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Spells/Magic Will NOT Cure Mental Issues, Addictions, Etc.

Postby Vesca » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:26 pm

Mental health is a thing. This is why the Mental Health forum exists.

Mental illness, disorders, challenges, and unresolved internal conflicts are also a thing. This is why this post exists.

This goes without saying, but this forum is not a substitute for professional health (GP, therapists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc...). All the advice given here should be understood as being given by those with a genuine concern and wish to help others, possibly (but not always) taken from personal experience,etc... But not by health care professionals.

In the Mental Health subforum, safety is paramount. Spells and magic are not going to cure mental/emotional challenges and they are not a substitute for proper mental health care. If you are having a hard time functioning in your day-to-day life due to mental challenges or are having thoughts of self harm or harming others, you need to seek professional help. No ifs or buts. This should be your first phone call.

This section serves as a way to share and discuss our troubles with others and seek advice or insight, but it is absolutely not a substitute for professional care.

If you feel you need to talk to a professional, here are some pointers regarding where to start:

    :elkrune: Talk to your GP about what you are going through. If they can't diagnose, prescribe, or give you coping tools, they can at least recommend you to someone who can.

    :elkrune: If your GP won't help you for whatever reason, you need to push the envelope and either tell your GP everything that has been going on or seek a second opinion elsewhere. Full disclosure is crucial when it comes to mental issues. The doctor can't know what you're thinking or feeling, you need to tell them everything in as much detail as you can give in order for them to properly assess and help you with what you need.

    :elkrune: Look into the option of support groups. Your GP can also give you referrals to these.

    :elkrune: If you need it, there are crisis hotlines that are 24/7 throughout the US, and probably other countries as well. If you have ever felt that crisis moment in the past, it's worth your while to look up those phone numbers now and put them in a safe spot, just in case. Here are a couple for the US:

    Crisis Connection 1-800-245-4580 http://www.crisisconnectioninc.org/.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-8255 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    Another good option for resources and support for mental health is Psych Central. There is a forum for support on various mental illnesses as well as links to articles, ways to find help in your area, and much more.

    Psych Central Main Site
    Psych Central Forum

You owe it to yourself to take the best care of yourself as you possibly can. And as a forum, we care about your well-being. We are here to listen if you need to vent, if you need outside perspective, or if you need to talk to people who may simply understand. But we will also encourage you to seek professional help if we feel you would really benefit from it and you aren't already talking to someone.
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