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    Cocaine help?

    Hi, i’m 19, i work a full time job and live a pretty okay life. The problem i have is whenever i go out with my friends for a drink i do cocaine, no matter how much i tell myself i’m not going to do it the day after, the next week rolls on and bang, on it again. This makes me skint for the week and when i’m on it i’m paranoid i’m going to die (right now for example), can someone give me tips on how to stay clean and reassure me that i’m not going to die lol

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    What is it that America doesn't get about the Second amendment being a horrendous idea and have the intelligence to abolish it?

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    A lot of people do grasp that. They haven't been enough for repeal.

    If the framers of the Constitution could observe our situation now, they'd ask us why we hadn't done away with the SA eons ago.  They didn't intend for the Constitution to be regarded as graven in stone even to the nation's detriment. They gave us the means to amend it.

    The sole reason was to ensure that we COULD change the Constitution when necessary.

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    Can suicidal thoughts make u cry, or is it just depression or self judgment ?

    For a few years now sometimes when I’m alone I think about how much it sucks to be me and all y weaknesses and I just wish I could die and not live the rest of my young adulthood. 

    Im too scared and never have the guts to actually act on it. 

    So I just imagine me doing it and ugly cry.  I don’t want to be alive anymore sometimes and just ugly cry. 

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    is it normal to have hallucinate in times of extreme stress?

    I was in the park after it closed with my friend the other night and we were not supposed to be there.  I was scared teh whole time because my friend brought beer and we drank some together.  At one point I panicked because I heard what sounded like cop sirens.  My friend seemed shocked and said he did not hear anything.  I finally calmed down and realized I could have hallucinated it.  Could this mean I have schizophrenia? 

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    How to deal with this? Depression.?

    I was told my depression is quite high by my doctor. I told my family I have depression, it honestly took a lot of courage but they called me crazy and it's the devils doing. (They are religious. My mom is the one who called me crazy, which really hurt) I honestly dont feel motivated to do anything, and I dont feel much appetite, even if I dont eat but they just insult me on my eating habits. When I wanted a job, they declined it but now they want me to have a job and are comparing me to a cousin who's the same age as me and has a job. It really hurts. Right now, my mom was bringing me down with words, I started crying and had difficulty breathing, she didnt comfort me but instead said "how about I hit you so you start crying for real"

    I cant take this anymore. I keep thinking on overdosing myself and I'm afraid I might actually do it. I want to get out of this house but I dont know how to do anything since they didnt let me do anything when I felt motivated for it. What can I do?? 

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    When a group has a suicide rate ten times the national average, is it a good idea to consider them "normal"?

    And pretend they don't have a mental illness?  I mean come on, what kind of bizarro world are we living in now? 

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    Is there any way to overcome bipolar disorder without therapy? ?

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    Says one of us, "EVERY single person on the planet meets the qualifications for bipolar." That is, EVERYONE has frequent panic attacks and harm themselves with glass and a knife. 

    My question is, if there's a chance that therapy could help with your problem, a life-threatening problem that's giving you misery, why not give it a try? The recommended things are medication, therapy, and stress management. How important therapy is in that I can't say but why overlook anything that might help?

    If there's a money problem, see if you might get therapy low cost or free. You might find something good if you called your local social services (211?) or googled "affordable psychotherapy." The cost of therapy can vary a lot.

    https://www.healthinsurance.org/obamacare/how-obam...

    https://careforyourmind.org/what-to-do-when-you-ca...

    Stress management - 

    https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqEM_jlDRZI

    6 Answers2 days ago
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    I can’t get myself out of the house?

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    Stand outside your front door with door open.

    Next day do the same with the door closed.

    Next day walk 2 steps down the path and so on.

    If you don't scream, cry and wet your knickers and ,an airplane does not drop on your head, then there is no reason to stay indoors is there?

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    When I’m wakening up most mornings for a few seconds/minute or two it seems as if I am confused?

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    I understand the worry, but if it makes you feel any better, I am only 21 yrs old and have experienced similar things. I've had periods of time where I wake up very confused, and have to try hard to remember going to sleep the night before. I go through periods of time where I am just a bit "out of it", where the mornings seems so long ago, and when someone asks me what I did that day I can't remember anything I did. We are both very young to be having early signs of Alzheimer's. There are a lot of different things that can cause these confused feelings and forgetfulness, and dementia is just one of them. Given your age, it's likely not dementia (unless you have a family history of early onset dementia). It could be a mental health issue, or a physical issue. I would try to take note of anything else that feels "off" (like maybe you feel more anxious, more stress at work, lower energy, more easily distracted, less motivation, lower appetite, etc). and then see a doctor just in case. 

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    Do mental illnesses actually run in families?

    I’ve looked for studies but nothing explains it in depth. My issue with this theory is that I can’t rationalize it. If your mom is bipolar, and you’re bipolar, isn’t that more likely to be learned behavior rather than genetic? I need to see a study actually explaining this theory and what the reasoning is. 

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    Is it possible to develop PTSD from just a heated online argument?

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    PTSD is only caused when there is a significant threat to a life/general welfare.

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    Can you check yourself into a hospital if you're feeling suicidal?

    If someone was to walk into a hospital and tell them they feel suicidal, what will they do? Will they get checked into the mental health unit? How forceful will that be?

    Anyone ever hear of anything like that?

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    Should I quit nursing school?

    I’m suppose to graduate in August. First 4 semesters were amazing. I felt I was learning a lot doing great. Straight As. 

    Now I’m slowly deteriorating. Anxiety everyday. Crying episodes everyday. My teacher doesn’t lecture or teach us. All he does is assign us 13 chapters to read each week, no study guide or any direction on what material to focus on. I’m so overwhelmed. At this point I’m debating if I even want to be a nurse anymore. If I’m this unhappy daily, how happy would I be when I’m an actual nurse? I thought this was something I wanted to do. But I guess it’s not. The horrible feelings I get thinking about it makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. My chest feels like it’s going to explode from anxiety. All I do is sit at home alone all day and read and read and read. I feel like I’m falling deeper and deeper into a depression. I try to write positive affirmations and I try to meditate to relieve my anxiety. It doesn’t help. I still feel like I’m going to explode. This semester started in March, I have now lost 8 lbs. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I’ve reached out to my schools counselors and they are no help, all they tell me is “keep studying, take deep breathes”

    I don’t want to regret my decision if I do quit. But I also am so tired of being so unhappy and anxious 24/7. I wish I could take a mental break and just breathe and relax and not worry. I’m so overwhelmed and scared and unhappy.. 

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    I live with my mum and I havs agoraphobia unemployed 24 what to do ?

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    You need to have your physician refer you to a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist.

    Agoraphobia is awful.  I know because I had it bad.  The good news is agoraphobia is very easy to cure 100% and forever.  It took me exactly two weeks.  The treatment will put you in "situational; awareness" settings and make you remain there for certain lengths of time.  Just to prove to you I know what I am talking about - your condition makes you do things that are so dumb you are too embarrassed to talk about it.  I sat in a car outside a hospital ER all night just in case I got a heart attack.

    20 Answers7 days ago
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    Why does my family think I have autism?

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    The definition of autism is so broad almost everyone could be said to have it, unfortunately.

    5 Answers1 day ago
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