General Mental Illness FAQ - Questions & Answers

54 Questions
Last Updated: July 16th, 2018

The voices won't stop please help me I can't take it anymore. They keep telling me I'm worthless, that I'm useless and no one loves me. I tried ignoring it but it got worse. Can someone help me?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: July 16th, 2018

I was just wondering, why do people think I'm crazy?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: July 10th, 2018

If a person is strong, can’t they beat mental illness?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2018

What are the more common types of mental illnesses or mental health problems?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: July 2nd, 2018

Am I paranoid? and how can i stop worrying? Thoughts: my sister wanted to kill me, some guy to poison me, bus driver to kidnap me, someone broke in my house, someone watching me through wcam

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2018

Why do some people space out so often? And why is this interpreted as sadness?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2018

i'm worried about my friend's mental health. Everyone views him as rude but no one ever praises him for anything and lash out at him all the time, so he responds. How can I help the situation?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: June 4th, 2018

Just asking but is it normal that I've had occasional suicide thoughts since I was like 4, and they're becoming more and more common. Should i seek help?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: June 4th, 2018

I'm feeling a bunch of feelings, sadness, happiness, loneliness, anger I'm shaking when ever I think deeply but I think all the time I want to tell someone but i don't trust anyone is it normal?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: May 6th, 2018

Once someone has been diagnosed with a mental illness, will they ever get better?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: May 3rd, 2018

I’m feeling suicidal, but I have no one to talk to. I can’t call any hotlines or anything like that because of my severe social phobia and there doesn’t seem to be anywhere I can chat to someone. Where can I get some help and feel safe doing this?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: April 26th, 2018

How do I help a friend, family member, someone I know, who I believe may have a mental health problem?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 23rd, 2018

why do i randomly hit people?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 23rd, 2018

why do I get so annoyed so easily, feel sad and always upset about the way I look, have trouble getting up, cry randomly at night, and always feel kind of sad?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

I feel off and I can’t describe/pinpoint how? Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 6th, 2018

Why is it so hard to talk about mental illness?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: March 26th, 2018

I have a thyroid condition. Could that be the cause of my anxiety and depressing feelings, or have i just become like this? How did this even happen in that case?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

How do I deal with mental health issues if I don't believe in medication or therapy?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

What happens if I don't speak to anyone about my issues?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Is it okay to not feel happiness and sadness?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 12th, 2018

Is mental illness a “real” disease?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 3rd, 2018

My body feels terrible on the 2nd day of my new SSRI. I feel nauseous, dizzy, weak, scared and just totally abnormal. I know the first few days are tough but this is insane. Can you tell me things I can do to get used to a new medicine?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 2nd, 2018

Does anyone have any experience with having/getting an emotional support animal?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: January 31st, 2018

What does mental illness mean?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: January 14th, 2018

How do I get a GI doctor if no one will make an appt?

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When I get angry at myself or someone else I just stop eating.Is that self harm, an eating disorder?

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My sons friend has amnesia. Believes my son to be his dead father. We try telling him truth but he gets very upset. What do we do?

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Why do I like emotional pain?

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I care for a family member who has a mental illness. Where can I find more information about how to take care of them?

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Why do I feel numb all the time? I'm constantly faking my emotions during interactions with people so they don't think im a bad person. I only feel very short term extreme emotions but very rarely.

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How do I tell me mom I'm having withdrawal symptoms from a medication I once took?

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I think I'm in love with the voice in my head and I've never heard of anything like this... What should I do?

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Is there something I can do to relieve brain fog just a bit?

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my psychologist told me that my suicidal thoughts are normal and everybody has it. now i feel like i was only making things up and i lost my faith in therapy, what should i do?

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I hear yelling voices in my head. When this happens it feels like I'm on fast forward and everything around me is in slow motion. Is this normal?

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What does mental health mean?

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How do I get a Neurologist doctor if no one will make an appt because I go to OHSU?

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My new doctor doesn't believe I'm depressed after 4 years of treatment. The doctor took away my medications and therapy. I'm in so much danger and I hate life. What can I do?

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How can I get help to get off some of my medicines?

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How do I keep a MD since they all say I don't know what is wrong with you? I can no longer help you and I need to refer you do another MD.

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Been in therapy for 6 months, it's only gotten worse since then. I have no other place to go for help, what can I do?

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Is deep thoughts/thinking a mental illness? If so, is there a name for this illness?

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I don't know if I'm happy because I don't even know/remember what happiness feels like. Am I actually happy and just feeling sorry for myself, or am I truly unhappy?

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I know that I have moderate anxiety and possiblity mild depression but my mom tells me it’s normal and my dad doesn’t believe in mental illnesses. What do I do?

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Do some psychiatrist's use spirituality with my treatment?

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How do I become mentally stable without help from any professionals or medication?

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Can an underage person ask for therapy here on 7cups?

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I ask myself the same questions everyday. Why?

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my parents have put me in a position where they think i'm overreacting when i address that i might have some sort of mental illness. is there an alternate way to get diagnosed w/o my parents knowing?

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I'm really concerned and like to know are therapists verified for safety?

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So I'm trying therapy soon . I just wanted to ask about your experiences. How much has it been helpful for you?

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How can I get my mind stable for various thinking?

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How do I get a GI doctor if no one will make an appt because I go to OHSU?

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why do i struggle so much with things other people find so easy? (jobs, getting a relationship, good grades etc.) I feel so useless.

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