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New Members: Introductions

Tell us a bit about yourself... as much or as little as you wish. How did you find this forum? What interests you about it? What else interests you? Have you seen my socks? Anything you like... :-)
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General Support & Advice

Questions about current issues in your life
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** CRISIS RESOURCES **

Are you in crisis? These resources may help. Please post useful resources you find, either internet sites or help lines, here.
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Psychology, Psychiatry, and Mental Health

General discussions about psychology, psychiatry, mental illness, and mental health issues.
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The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

News. Accurate information. Resources. Coping with anxiety, fear, and separation. Warnings. Scams.
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Health Care, Medicare, Disability, ODSP, SSI

Access to medical and mental health care. Applying for or appealing government or private insurance disability plans: What you need, how long it will take, what you should and should not do.
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Mental Health in the Workplace and on Campus

Coping with workplace stress, depression, or harassment. Stress and depression in students: coping with school and campus life. Burnout and stress leave. Short-term sick leave or long-term disability, and returning to work after being on leave.
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Attitudes, Myths, Stigma, and Raising Awareness

Public attitudes toward mental illness. Myths about mental illness. The problem of stigma and the stigmatization of mental illness sufferers.
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Mental Health Information on the Internet

Recommended internet sources. How to evaluate health and mental health sites on the internet and in the media.
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Technology, Health, and Mental Health

Effects of modern technology on physical, social, and mental health.
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Computers, Technology, and the Internet

Computers; computer security, software, and hardware; technology, the internet, and search engines.
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Anxiety, Stress, and Worrying

Anxiety disorders and stress management.
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Sub-forums:
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Panic Disorder

Panic attacks, with and without agoraphobia
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder :: OCD

OCD - what it is and how to cope.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder :: PTSD

PTSD may result from a single traumatic experience or a series of incidents, including natural disasters, acts of violence, and childhood or adult abuse.
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Shyness & Social Anxiety

Coping with social situations including shyness, self-consciousness, and anxiety.
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Depression, Dysthymia, Seasonal Affective Disorder

Depression, dysthymia, and seasonal affective disorder - causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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Bipolar Disorder, Cyclothymia

Bipolar Disorder or Manic-Depression - causes, symptoms, and treatment. Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorders. Cyclothymia.
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Suicide

Questions about suicide, suicidal thinking, and suicide prevention.
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Grief and Bereavement

How to cope, what to expect, finding support when you want it, finding help when you need it.
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Eating Disorders

General discussions about eating disorders, eating for comfort, eating as a coping mechanism, binge eating, compulsive eating, compulsive exercising, etc.
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Body Image and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body image issues and how they contribute to eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression.
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Dieting, Nutrition, Supplements, Weight Management

Healthy and unhealthy weight management. Nutrition: What's good for you and what isn't? Popular diets - how good are they? Are they safe? Do they work? What works and doesn't work for you?
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Anger & Anger Management

From explosive rage including road rage to bottled up anger - finding appropriate and effective ways to express and disperse anger.
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Bullying, Harassment, Interpersonal Violence

Bullies and their victims, fighting, aggressive behavior, harassment, and interpersonal violence.
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Abuse, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse

Domestic violence, spousal abuse, child abuse - physical, sexual or emotional-psychological - it's all abuse and it's all destructive. See also Adult Survivors and Victims of Crime.
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Surviving Abuse or Dysfunctional Families

Adult Survivors of childhood abuse, adult abuse, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Dysfunctional Families. See also Victims of Crime.
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Relationships

Dating, living together, marriage - helping relationships to grow and staying connected.
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Family and Friends

Questions about coping with or helping friends or family members.
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Self-Esteem, Self-Concept, Relating to Others

What is self-esteem? What is identity? What is self-concept? Problems with low self-esteem or negative self-concept. Introversion-Extraversion. HSPs. Abandonment.
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Pets and Pet Therapy

Pets as family, friends, support, and therapy, including Psychiatric Service Dogs.
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Parenting

Finding solutions to the challenges and worries of parenting and finding a balance between being a parent and just being YOU.
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Pregnancy, Infertility, Newborns, Toddlers

Planning pregnancy. Infertility. Miscarriage. Managing healthy pregnancies and very young infants and toddlers - for mom, dad, and the rest of the family. Managing depression, anxiety, and other disorders during pregnancy. Postpartum depression.
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ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Attention problems, impulsivity, hyperactivity: is it ADHD, or something else? Strategies for managing ADHD.
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Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Central Processing Disorders, and other learning disabilities: Diagnosis and Management.
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Tourette Syndrome and Tourette Syndrome Plus

Tourette Syndrome and related tic disorders. There are several Associated or Comorbid Issues and Disorders that may be linked to Tourette Syndrome and subsumed under the category Tourette Syndrome Plus, including ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Depression, OCD, andOppositional Defiant Disorder & Behavior Problems.
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Memory and Memory Disorders

Memory, amnesia, repressed memory, recovered memories, and false memory syndrome.
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Sleep, Dreams, Insomnia

Sleep, dreaming, insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders.
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Self-Injury

Self-injury, self-mutilation, cutting, etc.
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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality) and other dissociative states or disorders
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Other Disorders

Disorders not included in other categories.
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Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and related syndromes.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism, Asperger Syndrome, etc.
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Personality Disorders: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, etc.
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Antisocial Personality Disorder & Psychopathy

Also known as APD and Psychopathy.
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Borderline Personality Disorder

Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Friends, partners, and family members of individuals with BPD.
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Partners and friends of Narcissists. Children of Narcissistic Parents.
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Substance Use and Abuse :: Addictions

Alcohol and drug use or abuse, nicotine, caffeine, and other addictions.
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Marijuana, Cannabis

Risks of recreational marijuana use and abuse
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Medical Marijuana and CBD

Evidence and lack of evidence for the use of medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) to treat medical and mental health conditions
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Compulsive Behaviors & Behavioral Addictions

Compulsive gambling, compulsive internet behaviors, compulsive shopping, etc.
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Prescription Medications and OTC Drugs

Prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs: How do they work? How long do you need to take them? What are common side effects and drug interactions?
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Alternative Medicine & Therapies - Natural Remedies

The pros and cons of herbal remedies, "natural" remedies, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other alternative approaches
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Just for Fun

Humor, fun quizzes, quirks and quarks - fun stuff.
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Just Chat

This is for light chat or conversation. If you are seeking support, do NOT post here. Instead, try General Support and Advice or a more specific category or forum.
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News and Current Issues

Current issues not necessarily related to mental health. Unusual or interesting items from the news; human interest stories; stories of inspiration, the weird and the wonderful; current events and issues such as climate change and tolerance.
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