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Guest Post: A Letter To Police Officers Regarding the Mentally Ill by Nancy Boucher

Bipolar Bandit

A person who has a serious mental illness and is in crisis may be experiencing paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and be feeling threatened and fearful. I have learned these lessons on the front lines as a Mom, and the road ahead in helping those in crisis with serious mental illness. Their brain is not functioning normally.

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The monster will get us, be quiet

Stop Abuse Campaign

I still suffer from night paranoia. I would play outside, yelling, to drown out the yelling from my drunk parents. It was awkward and embarrassing when my friends were around. I lived in fear, sleeping against the wall, scared at night. Our family was poor, and my mother always cried about money. She would always cry on Christmas night.

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Carers Week: mental health support for both carers and the cared for

Social Care

My eldest son from a previous relationship and our youngest son were sent to their grandparents while my fiancé also struggled with panic attacks and paranoia. For two weeks my fiancé struggled with psychosis. Our youngest son had seen him try to walk in front of a bus, and my eldest saw him grab a knife.

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The Fear Of Leaving The House When Having Mental Illness

Blurt It Out

Paranoia can also form part of our illness(es). Experiencing Things That Others Don’t Some people hear, feel, see, smell, or taste things that are very real to them but can’t be heard, felt, seen, smelt, or tasted by others. Furthermore, the outside world could exacerbate some of our symptoms.

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How to Deal with Loneliness for Better Mental Health

Psychological Health Care

Chronic loneliness can lead to feelings of social anxiety and paranoia, which can make it difficult for you to trust others. People who are chronically lonely are more likely to ruminate on their negative experiences and feelings, leading to a cycle of negative thoughts and feelings that further exacerbates their feelings of loneliness.

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Am I Going Through a Nervous Breakdown?

Beautiful Voyager

Psychosis, e.g., paranoia, hallucinations, or delusions. Anxiety, panic attacks, or shakiness. Feeling physically unwell. Unexplained or general aches and pains. Difficulty thinking, focusing, remembering, or making decisions. Intrusive thoughts or flashbacks of a traumatic event are similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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He Died Waiting: A book with a purpose

Learning Social Worker

When I realised the scale of the failings, I wondered if Tim's terror of services was based on reality rather than paranoia. This is underpinned by a widespread defensive culture which societal indifference allows to flourish in plain sight. All of this was very difficult to accept. Frankly, this achieved nothing.