quinta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2010

Other disorders, websites and videos

Websites :
+ http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/index.shtml
(It contains info on some disorders such as OCD,
Borderline, Anxiety Disorders...

+ http://www.4degreez.com/disorder/
This website contains a disorder test...
I've done it...just to try ;

Disorder | Rating
Paranoid: Moderate
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Moderate
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Moderate
Dependent: Very High
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

My comment : Well, I think the levels are normal
Except for the dependent part that is... :3
It made me feel like one @"!%=d up in head person
Or is it just me?

...And a Depression Test

DisorderYour Score
Major Depression:High
Bipolar Disorder:Very Slight
Cyclothymia:Very Slight
Seasonal Affective Disorder:Very High
Postpartum Depression:N/A
Take the Depression Test

My Comment : No replacement to professional things
Not good...oh and no postpartum depression for me
Probably because I'm not a mother yet.
But I honestly hope I can beat this
Before any of those events.


Other Links inside the website...
* http://www.depressedtest.com/major_depression.html

I decided to search more in the website as it has
More information in it, not just the tests;
It has sugestions for books too, related to those disorders.

+ http://www.depressedtest.com/dysthymia.html

+ http://www.depressedtest.com/bipolar.html

+ http://www.depressedtest.com/cyclothymia.html

+ http://www.depressedtest.com/postpartum.html

+ http://www.depressedtest.com/sad.html


Eating disorders :



segunda-feira, 27 de setembro de 2010

Hotlines and Help...

" Pain is temporary...
I once said and firmly believe
That we go through the bad and rough situations
Mean and deceiving persons...
So that when we find the right person
We know how to cherish the better and happier moments.
So NOT give up, keep walking!
Do NOT throw your life away " .

Help sites, hotlines etc...
Note *
Check the previous post
For other links as well ;

+ http://www.pamf.org/teen/hotlines.html
(English, has several hotlines
For multiple situations)

+ http://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/hotline/
(This one is for girls I think...)

+ http://www.samaritans.org/
(British, Suicide hotlines and Prevention)

+ http://www.befrienders.org/
(English as well but has other languages
International as well)

+ http://vozdeapoio.no.sapo.pt/
I used to contact them and she helped me.
They have email adress (and phone number too)

+ http://www.sosvozamiga.org/servico.htm
Has phone number contact)

segunda-feira, 20 de setembro de 2010

Info and Support Links...

I was around the internet...
I've found some stuff that can be interesting
And helpful in some way. :)
So, I decided to write today
In order to share it with you (L)

Important Note !
The material belongs
To it's rightful owners
No copyright infringment intent .
I shall leave the links in here :

Self injury:

Links :

Non profit organizations or forums
They are mostly in english...

+ http://www.harmless.org.uk/index.php

+ http://www.twloha.com/vision/
(The first non profit organization
I saw and heard stuff about)

+ http://self-injury.net/

+ http://www.sisupport.org/

+ http://www.palace.net/llama/psych/injury.html
(Contains some basic informations
And first-aid info to burns/self injury as well)

Videos :

(I found this video good...it has around
150 suggestions of stuff to do instead of cutting)
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKh8oN325mc&feature=related
By recoveredcutter

(Think before cutting. It is kinda sad...but true.
Doesn't contain triggering images)
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur2PFRk9ICI&feature=related
By recoveredcutter


Links :

+ http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/

+http://www.portaldasaude.pt/portal/conteudos/enciclopedia+da+saude/saude+mental/depressao.htm (In Portuguese)

+ http://depression.wikia.com/wiki/Clinical_depression

+ http://www.manualmerck.net/?id=110
(In Portuguese)

+ http://www.abcdasaude.com.br/artigo.php?102
(In "Portuguese" from Brasil)

To be honest I am thankful
That there are more people that understand
And that actually do something to help others
...Who are in these situations.
To whoever reads this I sincerely hope it helps
And that is one step for your recovery
A wake up call. A helping hand.
If you need someone, I'll be your friend :)
Take care!! :D

p.s.: In case someone does wonder why I only or mostly
Write about these subjects...
It's because I went through them
In some parts of my life.

For instance, I can't talk much about other situations
As eating disorders or mental disorders...
Because I haven't got much through them.
In any case I can leave some links or even videos
Of those. But I'll check first
Then I shall post in case I find them useful;

p.s.: Sugestions or comments, etc
Are more than welcome.
Rude comments and such will be deleted.
Take care ! **

sexta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2010

About Depression...

[English Only]
I'm not sure if anyone can relate to it.
I do know, no doubt that there might be people
Struggling with this...

Small story :
+8 yrs with school bullying
+constant argues at home
+loss of best friend

Symptoms/ Consequences :
+ loss of self esteem
+ self hatred/guilt even self harm
+ suicidal thoughts and attempts
(contemplations...cutting once & drowning attempt twice)

+ loss of interest in doing activities
(writing wasn't something I enjoyed at the time...
I used to love it...
Along with gaming something I quit)

+ being tired most of the time
(there were times when I woke up
that I felt tired already
Or that I only slept)

+ weight loss

+ unexplainable pain
(something I didn't know
I only found out when I was diagnosed
in my case it was pain on my chest and back)

+ feeling of wanting to cry
sometimes not knowing why.

+ isolating from friends
and some more stuff...
anxiety crisis and breakdowns

On the other hand,
There wasn't any drop in my grades
I was still a student with average to good grades.
On another post I shall write my point of view about it.

Wrong things! :
- Not listening, not supporting
Whoever has depression needs support.
- We do not fake and we are not drama persons.
- Telling us to get over it
And to smile won't solve anything.

What to do...
- Listen (more than talking)
- Search or help that person
to get proper professional support
- Try to go out with
And DO NOT let the person isolate
Once the person isolates
Worthlessness and suicidal thoughts can arise.

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