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1225345074
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 7/9/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all, I've posted once before and I would just like to apologize for that particular post.  I wasn't myself when I wrote that and I said alot more than I intended to.  I'm also sorry for how arrogant I sounded, I read what I wrote the next day and was disgusted by some of the things I said.  If anyone even remembers it, I'm not really that full of myself.  So anyways, I guess I'm just looking for advice that would help me improve myself and live a more normal life.
 
Okay, I don't ever leave my house, for some reason I'm terrified of other people.  It's like I can feel their eyes on me, sizing me up.  Social insecurity is my biggest problem I suppose, because I've essentially segregated myself in school and unfortunately probably shut myself off from a good college.  I've been to quite a few psychiatrists throughout the years and can't stand the tricks they use to try and get people to open up so I would rather be recommended ways I can treat myself if possible.  I don't want to ramble, so again, I'm very sorry for how arrogant my last post was and I would graciously appreciate any self-help advice anyone has to offer. 

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/9/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
hey things happen, don't remember the post, it is in the past my friend so don't worry. i have a rant and vent at times myself. it is great that you realized what was said, i admire your courage in expressing regret. self-help, maybe you can do some mirror work. stick up some faces of people and have a chat. sounds weird, i do weird stuff-and for me it works. i wish you well, and well done for coming back and posting. true gutz. i respect that. jamie. keep posting. and take care of you.
 
male, 37, dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.

getting by
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   Posted 7/10/2009 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried talking to a therapist other than a psychiatrist? They are great help. You need to open up in your sessions. That is what it is all about. Please keep trying, be honest, that is the only way that they can actually help you. Don't feel afraid or ashamed, we have all gone through this. It isn't easy, but it is better than suffering.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello 1225345074,

I responded to your first post but I do not remember exactly what you posted as it is deleted as you know.

I am thinking that you are a teenager but that may be wrong.  I also am not sure what your issues are so if you would like help perhaps you could open up a bit and share what your issues are?  You were dx, I think, with depression or bipolar but you are not fond of therpists as you don't trust them.

Trust may be one of the issues you need to work on but again I have no background other then your most recent post.

If you are willing to talk with us I am sure we could offer you some ideas for self help but knowing your issues would help us to interact.  :)

Kind Regards,
Kitt

 


 

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1225345074
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 7/18/2009 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been diagnosed specifically with bipolar a long time ago and more recently (a couple of years ago), clinical depression if that helps anyone understand my position a little bit more.  I suppose that I may just be pulling my own leg, but what I mean about tricks is that most of the people I have seen never come right out and ask me anything relevant about my situation.  It's always, "How are you feeling?", "What have you been doing?" and then waiting for me to fill the empty silence with some kind of deep self-reflection after an awkward answer.  It is probably important to mention that I have never seen anyone voluntarily, it's always been mandatory so there could be a difference in personal skill of the practitioner.  Or maybe I just hate accepting responsibility.  I find it very hard to open up to people or even make eye contact, so I'm sure that contributes.  Thank you all for so many responses though, and yes I'm seveneen if that means anything.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/18/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
 

The essential purpose of therapy is to enable a better understanding and awareness of yourself. Thus the Therapist is there to help guide you in identifying your own feelings and not there to tell you what you should and should not feel. Therapy is about exploring why certain thoughts feelings and behaviours get in the way of our well-being and ability to lead a full and satisfying life.
Each one of us  is unique and so are the problems that we have to deal with.  I truly believe that therapy on a volunteer basis is something you should look into. 
 
Please remember that therapy is not a magic cure and you won't just "snap out of depression" but therapy can help you if you have the patience to work through your problems and to believe in yourself.
 
We believe in you and each of us understands where you are  coming from and what you are  going through.
 

With kindest personal regards,
Kitt


 


 

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1225345074
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 7/19/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, I'm just writing this to say that this will be my last post.  Gracious thanks to everyone who gave advice, thanks for listening to me.
 
All the best,
      1225345074 
  
 
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