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Hello All Diagnosed with BPD When is it ok to pull back? What this community thought about exercise.... Topic Tuesday: Stepping off the distress seesaw **closed** Reaching out.. Starting to feel resentful, and I hate it. handling conflict at work with Bipolar I'm not convinced Weighed Down What to do with spare time? Forum bugs, specific and general Unwell Mother does not think anything is wrong with her Living in fear 21 years of living with a depression sufferer is taking it's toll So what did I achieve today? Service Spotlight 1: David from Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW My story - BPD and other diagnosis **POSSIBLE TRIGGERS RELATED TO ABUSE, SELF HARM ETC** Looking after ourselves - our stories Take some time out, take a snap shot, and send us a post card! why why why My Personal Experience Can't do anymore Addicted to people in an unhealthy way for as long as I can remember, can't continue living like this Bullying boss makes me ill A carers own physical and mental health. 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Three powerful words Something light: Pet stories Music and Sanity The Condition Treatment options Living with a partner with PTSD ... Think I am going crazy myself Children books? I honestly can't stand it...or can I? Attending psychiatrist appointments with my son ? What to say when others say insensitive things about mental illness trying again Going on 6 years STOP the world, I want to get off Vanishing Posts? Human Rights Conundrum ARAFMI NSW "Carer Community Connections" - NEW SERVICE Ice Hey there - Looking for support International Suicide Prevention Day - live webcast Have you got religion or some spiritual help @mention - new forum feature! please help! Something's not right. Lets get ready for Topic Tuesday I hate my favorite brother What happens next? Diet and nutrition What concerns me. Hello Im new to the site! Single mum wants to say hi :) Re: Dealing with denial Support from People with MI Finding the right words/deeds LOVE Hopes for the future? 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Amazon free kindle "Defeat Depression" FREE WELLNESS EXPO IN SYDNEY! Encouraging Quotes Disappearing topics? Opening a conversation with our inner child... What can we learn from this Australian of the Year? Likes Thankyou Poems to share Seclusion practises in Australian Mental Health units on the decline Night time is really difficult for me.How do others cope? this is worth reading Waiting for an answer Finding lost things hello I'm new my posts not appearing... & we have lift off Groups in WA, www.connect groups.org.au The difference between sympathy and empathy Specialist "Family Connections" Borderline Personality Disorder Leader training. Posting Hyperlinks The Forums will officially released to the world at last! 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