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03 June 2010 @ 08:45 pm
Hey guys, so as I said, here are the things they teach us in therapy. I can't garantee you that this will work because everyone's different, but it can help. It helped me a lot. And it might take some times before working. Just don't give up on the first night if it doesn't!

There are multiple reason why one would have trouble sleeping, so first, you gotta identify in what category you fall into. Here are the reasons:

- If it takes you FOREVER before falling asleep
- If you keep waking up during the night
- If you have problems with your family/work/social problems and all of that

If it takes you a while before falling asleep when going to bed, this might be helpful:

routine is the keywordCollapse )

If you keep waking up during the night:

don't take naps!Collapse )

If you have family/personal/social issues:

talk about them!Collapse )

Well, that's it. I hope this can help someone. If you guys have found other ways to have a better night of sleep, don't be afraid to comment! :)

We also learned some relaxing exercises, so if you are interested, just let me know, and I'll type them up!
 
 
where am i: Canada, Montreal
mood im in: accomplishedaccomplished
listening to: lady antebellum - "need you now"
 
 
27 November 2009 @ 11:00 am
hey,
I'm kody. I'm 22 a part time student right now and I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 13. I have tried so many medications and none of them were right for me. so I decided that the best thing for me personally is not to be on meds. I don't condone this but it is right for me. I am a former cutter been clean for about 3 1/2 years. I still think about it all the time but I never do it. I'm an artists of sorts, i like to write, paint, knit, crochet, bead, over all create and ill pretty much try anything once. I'm straight but curious. I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years in January. I think that is all I have to say about me..

I joined cause I saw the post and I thought it would be a good idea to have one group for everything. I'm glad you made one cause I had been thinking about it for a while. I hope to read lost of posts and chat with you all soon..

thanks

kody
 
 
 
27 November 2009 @ 11:06 am
Hey, So my name is Jill, I haven't really been diagnosed with anything (well, anything that seems to fit) I've been a cutter since I was 15 (I'm 23) It's always been off and on. When I was 16 or 17 I was cutting regularly, hospitalized suicide. Teen angst I guess. I think whats more troubling is it's not something I've grown out of. I guess for a long time I thought it was just the after effects of smoking too much pot when I was 15. It's persisted with varying degrees of ups and downs and intensity. In the last year or two I've come to be made of aware of the fact that I dissociate and have since childhood. Perhaps it's all trauma based. I did want to mention there is a great site for people with mental illness and such called crazyboards.org It's not a livejournal thing so I hope it's ok that I mentioned. It really is a great place.
 
 
27 November 2009 @ 08:42 am
I guess, since i'm the mod, i should say a little something about myself? UHm. What can i say.

I'm 20. I live in Canada. I'm a part time student, part time employee (and my job sucks). I'm a full time big sister, and a bipolar with a borderline personality. It kinda sucks, but i guess I just have to learn to live with it. i'm a rapid cycler, so you never know what mood ill be in. I can be completely happy one minute and the next i'll be pissed at the world and depressed. I'm an ex-cutter, and still get urges sometimes, but i try to control them. So far, so good.

I'm on 37.5mg of effexor. 150mg of seroquel XR, 50mg of seroquel and .5mg of klonopin.

I guess i always kinda had a mental condition, but my parents were too busy to noticed, and when i started high school, i kinda hid it all with alcohol and drugs. then when high school was over. I was alone with myself and that's when it all started. the moodswings, the rages, the cutting (i was cutting before tho).

Sexuality? Well i'm bi. I have an amazing girlfriend. unfortunately, she lives far away and i dont get to see her nearly as much as i would want to.

I think that's about it.. I hope others will introduce themselves too!
 
 
where am i: parking lot
mood im in: coldcold
 
 
 
27 November 2009 @ 09:12 pm
Guess I'll be the first poster, if that's cool and just give a brief intro to myself.

My name's Matt. I'm born with ADD, and was bullied at school (primary and secondary), and developed from that paranoia, insomnia, night terrors, post traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts, depression, major low self esteem and panick attacks.

Why I'm here, is to I guess, not only get help for my own problems, but due to my experiences with these issues and having lived and survived them over the years, I'll be willing to help give advice and comfort to those who need it. So if anyone needs anything to chat about, if that's ok with the mods, I'll lend a virtual ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on if you need, and virtual hugs all round.

A little bit of extra info, I'm from Australia, I'm trying to write a novel, i'm bi, but choose to be straight, I'm a Bahai, but I'm also into all major religions and political ideas. I'm pretty much open to anything.

Ok, floors all yours.

Peace out from the Land of Oz,

The Whiz-Head (Matt)
 
 
 
27 November 2009 @ 08:12 am
Hey!

So that's my new comm. I think everything is set for ppl to start posting :) If I forgot something just leave me a comment here.

This comm is srsly just for ppl to talk and feel better about themselves. If they have questions and stuff like that. Actually you can post about almost everything. As long as its revelant to the community topic.

don't be shy!
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mood im in: hopefulhopeful