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Could Your Social Media Kill You

Facebook Depression – How Dangerous Is Social Media?

Have you ever looked at your Facebook feed and felt inadequate, lonely and left out? If you have, you are far from alone. People who check their social media accounts regularly have been found to be nearly three times more likely to suffer from depression in a study by the University of…

It is not easy to be alone in your mind. Talk to somebody.

Does Talking Really Help?

Everybody says that people should talk about problems and not bottle them up. Is that good advice? According to both old adages and modern psychologists the answer is a clear yes. Talking through things that are bothering a person allows them to define the problem, keep it in perspective, and…

Always discuss both risks and benefits with your healthcare provider

Side Effects of Depression Medication- Fact vs Fiction

(Part 2 of a 5 part series)   While the focus of this is on the side effects of antidepressants for a detailed example, it is relevant for all mental health/psychiatric classifications of medications.   All medications have the potential for side effects. Before deciding that statement means they should…

Suicide & Self Harm Articles

Painless Suicide Methods

Painless Suicide Methods – Pain Free Death

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Most people find SF when the pain is so bad that they can’t take it any more. That is how I found SF. If you are here, reading this, the chances are you are so tired of hurting, so exhausted by the relentless black hole of pain inside you that you…

Depression & Mental Health Articles

5 Ways to Cope with Impulse Control Disorder

5 Ways to Cope with Impulse Control Disorder

For those that are unaware, an ICD (or impulse control disorder) is a psychiatric disorder that doesn’t allow much, or any, control over an urge to do something that results in hurting themselves or others. As someone who suffers from this disorder I’ve decided to help others figure out what…

Suicide does not end the pain- it just moves it and spreads it to more people.

Advancements in Mental Health Research – Have Your Say

Ik”When I was 15 years old my step-father took his own life. This was, and still is, an extremely emotional experience, but since I have been determined to further my understanding of the psychology of suicide, to learn of the stressors faced by individuals who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and…

Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

This articles is all about the Bipolar Disorder spectrum, what it is, signs and symptoms, treatment and we have also included a list of links and resources which you may find useful. You can also discuss your experiences with bipolar disorder on our community and share any useful hints and…

Emotional Support Articles

Distraction Mechanisms in a Crisis

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As I write this article, I would probably class myself as being in crisis. It’s a horrible place to be and it feels like no matter how hard I try, I cannot feel better. I have been told by the Crisis Team to distract as much as possible. This advice…