Has anyone actually managed to "FIX" their mental health?

Postby Frosteddonut9 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:04 am

HI new member here,

Just wanted to ask if anyone out there reading this has ever managed to have any form of permanent success, about getting over or living with their mental health problems?

No beating around the bush here, just is it actually possible yes or no, and if so how did you do it?

thanks in advance! - Have a good day, Frosteddonut9
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Postby moonlightress » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:05 am

Hey Frosteddonut

Yes.

I have bipolar 2 disorder. Not fixed. Not got over. But definitely living a good life with and despite of it. I won't lie, it has involved work and acceptance of some things.

I'll be happy to expand on this, if you want, after I have an exam and a move out of the way, in the next 2.5 weeks.
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Postby cathB » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:27 pm

Hello New Member too.

Just wanted to say. That I too have Bi polar disorder and am managing it well.
The process has mostly been about changing my perception on life and how to deal with people. Acceptance is a major part of it. Along side that I have studied personal development, communicating effectively. With any problem one has to take small steps and allow even uncomfortable emotions to come to the surface and deal with it. "We" in the UK or western society our taught to suppress our emotions. Which only makes things worse in the long term.

By dealing with each issue, accepting you can't change the past and re-framing ones perception... Things can appear to be a lot better.

I'll be happy to give examples if you want me to expand on this.
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Postby James_Lee » Fri May 03, 2019 11:26 pm

"Fixing" is not really a single thing you can do. It is dedication, it is a lifestyle, it is a mentality, it is an outlook. To "fix" your problems, you need to change your whole way of thinking and behavior, which usually requires dedication. It is a continuum, some "fix" it better than others
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Postby kennedyjb » Mon May 06, 2019 1:38 pm

Short answer: YES!

Long answer: Almost 100%, like 98%....
I experienced a sexual assault three years ago, and I had mild PTSD and dissociation, after attending therapy the past 9 months and doing EMDR and iRest, I honestly can say I have little to no dissociative episodes, at least not at all like I used to. I am not sure if you could say "cured" but fixed is a yes! I have things I do daily that prevent any anxiety, hyper-awareness, or hypo-awareness and I have never been happier.

If you are feeling like there's not a lot of hope, there is! It took me 3 years to find ways to help myself and for some it will take longer or shorter.

I still suffer from depression and some depersonalization that has been ongoing my whole life, but I only see the symptoms if I don't do my daily routine of mindfulness and a few drops of CBD.
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Postby Candid » Mon May 06, 2019 3:35 pm

kennedyjb wrote:... and I have never been happier.


Wow, kennedyjb, what a great endorsement of EMDR and iRest!

I'm familiar with EMDR but iRest is a new one on me. Will you elaborate?
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Postby mindhealthcoach » Tue May 21, 2019 5:16 am

Meditation has been in practice for a huge number of years. Meditation initially was intended to help develop the comprehension of the sacred and mystical forces of life. Nowadays, meditation for stress reduction is commonly used. It has numerous health advantages and is a highly effective approach to relieve pressure and maintain a healthier lifestyle. With practice, meditation becomes both more of an easy habit to maintain and more of an effective one as well, given that it builds resilience to stress over time.
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Postby Translucent » Thu May 23, 2019 4:00 pm

Personally I don't think anyone has the right to call someone else sick. You're just rubbing salt on a wound. A person who claims to be sick needs attention and nurturing. It doesn't have to be forever, but only until they stop being sick. None of the psychologists, doctors and therapists I've spoken to have ever helped me because they have never inspired me. They just sit on their butts all day and take my money and offer no real solutions. These kinds of people say no to everything except for their own perception. If they had their way, everyone would be a clone of them.
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Postby Translucent » Thu May 23, 2019 4:04 pm

Adding to my previous comment, I wish I could talk straight to people who make a living off of the sick, but they are notoriously easy to offend. When I pay you to do a service, I expect you to make me feel good for that service. If a therapist could make me laugh, then they would be good at their job.
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Postby Prycejosh1987 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:37 pm

I have through prayer and working out. Medication helps more than it did in the beginning. The only thing is only one medication works. Everything is quieter and more sustainable now. I can take half the prescribed dose of medication and get the same results. I havent fully solved the issue but its contained.
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Postby JuliusFawcett » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:38 pm

Yes, I read a lot of books, I focussed on the basics of good health, ie food, drink, exercise and changed my approach to life, became more forgiving, more accepting
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Postby miaamelia » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 pm

For an enormous number of years, meditation has been in practice. Initially, meditation was meant to help cultivate an awareness of the sacred and mystical powers of creation. Nowadays, stress control meditation is widely used.
It has many health benefits and is a highly successful tool for relieving pressure and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Meditation becomes both more of a simple habit to sustain and more of a successful one with practice, as it creates immunity over time to stress.
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Postby davidbanner99@ » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:40 pm

Frosteddonut9 wrote:HI new member here,

Just wanted to ask if anyone out there reading this has ever managed to have any form of permanent success, about getting over or living with their mental health problems?

No beating around the bush here, just is it actually possible yes or no, and if so how did you do it?

thanks in advance! - Have a good day, Frosteddonut9

I can manage my condition and profit from certain compensatory attributes such as some savant traits I was born with. Also occasional psychic experience which happened more in childhood.
However, the cold truth is I'm unemployable and destined to be single and solitary. I do have a small number of good friends now who accept me as I am. That is a more positive development. However, by the majority I'm viewed as strange, scary and somewhat threatening. I guess it's my lack of emotion. And the reason I'm unemployable is my extreme slowness of movement and reaction. My life was one of extreme suffering and even physical abuse. To have "managed" my psychological condition successfully I now see as a great achievement since the main thing is I accept myself. I also managed to face up to my former deep-seated anger and realise it needed to be confronted. I tell myself that at the end of the day I didn't end up drugged up in an institution as a social outcast. I ended up as a scientist - free from distractions and in control of my emotions. As to the Covid hysteria it won't affect me at all as I am now better equipped to confront anxiety.
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