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Sick people need compassion....not judgement!

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 2:49 pm
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • We Christians have often become Job’s friends. We treat the sick like lepers. We tell them faith can heal them, and if they don’t get healed they have no faith. We accuse them of secret sin and sometimes ...

Hugs are very theraputic

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 9:27 pm
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • The next time you feel depressed ask someone that loves you to give you a nice LOOOONG HUG ...

living with TSC and schizophrenia

  • By c00lbeagle77 · New reply yesterday at 8:51 pm
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Hello everybody my name is Becky and I am going to be 37 in a couple of months. I was diagnosed with TSC when I was 4yrs old. Eight years after that I began seeing and hearing things but I had no clue ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted yesterday at 3:22 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

  • By kdg1213 · New reply yesterday at 1:26 pm
  • Journal · 24 replies
  • I am a 23 year old girl who was overweight for most of her life. I lost a bunch of weight in an unhealthy way back in 2009. Then I decided to get healthy. In January of 2011 I started to develop a problem ...

My Favorite Psalm

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 1:18 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Psalm 13 is a perfect reading for ANYONE Christian or not that is suffering because in our humanness we feel that God has abandoned us when we are distressed. I have been a Christian over 35 years and ...

Mental reorganization

  • By Sulaiman · New reply yesterday at 8:25 am
  • Discussion in Anxiety and phobias · 1 reply
  • I will give here a brief veiw of personal experience of my 5 year of panic disorder . i approve the strange madness give me horrible torture . however there are some good aspect of this too . my fear ...

Need a Good Laugh???

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • I spit my coffee out when I saw this ...


  • By JudithOrjuela · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Schizophrenia · 1 reply
  • Buenas tardes soy nueva en el grupo y tengo un hijo de 42años con esquizofrenia paranoide. Fue diagnosticado desde los 30 años y me gustaria saber que medicamentos les han dado mejor resultado o que dieta ...

Geodon - my 17 year old daughter

  • By my3girls64 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • my daughter has been on several meds.. risperidone with lexapro was wonderful until she started lactating.. so we had to get her off of it pretty quick.. They switched her to Serequel.. absolultey horrible ...

To my Inspire Family

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • I thank God for all of you, your kind words and well wishes have touched my heart.....THANK YOU ...

SSRI's making it worse

  • By MareH · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Bipolar disorder · 2 replies
  • This is regarding my 30 year old son. He is bi-polar suffering with anxiety disorder. He has been on several ssri's Zoloft being the latest one. He suffers from many side effects so he started on a very ...

This is new...

  • By Fahnette · Posted April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Other issues · 0 replies
  • I think I might be angry. Yes, yes I am. Wow. You see, my family doesn't "do" strong emotions so I've gotten quite used to numbing. Even after the whole near-death/ptsd/constant pain thing it seemed like ...

New Diagnosis....sigh (God Help me)

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • I talked to a VA Psychiatrist for an hour yesterday and he said without a shadow of a doubt I suffer from PTSD, he said working at a Psych hospital and a Trauma hospital is aggravating my already present ...

Enjoying Every Moment

  • By SurroundingHope · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Over the years I have survived. All forms of abuse from my family, cops that wouldnt help, school wouldnt help, and friends couldnt do anything. Abandonment, Abuse, Neglect, and so much more. When I turned ...

I think I have PTSD.

  • By IRespectYou · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Hello. It's been a while. I hope that you missed me. I may have PTSD. I want to say something about that. Please write back and tell me what is wrong with me and that I am wonderful. Trauma, according ...

Year of Gratitude- 2014

  • By amarettosour · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 677 replies
  • Happy New Years To All Inspire Members! I decided to start a journal for gratitude for the new year in 2013. 2013 is behind us and its time to move forward. This journal has transformed my life in 2013 ...

What are your fav TV and Radio shows?

  • By Flare999 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • My nurse wants me to find stuff that relaxes me, so what helps you? For radio we have RAW FM 87.60 going most of the time. Hubby introduced me to it and at first it was all alien to me and last year a ...

Putting my issues on the back burner....

  • By charlottesweb · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Had to take mom to hospital yesterday. Found she has a fractured bone in her spine and diverticulitis acting up again. They plan to let her go home tomorrow. I haven't seen my mom for awhile but, she ...

Off the Rails

  • By UnfortunatelyAnna · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • With my back against the Newport Traffic I find myself standing on the rail of the bridge Arms out. ocean below And this will not be the first time, because Someone tried to drown me a long time ago Someone ...

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