and evidence. I don't want this thread to be about diagnosing, but rather about how to help (I think we can agree that the steps I should take to help would be largely the same regardless of what he's grappling with, right?). [more inside]
Coworker/friend/mentor really, really depressed... and with good reason. Can/should I help? How? Wall o' sadness inside. [more inside]
I have so many problems--I'm so far from being the person I want to be --that I don't even know where to start. If you were me, what would you do this week to try to build up to some change? [more inside]
My sister (in her 20's) has recently been diagnosed as bipolar, after many manic episodes that have previously been attributed to depression. Right now she is staying with our parents and driving them crazy - every time I talk to my mom on the phone she is either close to tears or past that line. I have no idea how to help, maybe you do? [more inside]
What are the potential consequences of having an official mental illness diagnosis on your record? [more inside]
What can I do to help my mother and siblings cope with an abusive parent? [more inside]
Former intern has become mentally ill and sends numerous disturbing (but not threatening) emails. Not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
Significant cognitive impairment following first major bipolar manic/mixed episode -- is it permanent? [more inside]
Do people prone to depression and similar illnesses tend to (unwittingly?) form social groups together?
Do people prone to depression and similar illnesses tend to (unwittingly?) form social groups together? [more inside]
I need professional help with trying to save my marriage to a person who has had profound anger, anxiety, and depression issues since childhood. I need help with leading her toward restarting therapy (and potentially toward reconsidering her insistence on no chemical treatment). Our relationship is in serious jeopardy and we have a child. [more inside]
How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
My best friend is a doctor in Miami (with a board-certified specialism) and he's having a nervous breakdown. He's afraid that if he checks himself into a mental hospital he'll lose his licence to practice medicine. I have couple of questions. [more inside]
I need to end my marriage, but don't know how to tell my husband I want out, since I fear for my property and personal safety. [more inside]
Are we party to someone else’s delusion and/or scam? I am concerned that a colleague of my husband’s is so mentally ill/needy that she has invented a lethal illness; and now this deception/delusion has spread to involve many other people. Long explanation inside. [more inside]
So I missed out on my 20's, how to catch up? Should I catch up? Lengthy explanation inside. [more inside]
Bipolar, doing better, wanting to get an MBA... [more inside]
Can you suggest any great books about living with borderline personality disorder, either for partners or for people with BPD tendencies and behaviors? also, am I ruined forever? I feel like damaged goods. I'd be happy to hear from anyone living with BPD, too.
How can I best support my family in a situation involving domestic turmoil and mental illness? This is an abnormally long question but I tried to include everything. [more inside]
My mentally ill mother hired a private investigator to track me down... among other things. Please help! [more inside]
How do I learn to accept a severely modified life as a result of a psychiatric disability? [more inside]
How do you get a 19 year old who has already been convicted of a felony into rehab for cocaine abuse?
How do you get a 19 year old who has already been convicted of a felony into rehab for cocaine abuse? Family complications outlined inside. [more inside]
Should I mention my mental illness on my graduate school statement of intent? [more inside]
How should I go about handling my (very) mentally ill father who goes through (primarily) emotionally/psychologically abusive phases with anyone he holds a relationship with? Completely cutting off contact is probably not a solution for a few reasons. [more inside]
I am looking for a forum or community (e.g. Facebook group) about mental illness being dismissed by churches as sin or demon possession, or people with obvious mental illnesses not being referred to doctors by their pastors. [more inside]
Is it legal (or even safe) to buy friendship? [more inside]
Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
Should I try to convince my mother to move across the country so I can take care of her and improve our relationship?
Due to years of my mother’s mental illness, dependency on prescription medication, and wildly varying levels lying leading to all sort of trust issues, I am a 30-year old woman with a very complicated relationship with my aging mom. I feel more than a little guilt and sadness about this, and authentically would like to improve our relationship. There are, of course complications. [more inside]
I'm looking for scientific information on whether a person who is not suffering from mental illness can experience ongoing, coherent auditory hallucinations, specifically voices. [more inside]
I'm pretty sure my father is mentally ill and I need to get him into some sort of public assistance living situation. Does anyone have experience with something like that? What do I do? [more inside]
How to manage an inheritance when we don' t know how responsible the person (now 18) will be? [more inside]
Can incorrect and speculative family history be corrected on my medical records? [more inside]
My friend is crazy, and does not accept it, and will not consider getting help [more inside]
Friend in trouble: bipolar, taking Zoloft, smoking huge amount of marijuana which exacerbates his mania. He's acting crazy. I'm far away -- how can I help? Especially, how can I support his girlfriend, and convince him to accept treatment and quit the pot? Other advice about treatment for bipolar disorder? [more inside]
My mother has gone bonkers, but she won't admit it on her own. How can I help her get help? [more inside]
My husband's grandson (my stepson's son) came to live with us last week after Child Protective Services removed him from his mother's care. She still has legal custody of him. What are the benefits and drawbacks of getting legal custody of him through the courts? [more inside]
My partner shows all the classic signs of depression, yet vehemenently declares that they are not depressed. [more inside]