Suicide and Emotional Crisis Hotlines
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) (toll-free)
1-800-799-4TTY (4889) (for the hearing impaired; toll-free)
If you are in need of immediate help or you think you could hurt yourself or someone else, call 911 for help or one of these numbers for someone to talk to.
But I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell, I know right now you can't tell, but stay a while and maybe then you will see a different side of me....
Bipolar or manic depressive disorder is a mood disorder that causes radical emotional changes and mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows. The majority of Bipolar individuals experience alternating episodes of mania and depression from a minor state of life, to lifelong disability. The information here should not be used as a substitute for seeking medical care for diagnose or treatment. We are strictly volunteered based. The group is being created for all to come via "Multiple" mental disorders they may be going through with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder and other serious brain diseases are an extreme challenge for the individual and the entire family.
Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects how one eats, and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things!
Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts.
It affects how one eats, and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things.
Mental Health and Wellness disorders are illnesses that involve the body, mood, spirit, and thoughts! It affects how one eats, and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things! Sometimes referred to as Psychiatric or Psychologic Disorders, Mental Health Disorders are caused by complex interactions between Physical, Psychologic, Social, Cultural, and Hereditary influences. They involve disturbances in thinking, emotion, and/or behavior. Small disturbances in these aspects of life are common, but when such disturbances distress the person greatly, interfere with daily life, or both, they are considered Mental Illness or a Mental Health Disorder. The effects of Mental Illness may be long-lasting or temporary. We believe that people become empowered to help themselves and others when they feel a part of something. Sharing in your journey with others will help take the focus off of yourself and in return I feel, and have heard others as well state that they felt much gratification that their story and or struggles just may be for a reason, to help those struggling and in reaching out to those whom don't have a voice yet! We offer to help those individuals diagnosed by sharing coping mechanisms, in hopes to learn from each other’s struggles, and possibly be able to lend a helping hand in helping someone else.... Communicating, sharing, and connecting with others in a community will have a positive effect on healing in your life…. If you have been diagnosed with any Mental Health Disorder we Welcome you to this peer support group. We offer you to give and gain peer support through your journey of symptoms, triggers, treatment, and recovery. We do not participate in our support group community as Professionals! We are Advocates on The Road to Recovery!
Mental Health Support Community offers a safe haven for individuals with the same challenges to connect. We offer to help those individuals diagnosed with Mental Health disorders by sharing coping mechanisms, in hopes to learn from each others struggles, and possibly be able to lend a helping hand in helping someone else.
You must be 18 yrs. or older to join in our Support Community....
Joining something that you can relate to, I have heard more times than not, and felt myself, when searching for support, and finally found a place to fit in where people understood me, really empowered me, to reach out more. It took a great deal of focus off of myself, and in return, I, and have heard, started to feel much gratification that my story / journey, and or struggles may just be for a reason, to help those whom don't have a voice yet...
A from one of the Staff:
I've always been a very passionate person luckily for without that passion I would have no drive.
I lost about every ounce of passion on the day I got diagnosed on January 15, 2000 as Bipolar I with Mixed State and a Rapid Cycler. And lost my job of 8 years of loyalty.
Everything I do in my life comes from my heart where my passion lies without that passion I have no drive.
A few years later after I became more educated understanding towards myself and accepting of my diagnosis I picked up that pen and felt the passion return again!
Compassion is meant to be shared and spread through the unchanging truths of ones hope for friendship support and understanding through many of our own creative ways.
Infusing our fresh expression of our own faithful way in how to cope daily hourly or sometimes for me by the minute! I am gonna be honest as u probably already know it is very trying and down right exhausting.
Luckily my drive passion and inspiration never did lose focus!
So take a chance go beyond the ordinary it may take some time but I can promise you, you won't regret it. JmaC
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Your Concerns are our concerns..... Email'S To Support. Jan / email@example.com & or Laura / firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge is Necessary....
Have Blessed Day and Good Afternoon....
Have a Blessed Evening and Peaceful Sleep....
This is the place to post if your post doesn't for any where else....The Sanity Score LINK http://www.sanityscore.com/ share scores and compare notes....
ECT - Electric Convulsive Therapy symptoms and side effects and more. / BIPOLAR DISORDERS I, II, UNI-POLAR ( MIXED STATES, RAPID CYCLER, ETC.About Bipolar Disorder ) - For the discussion and support on people struggling with Bipolar Disorder with Mania, & HypoMania. / ANXIETY, PANIC DISORDER, & PHOBIAS - General discussion and support for those who have Anxiety Disorders including Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias. / DEPRESSION - For the discussion and support of those who cope with Depressive Disorders,including Dysthymia. "NO posts of Suicide Intentions" allowed, SEE the *TRIGGER & BOUNDARIES CASE* / SCHIZOPHRENIA, SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER - Support and discussion forum for people living with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder. / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR YOUR PSYCHIATRIST / MEETING WITH PSYCHIATRIST / PSYCHIATRIC ADVANCED DIRECTIVE. / DIALECTAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY.... MENTAL HEALTH BEHAVIORAL SCREENING FORM ;BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILD !
DISSOCIATIVE DISORDER - For the support of people with Depersonalization, ( such as DID also known as Multiple Personality Disorder. ) / BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER - For the discussion and support of BPD. / ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER ( COMBINED TYPE, & ACADEMIC DEFICIT ) - For the discussion and support of people dealing with ADHD as well as Cognitive Behavior. / BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER - For the discussion and support of obsessiveness about your appearance, and body image. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER - For the support to those struggling with daily rituals pertaining to OCD. / SCHIZOPHRENIA AND PSYCHOSIS - A place for folks to gain support who have Schizophrenia , Delusional, or Psychotic Disorders. / POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - A place for support for those suffering with PTSD. / EATING DISORDERS - For the discussion and support for folks who deal with eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Over Eating. / ANXIETY....
SOCIAL GROUP COMMUNITY - Share in fun, healthy discussions about pets, hobbies and etc. "NOT" pertaining to Mental Health. The rest of the forums here are so serious! We need a place to kick back and not be so serious. This is the place ...
CURRENT NEWS - For the discussion regarding current events. / RECIPES & HEALTHY LIVING - Postings for recipes, and positive tips for healthy living. / FAVORITE QUOTES..../ CREATIVE CORNER - A Place for poetry, stories, songs, & anything else inspired by your own creativity. / ABBREVIATIONS FOR POSTING'S - Common abbreviation's used.
SHARE THE AIR; We want all to have the opportunity to share! GIVE BACK; We often benefit by offering support to others by sharing in our own struggles, triumphs, and experiences! DIFFERENCES OF OPINIONS ARE OKAY; We are all entitled to our own point of view! WE ARE ALL EQUALS; Accept all Cultural, Linguistic, Social, and Racial differences and promote their acceptance! USE "I" IN SUPPORT GROUP LANGUAGE; We do not participate in our Support Group / Community as Professionals, we do not instruct,k or advise. However we share in our own experiences. Only we know what is best for our own Health along with our Doctor's instructions! IT''S OKAY NOT TO SHARE; People may just read. You do not have to share if you do not want to! IT'S EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THE SUPPORT GROUP / COMMUNITY A SAFE HAVEN TO SHARE! We respect confidentiality, treat each other with kindness, and show compassion! You must be 18 years or older to join in our Support Group / Community! The *Goal *of Mental Health Support Community is that with Professional help "Support" greatly increases the chance of individuals suffering from Mental Illness to either begin, or continue on their way to, or through Recovery. Along with your Medically approved Treatment, we hope you Meet, Greet, Share, and Support with others who are dealing with the same struggles that come along with dealing with these types of Illnesses! The *Mission* of Mental Health Support Community is to limit the harm that a Mental Health Diagnosis can inflict by offering Peer Support through this Net-Work; by connecting people around the World to another in order to share your own Fears, Medication Management, possible Side Effects, Therapy, Joy's, and Sorrow's! If you have been diagnosed with any Mental Health Disorder we Welcome you to this Peer Support Group / Community. We offer you to give, and gain Peer Support through your journey of Symptoms, Triggers, Treatment, and Recovery. We encourage you to share your journey of Therapy and form friendships with others who are battling the same fight that you are! Sincerely, The Support Team....
Get Immediate Help People often don't get the Mental Health support they need because they don't know where to start. Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services. If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use these resources to find help for yourself, your friends, your family, or your students. Emergency Medical Services - 911 If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/i ... index.html If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Site exit disclaimer. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. or Live Online Chat https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/i ... index.html Sincerely, The Support Team....
For the Help and Support through Mental Health & Wellness Recovery....
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY / MINDFULNESS / EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE / CBT / LOUISE HAY / Work Books by Chapter ETC....
GOAL'S / ACCOMPLISHMENTS / SELF HELP / GRATITUDE / AWARENESS' / POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS / THERE IS A WAY TO START EACH DAY / NOW IS THE TIME / 170 WAYS TO SEIZE THE MOMENT....
OFF TOPIC # 1 / OFF TOPIC # 2 / MISC.... Posts "not" having to do with a certain topic ! / THE BLUE"S CAFE. / THE READING CORNER - For the discussion of books you are currently reading, favorite authors etc.... / THE HOBBY WORK SHOP....
MOOD LEVEL SCORES, & LEVELS of MANIA, DEPRESSION, and IRRITABILITY "From the Bipolar Journal" / Mood Level'S Defined by Diagnosis. / MOOD LEVEL SCORE'S BY SYMPTOM. MOOD LEVELS DEFINED / SYMPTOMS OF MANIA & DEPRESSION....
MOOD CHART / ANXIETY CHART / PAIN CHART / & SLEEP SCALE by Description & #....THOUGHT DIARY....
For the discussion of issues relating to relationships and how to improve communication in a relationship. A place to talk about relationship difficulties such as how hard it is to make relationships work.
A place for people with all spiritual beliefs. Faiths to offer support and compassion in the form of prayer. Meditations and expression to one's own spirituality. This topic is for Support "not" a religious debate ! / PRAYERS FOR THOSE IN NEED / BEDSIDE BLESSINGS....
A place to talk about self-injury such as occurs when people cut, burn or otherwise damage themselves without intent to end their lives
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How To Get Mental Health Help
If you or someone you know has a mental health problem, there are ways to get help. Studies show that most people with mental health problems get better and many recover completely.
People often don’t get the mental health help they need because they don’t know where to start. Use these resources to find the help you, your friends, or family need.
Current and former servicemembers may face different health issues than the general public and may be at risk for mental health problems.
Mental health services may be available to you through your health insurance plan. Learn more about your coverage and options.
The National Institute of Mental Health supports research studies on mental health and disorders. Find out more about participating in a clinical trial.
Bipolar Patient Resources
Click below for details on a wide variety of valuable organizations and programs that promote education, offer support, and provide guidance for living well with bipolar disorder.
Services information index:
This page lists information on mental capacity and the law, what to expect of your psychiatrist and advice on emotional support for carers; plus further materials on how the mental health system works.
Frequently Asked Questions - How to get help: includes information on:
Book Reviews: Send in a book review: In this section we encourage our readers to review books they have read which have a mental health theme.
Disorders & Symptoms Screening Tests:
Adult ADD Screening Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with adult attention deficit disorder(ADHD/ADD).
QUICK Adult ADHD Screening Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with adult attention deficit disorder(ADHD/ADD). This is a quick, 6 question quiz.
Cork ADHD Quiz
Our newest screening test for attention deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD). This is a quick, 9 question quiz.
Childhood ADHD Screening Test
For helping to determine whether your child or teenage daughter or son has symptoms commonly associated withchildhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD).
Anxiety Screening Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with an anxiety disorder, such as panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.
QUICK Anxiety Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with an anxiety disorder, such as panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder. This is a quick, 7 question quiz.
Autism / Asperger's Test
Our longer, 50-question screening test helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with anautism spectrum disorder
QUICK Autism Screening Test
A short, quick 14-question screening measure to help you determine if you have symptoms consistent with an autism spectrum disorder.
Bipolar Screening Test
Our newest bipolar screening measure, based upon the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for possible diagnosis of bipolar disorder (both Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorders).
Bipolar Screening Quiz
Our older bipolar quiz, for helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression.
Bipolar Self-Test Mood Questionnaire - New!
Do you experience mood swings? Take this test to see if your mood swings may be a sign of something like bipolar disorder.
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with depression, and to track your depressive feelings over time.
QUICK Depression Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with depression.
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with a manic episode (or mania, a part ofbipolar disorder), and to track your manic feelings over time. Also, consider taking the Bipolar Screening Quiz.
Track your emotions over time -- every day or once a week -- and get immediate, actionable results.
Binge Eating Disorder Quiz
A quick, 8-question screen for helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with binge eating disorder.
Eating Disorder Screening Test
A quick, 5-question screen for helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia.
Do I Have an Eating Disorder? Quiz - New!
This 20-question quiz will help you determine if you may suffering from problem eating or an eating disorder.
Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26)
A more in-depth quiz can be used for helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia.
FOMO Quiz (Fear of Missing Out)
This quick, 10-question quiz will help you determine whether your fear of missing out (FOMO) is out of control or not.
Do you have complicated grief over the loss of a loved one? This 19-question quiz helps screen for complicated grief.
This quick 23-question quiz will help you discover if you may have a compulsive hoarding problem.
OCD Screening Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with adult obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD).
The Psychopathy Quiz
Are you (or someone you know) a psychopath? Answer 12 questions to find out now.
PTSD Screening Quiz
Our newest screening test for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is a quick, 6 question quiz.
PTSD Screening Quiz for Child Injury
For helping to determine whether you or your child have symptoms commonly associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Schizophrenia Screening Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with schizophrenia.
The Sleepiness Quiz
Do you suffer from daytime sleepiness? This quick, 8-question quiz will tell you.
Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Quiz
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT), a proposed third-factor of attention deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD). This is a quick, 9 question quiz.
Suicide Screening Quiz
The one question quiz that can determine your immediate risk for suicide.
Do I need therapy? Quiz
A short, 12-item quiz to help you determine whether you could benefit from psychotherapy right now in your life.
What's Your Sleep Like? Sleep Quiz
Do you suffer from a sleep problem? This quick, 12-question quiz will tell you.
Workplace Bullying Quiz
A quiz to help you determine if you may be the victim of workplace bullying.
The Loneliness Quiz
How lonely are you feeling right now? Find out how it compares with others.
Mental Health Screening Center:
These online screening tools are not a substitute for consultation with a health professional. Regardless of the results of a screen, if you have any concerns, see your doctor or mental health professional.
This screening form was developed from the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology Self-Report (QIDS-SR) which is in the public domain.
Take a confidential online depression screening
The Hamilton Anxiety Scale was authored by Max Hamilton. It is in the public domain.
Take a confidential online anxiety screening
Used with permission. This screening form was developed from the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ)
Take a confidential online mania screening
The Child Mania Rating Scale (CMRS) is a parent screening instrument for mania based on DSM-IV symptoms.
DBSA does not endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment for mood disorders.
RELATIONSHIPS & SEXUALITY:
The Sustainable Marriage Quiz
How much does your relationship expand your knowledge and make you feel good about yourself?
Parenting Style Quiz
What's your parenting style? Are you more democratic or authoritative? Is your style more strict or lenient?
How Deep is Your Love? Quiz
How passionate do you feel in your current relationship?
Energy Vampires Quiz
Are you being drained by an energy vampire? Answer 20 questions and we'll tell you.
Quick Compassionate Love Quiz
How compassionate do you feel in your relationship?
How Strong is Your Relationship? Quiz
For help in determining the strength of your current long-term relationship or marriage.
Do I have a Love, Lust or Loser Relationship?
For helping to determine whether your relationship is love, just lust, or a loser.
Sexual Addiction Screening Test
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with sexual addiction.
Romance Attachment Quiz
A 41-item quiz to help you determine your romantic attachment style -- whether relationships make you more anxious or avoidant.
Feeling Connected? Quiz
How connected in your relationship with your partner are you right now?
Domestic Violence Screening
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with someone in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship and domestic violence.
Interpersonal Communications Skills Test
How well do you communicate with others? In your personal life? In your work life? Do you have difficulty getting your point across?
Psych Central's Personality Test
A Big Five-based personality assessment that provides you personalized and detailed feedback across 5 distinct personality traits.
Jungian 16-Type Personality Test
A 64-question test that scores your personality traits as one of the MBTI 16 types.
Short Personality Test
A quick 10 item quiz that scores your big five personality traits -- extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experiences.
What's Your Emotional Type? Quiz
Knowing your emotional type can help you better cope with pain in your life.
Borderline Personality Test
A 12-item test to see whether you may have Borderline Personality Disorder.
Borderline Personality Quiz
This quick, 10-item test for Borderline Personality Disorder.
Narcissistic Personality Inventory
A 40-item personality test that tests for narcissism traits and narcissistic personality disorder. How narcissistic are you?
Emotional IQ Test
Your emotional IQ (or EQ) is equally as important as your IQ. While you can't measure your IQ accurately online, we can measure your emotional IQ abilities.
Self-esteem is a critical component to happiness, assertiveness and getting the things you want from life. Check our your self-esteem score here.
Dr. Phil's Personality Test
A fun 10 item quiz to see how your friends and others see you and your personality. Take it with a grain of salt.
Facebook Addiction Quiz
Are you a Facebook addict? Find out today.
Facebook Intensity Quiz
How intense a Facebook user are you? Find out now.
Are You a Geek?
Are you or aren't you? Well, find out in just 18 easy questions (unlike the absurd other online geek quizzes you find online!). Not scientific, just for fun.
Are You Addicted to the Internet?
Whether it's real or not, find out whether you're ad