Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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04/01/2013 at 20:47

Just to add a bit more to that, sometimes you start over thinking things when talking to me, thats when I refuse to discuss the issue any more because I can see that it is eroding any self-confidence that you have.  I'm not going to help you get into a negative cycle, but I don't know how to break you out of it either.

Then you get angry with me for 'not helping'

04/01/2013 at 21:15

Overthinking is something I used to do so much that I thought it was normal. It came as quite a surprise to me that I was able to stop. CBT and counselling has helped enormously for me, but I'm sure there are other ways of working through it.  

Another forumite sent me this link when I first had my breakdown and thats what made me start to question my thinking errors. Sorry if I've linked this before, I might have but it doesn't hurt to do it again and its free. 

Living Life to the Full

As I said before, I went on from that to Beating the Blues and that has taken me one step further.  Can really recommend it if any lurkers are out there struggling.  

I remember my Counsellor telling me that my overthinking was crazy making and she wouldn't discuss it either. Its a hard habit to break. 



04/01/2013 at 21:20

I was more thinking it would help with stuff like SOLB talked about, although I would acknowledge it's not the only king of overthinking I have an issue with

04/01/2013 at 21:22
I think I under think, that's why I get in so much trouble
04/01/2013 at 21:28
I think re linking is never a bad idea anyway. It may have just become relevant where before it wasn't and the internet is so full of pages of the same re-hashed words or unsupported theories it can be difficult to see the useful stuff. I don't Google mental health related things (unless there's a reason to) but I like seeing other people's recommendations.

I don't know how I feel about refusing to discuss things. If you've been going round in circles for hours you need to stop it somehow but I'd be scared to do it with someone else cos I remember the damage the woman from the CMHT did when she refused to let me mention the voices cos it was validating them. All it meant was that I was too scared to talk and had to endure the torment alone.

It's a really difficult line. Sounds like it could potentially get frustrating from both sides. It's must be difficult not to overthink when ruminating is one of your symptoms. Sadly as with most depressed type symptoms its not your fault and it isn't fair but often only you can change it. The hardest bit is working out how!
04/01/2013 at 21:29
Hello Mr P, got a cuddle for me?
04/01/2013 at 21:34
Evening all
04/01/2013 at 21:36
Howdy Bricki
04/01/2013 at 21:37
Beautiful SOLB.
04/01/2013 at 21:43
Are you admiring me in my wellies? (I've just realised I'm naked except for the wellies)
04/01/2013 at 21:44
I am Hubba Hubba x
04/01/2013 at 21:53

SOLB you've lost your shorts!

04/01/2013 at 21:54
;) *does the naked welly dance*
04/01/2013 at 21:54
I've got your shorts SOLB
04/01/2013 at 21:59
Are you holding them to ransom? I could raise two bags of choklit coins to secure their release
04/01/2013 at 22:00
Oh I'd need so much more than those haha
04/01/2013 at 22:10
And a curlywurly (they're my favourites) and some miscellaneous green sweets I don't like
04/01/2013 at 22:10

Does anyone have any helpful hints on uploading an image - you know the ones that appear each time on the left.  Nearly everything I can find exceeds the memory limit - and when I did find one I ended up with the microscopic reindeer that I've still got now.

04/01/2013 at 22:11
I adore Curly Wurlys SOLB!! You're my ideal lady haha
04/01/2013 at 22:16
cept we'd squabble over them!

LR I reduce image size by percent, usually about 60 but am not massively good at it. It's frustrating that pictures are so hard to upload here though I can understand why they can't have loads of big images slowly everything up.
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