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    nhaar got a reaction from Floor2017 in Back at home and facing a problem with antipsychotics   
    If I could, I would give you some of my energy and motivation to get started. Getting started is the hardest part. I wish you all the best!
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    nhaar got a reaction from LonelyHiker in Back at home and facing a problem with antipsychotics   
    If I could, I would give you some of my energy and motivation to get started. Getting started is the hardest part. I wish you all the best!
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    nhaar got a reaction from JD4010 in Back at home and facing a problem with antipsychotics   
    If I could, I would give you some of my energy and motivation to get started. Getting started is the hardest part. I wish you all the best!
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    nhaar got a reaction from Ratvan in Back at home and facing a problem with antipsychotics   
    If I could, I would give you some of my energy and motivation to get started. Getting started is the hardest part. I wish you all the best!
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    nhaar reacted to JD4010 in Back at home and facing a problem with antipsychotics   
    Congratulations! Good to "see" you posting again.
    I've gained a lot of weight recently too. It's crazy. I used to be really skinny. I want to be skinny again so I have to get busy!
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    nhaar reacted to Ratvan in Back at home and facing a problem with antipsychotics   
    You seem to be doing a lot better, for that I am glad
    "Hypomania is gone so I am delightfully enjoying steady mindset. I've still got lot of energy but I guess that's the real me - active, motivated and creative. Sometimes it's hard to recognize the real you when you've been sick so long and your illness has become part of your identity. Or at least you think it's who you are. You are not your illness even though it's part of you."
    That last sentence is perfect, should in fact be a t-shirt.
    "I learned lot of useful tools at the ward when I participated in psycho-education. I have tried to use those tools as much as I can. One I remember well is to do one thing a day that you need to do. And do one thing a day that brings you joy. It doesn't matter if you can't feel joy. You just need to do things that promote your feeling of control and capacity. Some day you will notice that one thing brings you joy again. For me these things usually are household chores and doing my makeup. No matter how tired I feel I will do a chore and I will put on my makeup."
    That's also a great practise 
    I hope you continue to go from strength to strength
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    nhaar reacted to JD4010 in Hypomanic   
    As always, I'm wishing you the best.
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    nhaar reacted to Floor2017 in Update   
    I’m happy that things are beginning to come together for you.  Continue to work on yourself and hopefully you will be able to do all the things that you have dreamed about doing when you return home.  I wish you nothing but the best as you continue to move forward 
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    nhaar reacted to Atra in Update   
    I'm glad you're doing better - improved mood and functionality. The cruise might have been a little challenging, sounds like you managed it very well. 
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    nhaar reacted to LonelyHiker in Update   
    Glad you're doing/feeling better 🙂
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    nhaar reacted to Lady Mozzer in Adults self-harm too   
    I used to self harm too. For me it was more a release type of feeling. I don`t talk a lot about my illness or what it makes me feel so cutting was a way for me to release those feelings. I also used to do it just to feel something when I numb. I stopped self harming maybe 3 years ago. Just know this it is possible to stop. I wish you luck on your journey.
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    nhaar reacted to JD4010 in Adults self-harm too   
    I think my excessive drinking was a form of self harm. My mind thought it was a good idea.
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    nhaar reacted to JD4010 in Someday I'll be Saturday night - ward day 10   
    I think that listening to music again--and having it affect you emotionally--is an excellent gauge of progress!
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    nhaar reacted to Floor2017 in Life in a psychiatric hospital   
    Thank you for sharing with us how things are going with you and giving us a glimpse of what life is like in treatment.
     I used to actually work in one several years ago and my job was to listen to them and to help them but there life stories on paper.  So,that we would be better equipped to help them 
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    nhaar reacted to JD4010 in Life in a psychiatric hospital   
    @nhaar Thank you for your dispatch from inside the hospital. I really appreciate it. The facilities in the US have a bad reputation; some of it deserved I'm sure. My former GF told me some real horror stories about her time inside one.
    Best wishes to you. And by all means, please keep posting updates!
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    nhaar got a reaction from JD4010 in Life in a psychiatric hospital   
    I am glad if anyone find this post helpful. 
    @Depressedgurl007 it is exactly the way you thought. I find it so much easier to be here than at home where everything reminds me of things I fail. 
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    nhaar reacted to Depressedgurl007 in Life in a psychiatric hospital   
    Wow those are detailed info and photos. I do wonder what will I do if I ever need to get warded in a psychiatric hospital. And now I know.. though my area might be a bit different.. Learned something new today thanks. It does feel much better when there’s no daily life stress to deal with right? 
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    nhaar reacted to Ratvan in Back to ward   
    I really hope you get the help you need
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    nhaar reacted to JD4010 in Back to ward   
    Hey, thanks for checking in. I've been wondering how you are doing.
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    nhaar reacted to Bulgakov in The appointment   
    Hi Nhaar,
    I'm glad to hear your newest doc seems to be a fit for you.  It sounds like both you and the doc feel that an in-house stay would be a good move for you right now.  You've said that it's urgent that you get a change, and I hope whatever decision you make will get you moving in a positive direction. 
    I also get that you're looking for immediate relief right now, and that ECT is what works.  There''s not a lot of new information on the current regimen for ECT.  Aside from atypical loss of memory, usually temporary, there seems to be no alarming incidence of short or long term ill effects.  There are exceptions as you're aware.  I get that urgency is the treatment plan today.  Have you any direction for therapy beyond the repeated ECT?  I wish I could help you there. 
    I don't know the rules in your homeland.  In the U.S., in my state anyway, a person who voluntarily checks themselves in, can, in emergencies, check themselves out if they are willing to sign a paper saying they are leaving without the blessing of the attending doctors.  Is it the same there?  I did this once, from a regular hospital, and was glad the option was there. 
    Regardless, it's good to know you are making your own moves towards help, and I hope you soon get a break from the ride you've been on for a time.
    best, Bulgakov
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    nhaar reacted to Ratvan in What happened to my October goals?   
    I think you have done well in all honesty, none of us know what is coming our way.
    For me I agree with @Bulgakov, I think that the most important goal that you set was achieved. You've done great with that and keeping on your meds and off the drink. 
    I think that if this works for you, then you should carry on setting yourself goals. 
    Just be careful not to try and over reach or stretch
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    nhaar reacted to Bulgakov in What happened to my October goals?   
    I think where it was most important, #8, you did well.   I "liked" the honesty.
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    nhaar got a reaction from Ratvan in January 18   
    I like that idea of three faces. It says it's okay to have three faces. No need to feel bad about it. Besides it pretty much how it is. 
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    nhaar reacted to Ratvan in January 18   
    I reveal different things to different people. The Japanese believe that you have 3 Faces, The First Face you show the world, the Second Face to close friends and family, the 3rd Face you never show anyone.
    It is that 3rd Face (our opinion of ourselves) that causes the most pain. At least in the modern world where being Positive, Materialistic and Vapid are character traits that are lauded. 
    I don't post on Social Media other then updates on my Pets, and also to find homes for the foster animals that I take in. The rare pictures I have of myself on their is usually because an animal is making a scene (sat on my head, trying to get food, wanting cuddles etc) in very very very rare cases I will post a Mental Health topic (support groups) or a thank you message to the charity whose meeting I attended. This usually gets mixed messages, I get a lot of DM's (that I don't open) and assume is either flaming or designed to annoy me whereas on my post or story I get messages of support (mostly from Females I notice)
    Anyway, I hope that you have a good morning again tomorrow
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    nhaar reacted to LonelyHiker in January 12   
    This is the best anecdote for depression that I've ever heard in my entire life. 
    You've captured it's pure essence perfectly.
     
    ((((Hugs))))
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