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    • If you're suicidal and need help now

      Call/email a semi-pro. There are many free sources of help on the web and the phone. USA: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE - 24 hours a day Australia: Lifeline at 13 11 14 - 24 hours a day New Zealand: Lifeline at 0800 543 354 - 24 hours a day Ireland: Samaritans at 1850 60 90 90 - 24 hours a day UK: Samaritans at 08457 90 90 90 - 24 hours a day Canada: Try a number from here Canada/Youth (under 20): Kids' Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 - 24 hours a day (anonymous and confidential - can't trace calls) Canada and USA / Youth: Covenant House Nineline at 1-800-999-9999 (2 pm til midnight) Trans* Folks: (877) 565 8860 - by and for trans* folks in North America - translifeline.org If you don't want to chat on the phone, you can chat with a trained volunteer online here: https://www.imalive.org Websites and other info: You can call The Samaritans if you are in Ireland (1850 60 90 90) or the UK (08457 90 90 90), . They provide "confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day". You can contact them by email, phone, or letter, or talk to someone face to face at one of their branches. If you are in Australia, you can contact Lifeline at 13 11 14. They are open 24 hours a day. If you would prefer, you can also try out their online crisis chat which is open from 8 pm - 4am AEST. People from New Zealand can also call Lifeline - see number above. NZ folks can also see this website for a list of helplines: http://www.mhc.govt.nz/urgent-help If you are in the US, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day. If you are in Canada, you can try this list of regional crisis lines (mainly in Ontario). If you are in Canada and under 20, you can call Kids' Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 (it's confidential and they can't trace your call). If you are in Canada and you require support in French, Suicide Action Montreal operates a bilingual line: (514) 723-4000 If none of these are in your area, you can try searching "suicide or crisis helpline in [insert your location here]." If you STILL can't find anything and you need to talk to someone now, try calling one of the above lines, even if it isn't in your area. Here are some websites that provide support and information about suicide and suicide prevention. They may also contain lists of helplines that are not listed above: http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/ http://www.suicide.org/ http://suicide.com/ http://suicidal.com/

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    1. Board News - Incoming Message from The Big Giant Head

      Stuff that we think is important and you don't care about. Read it anyway.

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    2. Suggestion Board - I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That

      Do you want us to peel you some grapes and rub your feet while we're at it?

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    3. New User Info - It's Not Easy Being Green

      If you look at the rest of the forum and go "huh?" try reading this first. Here is basic info on post counts, chat, member registration and boring stuff like that.

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    4. Introductions - Who The Hell Are You?

      Stop by and let us know who you are. Say as much or as little as you want. If your thread gets too long or becomes an autobiography, then we'll encourage you to move up to blogland.

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    5. Moderators - Pay No Attention to the People Behind the Curtain

      Moderator Profiles. Listen to us talk about ourselves. Yeah, you can do that on any of the boards but here you can't respond.

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    6. Test Board - Do Not Push the Big Red Button!

      Can he resist the temptation to push the button that, even now, beckons him even closer? Will he succumb to the maddening urge to eradicate history? At the MERE...PUSH...of a SINGLE...BUTTON! The beeyootiful SHINY button! The jolly CANDY-LIKE button! Will he hold out, folks? CAN he hold out?
      MEANWHILE BACK ON CRAZYBOARDS. . .

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    1. Bipolar Spectrum Disorder - The Pole Dance

      If life is a ride, BP's a fucking theme park. Whether you're riding the roller coaster, spinning 'round the demonic carousel, buying souvenir toenail clippers for the population of Rhodesia, or weeping on the sidelines as some kid pukes on your head, we're here for you.

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    2. Depression - Let a WHAT Be My Fucking Umbrella? (Sod You, Perry Como)

      Today's forecast: bright and sunny except for one dark, festering, soggy black cloud permanently stalled out over you. You've been in this funk so long you don't even feel like you deserve to live - in fact, you don't feel anything. You're convinced that you qualify for dual citizenship between Mordor and the Abyss. If the Grim Reaper came, you'd tip him. Any of this sound familiar? Step into the Abyssal Inn and put your feet up. You're not alone.

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    3. Self-injury - The Cutting Board

      Cutting, burning... anything to feel the pain, because you can't feel anything else.

      WARNING: This board may contain material some might find upsetting or triggery. Posts mentioning specific acts or otherwise considered triggery are to be marked with that nifty skull icon (aka "Dead Ed"). Please read the full warning pinned at the top of the forum before posting. This board is for the express purpose of helping you get better. The romanticizing of self-injury is an offence punishable by a thoroughgoing stomping with the Big Stompy Boots of Stomping.

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    4. Personality Disorders - Fuck Off! No, Wait. Fuck Me Now!

      For when cutting, binging, stranger sex and staring at the mirror for hours on end wondering "Who Am I?" just don't cut it anymore. Although this board can be somewhat borderline-centric, all flavors of dysfunction are welcome.

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    5. Eating Disorders - Hell's Kitchen

      For all flavors of eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, dysmorphic body disorders, sleep binging, and similar entries. Take note, though, this board is focused on recovery. While we encourage posters to be honest and not "walk on eggshells", any posts which encourage disordered behavior will be deleted, and the poster may find themselves warned or banned.

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    6. Substance Abuse / Addictive Behavior - 8-balls, Highballs, Deal Me in One Last Time

      Discuss addiction problems here. Booze? Weed? Gets you high, or brings you down? Talk to it with those who've been there. No 12 Stepping needed. Talk about how to quit, not continue. But if the feds come knocking on my door I'm going to give them what they are looking for because I can't afford a lawyer. If you want to talk about manufacturing or your plans to blow up the Corn Palace, do so at your own risk.

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    7. Panic / Anxiety Disorders - What, Me Worry?

      For Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, agoraphobia with and without PD, and all the lovely specific phobias. This board is a room with an infinite number of corners so everyone gets their own to hide in. We have a couple of couches you can hide under too. And closets. Closets are good hidey places. We have several of those. All windows are covered so nobody can see in. Door frames are padded so they don't slam.

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    8. PTSD and Trauma- Duck and Cover. Again and Again.

      Post Traumatic Stress - Loud noises always make you jump? If a person walks up from behind does it make you want to leap out of your skin? Having nightmares and flashbacks that you fear will never go away? Dealing with traumas and their after effects is frightening. Talking about your experiences is the first step in healing.

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    9. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Click Here Repeatedly

      There are six subtypes of OCD. Count them. Six. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Thank God it's an even number.

      1. Checkers worry that incorrectly performed actions will cause a bad thing to happen.
      2. Washers and Cleaners worry that germs and contamination will cause bad things to happen.
      3. Orderers worry that having things out of order will cause bad things to happen.
      4. Pure Obsessionals just can't stop thinking about bad things happening.
      5. Hoarders worry that bad things might happen if they throw something away.
      6. Scrupulous OCDers worry that they are a bad thing happening or about to happen.

      Six. Yep, that's six. I better count again just to make sure.
      (OCD Subtypes from Bruce Hyman Ph.D.)

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    10. Social Phobia - Behind Paranoid Eyes

      Button your lip, don't let the shield slip
      take a fresh grip on your bullet proof mask
      and if they try to break down your disguise with their questions
      you can hide hide hide
      behind paranoid eyes
      --Roger Waters

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    11. Dissociative Disorders - Now where was I?

       

      Dissociative identity disorder (DID), depersonalization disorder, dissociative amnesia and dissociative fugue. Have a seat and talk amongst yourselves.

       

       

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    12. Schizophrenia and Various Psychoses -- Jesus Had a Twin Who Knew Nothing About Sin

      Seeing or hearing things that aren't there? Feeling paranoid or deluded? Confused? Or perhaps you just can't think straight. Welcome to a discussion on schizophrenia and related disorders.

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    13. ADD/ADHD - Could You Say That Again? I Was Listening to My Head.

      Thread titles seldom relate to their contents. Nothing is on or off topic. Topics are mythical constructions. So is time. And gnomes. I had a garden gnome once. I named it George. I'd walk out into my yard every morning and say "Hi George!". One morning George wasn't there, though. A few weeks later I got a letter in the mail that had a picture in it. It was George at the Grand Canyon. Oh, hey, when driving from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, have you ever stopped at the truck stop that has the playground with the giant Flintstones figures? It kicks ass! I bought a figurine there that had Jesus in the Arizona desert in front of a bunch of cacti. It had little rabbits in it too. Oh shit, the stove is on fire! Later.

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    14. Autistic Spectrum Disorders - What Part of English Don't You Understand?

      "... but I told you I loved you a year ago. If that had changed I'd have let you know."
      "Is that angry? Are you angry? Why are you angry?"
      door slams
      "Fuck. Why does this keep happening?"

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    15. Migraines and Other Headaches - Not Tonight, Dear

      Aching, throbbing, piercing, skull-smashing pain so bad you want to stab your eyes out with the nearest sharp object? Come on in and lay down for a while. Here are some complimentary shades if it's too bright.

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    16. Neuropathic and Chronic Pain

      Oh, my aching...

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    17. Seizure Disorders - Shake, Rattle and Roll

      There is more to seizures than flopping around on the floor like a fish out of water. Common types of seizures include Tonic Clonic, Clonic Tonic, Myoclonic, Atonic, Typical Abscence, Atypical Abscence, Partials... and so much more. Seizures can be responsible for phenomena as simple as spacing out and losing track of time. Welcome to the Electric Light Orchestra in your brain!

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    18. Sleep Disorders - Perchance to Dream

      A place for insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, sleepwalking, and much, much more. Want to talk about it? Welcome to your favorite all-hours cafe.

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    19. Allergies: Benadryl? No, But I Have a Cousin Who Was a Dremel.

      Food allergies. Airborne allergins. Chemical sensitivity. There are plenty of reasons to be scared to leave the house (or of anything that exists, period).

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    21. Not Otherwise Specified - Put your finger on your NOS, on your NOS

      If you can't find the right category above, talk about it here.

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    1. Anticonvulsants / Mood Stabilizers - Bodies A-Twitchin', Moods A-Switchin'

       

      These meds have almost as many uses as Obecalp, including migraines, mood swings and epileptic shakin'. How are they working for you? Trade notes with your med mates here. Including: Depakote (divalproex sodium), Depakene (valproic acid), Depacon (valproate sodium), Dilantin (phenytoin), Luminal (phenobarbital), Tegretol /Carbatrol (carbamazepine), Trileptal (oxcarbazepine), Neurontin (gabapentin), Lyrica (pregablin), Gabitril (tiagabine), Felbatol (felbamate), Keppra (levetiracetam), Lamictal (lamotrigine), Topamax (topiramate), Zonegran (zonisamide) as well as all the formulations of Lithium (lithium carbonate)

       

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    2. Antidepressants - If You're Crappy and You Know It

       

      No matter what flavor of pavement you are licking, one of these could be your ride out of hell. Whether you're fighting with depression, anxiety, ADD, IBS, or any of a dozen or so conditions, there are multiple options on the menu. Choices include: The SSRI's Celexa/Cipramil (citalopram hydrobromide), Lexapro/Cipralax (escitalopram oxalate), Luvox/Floxyfral/Faverin (fluvoxamine maleate), Paxil/Aropax/Paroxat/Paxetin/Seroxat (paroxetine), Prozac/Erocap/Lorien/Lovan/Zactin (fluoxetine), and Zoloft/Lustral (sertraline); Multiple Reuptake Inhibitors (MRIs) - Effexor (venlafaxine), Cymbalta (duloxetine), Serzone/Dutonin (nefazodone), Wellbutrin (bupropion); Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) - Marplan (isocarboxazid), Nardil (phenelzine sulfate), Parnate (tranylcypromine sulfate); Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)-Elavil/Amitrip/Amyline/all the other incarnations (amitriptyline), Ludiomil (maprotiline), Norpramin (desipramine), Pamelor/Allegron/Aventyl/etc (nortiptyline), Sinequan (doxepin), Surmontil (trimipamine), Toframil/Imprin/Janimine (impramine pamoate/impramine hydrochloride), Vivactil (protriptyline); and miscellaneous ADs-Ascendin/Asendin/Asendis (amoxapine), Desyrel/Molipaxin (trazodone), Etrafon/Triavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride & perphenazine), Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide & amitriptyline HCl), Remeron/Avanaza (mirtazapine)

       

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    3. Cocktails - Medicated to the Gills and Floundering

      Bloody Marys, Long Island Iced Teas, Harvey Wallbangers - not really. Alcohol plus psychoactive meds = big no-no. The cocktails here are made from multiple medications. Sometimes they work together in strange and mysterious ways, even if they're not clinically supposed to. See http://www.aidsmeds.com/cmm/DrugsNewContent.asp for a good interaction checker.

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    4. Antipsychotics / Neuroleptics / Major Tranquilizers - The Acme Pill-O-Matics

       

      Just because you're on these does not mean you are psychotic. They can slice mania, dice OCD, and make julienne strips of your depression. They aren't bad for psychosis either. Medications in this category are Risperdal (risperidone), Zyprexa (olanzapine), Abilify (aripiprazole), Geodon (ziprasidone HCl), Seroquel (quetiapine), Clozaril (clozapine) and lots of older ones.

       

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    5. Miscellaneous Medications & Miscellaneous Questions About Meds

      Smorgasbord in a bottle: These are all the weird, wild & wacky meds we just can't pigeonhole elsewhere, including - but not limited to - those used as anything from antihistamines to telomerase therapy. Yes, they can mess with your head. Talk about 'em here.

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    6. Benzodiazepines - Take a Chill Pill!

      Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Librium (chlordiazepoxide), Tranxene (clorazepate dipotassium), Valium / Diastat (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam)

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    7. CNS Stimulants - Warped & Wired

       

      All revved up and no place to go. Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts), Desoxyn (methamphetamine), Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate), Focalin (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride), Ritalin / Concerta / Metadate (methylphenidate hydrochloride), Cylert (pemoline) as well as caffeine, ephedrine, and all those things they sell in gas stations next to the rolling papers.

       

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    8. Side Effects - It Turned Me into a Newt! A Newt? I Got Better.

      Suddenly you've got more gas than the Hindenburg, your nails grew eighteen inches, and your pubic hair turned green. Could it have something to do with that new med you just started taking? This board accepts queries both delicate and indelicate.

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    9. What The Hell is THAT? - Medical, Nutritional, and Lifestyle Alternatives

      Your dear aunt's friend of a friend "swears by it", and the guy on TV says Big Government won't let you have it (If it's medical marijuana, he's right), or maybe it's being offered as a class down at the community center. Ask here - maybe someone has heard of it, has a reference for studies on it, or has already tried it out. Just be careful with the Kool-Aid.

      1. Just don't ask how to score some for yourself if it's illegal in your country.
      2. Alternative lifestyle? try the GLBT board
      3. Attention Scientologists: Please post in this forum. Making fun of you makes us feel even better than poking fun at potheads trying to score on a psych forum.
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    11. ECT etc. - Watt's up, Doc?

      If it runs on electricity, makes you feel better, and isn't sold in sex shops, this is the place to talk about it. Includes lightboxes, ECT, VNS, cranial nerve stimulation, sticking magnets to your head and licking 9-volt batteries.

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    1. Academic Interests - Geek Out While You Freak Out

      Read any interesting journal articles about MI lately? Got any cool links to post and discuss?

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    3. Go Crazy at our CrazyStore   (30176 visits to this link)

      In affiliation with Amazon, we bring you recommended reading for all topics discussed here as well as a variety of high quality nutritional supplements and a few random kick-knacks.

    1. Family Feud

      Freud said it was all Mom and Dad's fault. He forgot about siblings, cousins, aunts, half-relatives, ad nauseum. You can't say it to their faces, so let it all hang out here.

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    2. Parenting/Pregnancy/Childhood Issues - Nature or Nurture

      "Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be crazy..."
      Anything related to being pregnant, a parent and childrearing.

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    3. Relationship Issues - Crazy For Loving You

      "Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
      --Matt Groening
      "Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun."
      --Matt Groening again

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    4. Aging Issues: Hot Flashes and Hot Rods? Midlife Crisis, Menopause, and Beyond

      "Honey, can you open this bottle? And where are my glasses? Who are all these crazy people?"

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    5. Spirituality - Luminous Beings Are We, Not This Crude Matter

      Discussions on transcending this plane.

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    6. Grief, Death and Dying

      For life is quite absurd
      And death's the final word
      You must always face the curtain with a bow.
      Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
      Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.
      --Monty Python

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    1. The Health Care System Sucks!

      If you weren't crazy going in, you're certainly crazy coming out. Post here about draconian doctors, nightmarish nurses, fumbling pharmacists, hospitals from hell, and the antichrist incarnate who runs your HMO.

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    3. Technology Sucks! - Luddites Unite!

      Computer issues and other problems with devices trickier than a hairbrush. Love them. Caress them. Talk to them like plants. But never let your guard down. Whether you're Amish or simply addled, look for tech advice here.

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    4. News and Politics - Next on Sick Sad World

      World events making you crazy? Has anything on the old idiot box actually given you reason for hope? Let us know.

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    5. People Suck!

      The mailman. Your neighbor. The guy who walks his dog in front of your house every day. They kinda suck. The pizza delivery guy, your housemate's boyfriend who always uses your towel, they suck. Let's just assume that everyone sucks and leave it to individuals to prove themselves exceptions to the norm of suckage, shall we? Oh, fuzzy little bunnies suck too, but not quite as much as people.

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    6. Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgendered Issues - Out of the Closet and Out of Our Minds

      The fabulous side of Crazyboards. Because being MI makes being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender just that much more complicated. Come in and share the love.

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    7. Intro to Being a Crazy Student - Whatsamatta U

      Abnormal Psych 101 - Quiz Tomorrow

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    8. The Confessional

      Done something really crazy and want to get it off your chest? Manic spending sprees? Driving through the projects at midnight and giving candy canes to the crack dealers? Posted something you regretted to an online support forum?

      Talk about it here.

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    9. I've *Still* Got Issues!

      "A place for everything and everything in its place."
      Never let it be said that we don't have enough places to talk.

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    1. Whatever

      Whatever

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    2. I Got the Good Stuff Here

      We could all use a chuckle and a smile, so share it!

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