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  1. Geez indeed. The first (and only) time I had to think about coyotes was when living with my American ex-husband in a trailer on a farm in Arizona. My first real experience of the USA, and there we were, in the frigging dead of winter, and the issue of looking out for coyotes came up. I'd obviously heard of them before, but they're not a "thing" in my home part of the world, although we do have something similar in terms of smaller wild dogs. Just added to the general (lack of) of joy of the whole situation. But I had no idea that they were so bold as to go into highly populated areas - I just asked Google, and apparently yes, they like eating dogs and small furry creatures! I think I would have turned and run screaming in the opposite direction, which from what you say would be precisely the Wrong Thing to do. I hope you got to sleep after that!
  2. Since one of its uses is the treatment of mania, I would agree that it likely has to do with mood stabilisation. Have you been feeling particularly elevated or highly anxious? The best path is of course to ask your doctor - part of your relationship should involve his explaining to you why he is adding new meds to your current regimen. It's difficult for us to answer this other than in general guesses as to what his motivation might be.
  3. No, it's definitely something. Much of what we refer to here in terms of actual help resources has been around for years, so it's good to have something fresh that's keeping up with the times in terms of apps for smartphones. PS I just had to vet it in the same way we mods would with any suggested external links.
  4. I had a quick look at this, and think it has potential to be helpful, so thank you. I will add it to our list of pinned resources when I can.
  5. Thanks for letting us know, and well done on completing treatment. I just wanted to suggest that anxiety post hospitalisation could at least partly be attributed to the dramatic shift from a care environment back to "real life". I do not suffer from an eating disorder, but can certainly attest to having felt this kind of thing in the past upon exiting inpatient drug rehab programmes. I am glad to hear that you are being well-supported, and hope that you manage to get a hold of the anxiety soon. Best wishes, Mia
  6. I must correct myself, and say that this does not in fact sound like binge drinking. What I am hearing from you is, in my opinion, more along the lines of disordered thinking, with a hefty dose of denial. Sorry to be blunt. We can certainly listen, offer our experiences and make suggestions, but at the end of the day you have to reach the point of personally recognising that there is seriously risky behaviour going on here, and it's not heading anywhere good. Some might call it reaching your own rock bottom, but I hope it doesn't go as far as that. PS - there is no need to apologise. Perhaps the fact that all this is coming out means that you are realising and acknowledging that this is something that needs to be worked on sooner rather than later.
  7. @Fluent In Silence I'm wondering if you're labouring under the belief that because you're (presumably) not running around hiding bottles in the toilet cistern and the back of cupboards - things that you might equate with the stereotypical behaviour of an alcoholic - that you don't have a problem. I went through several drug rehab programmes for my own substance abuse issues, and in every case some of the alcohol abusers in there with me were binge drinkers. It's just as dangerous - in some ways more so, because it comes with the delusion that you have control because you're "only" drinking yourself into oblivion 2-3 days a week, or whatever. Your liver is still taking a hammering, and it is still a really shitty coping mechanism with a bad long term prognosis. Just something to think about. I might be more coherent if it weren't 5 o'clock in the morning, but I wanted to put this out there before I forgot.
  8. Not a particularly helpful start to your CB membership - (1) this thread is 7 years old, and (2) while you were probably intending to be funny, it's actually a little mean spirited. We knew what this poster was trying to say at the time.
  9. Straight and simple here - it's a criminal offence not to wear a mask in public. But we are way behind with vaccinations - now that they've finished with frontline workers, they're currently only busy with people in the general public over 50 yrs old. I'm in my forties and do not expect to become eligible until August (optimistic) or September (realistic). Basically, I don't foresee the mask mandate changing for a while yet to come, which I'm 100% happy with.
  10. I'm new and just wanted to thank you for popping by my profile. I had not yet filled it out. I've read some of your posts and must say I like how you treat people. You have a very kind but honest approach which is very refreshing. :) 

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      Thank you, and welcome to CB :)

  11. We have the answer, we just need the question! A warm welcome to you. Feel free to contact me or another moderator if you need help with anything. Mia
  12. Hi Mixxyjixxy Here at CrazyBoards our goal is to approach self harm within a recovery context. This means that we aim to encourage one another in the process of finding alternative coping methods. We do not judge when someone has slipped or is having trouble quitting, but equally we do not encourage or tolerate sharing details of self harm methods for others to try. I am sorry that you are in a bad place right now. You say the "news broke" that you were hurting yourself. Do you have access to a counsellor at your school, or is your mother helping you to seek professional guidance? There are several helpful topics pinned at the top of the self injury forum, including our guidelines for posting here. I encourage you to read through them. Mia (moderator)
  13. You have dealt with this topic extremely poorly from the start, and you're stomping right into the realm of being a bigger asshole than the moderators, which is a no-no. Even if you have been around here on and off since 2012, you should have picked up by now that on CB we do not advocate competing on who is more "ill" than whom, or pass judgement on the basis of diagnoses and the type and amount of medication we are or are not taking. I would encourage you to pack up and go back to one of your other forums. Mia (one of the asshole moderators)
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