This is a thread for people to air their brain-related problems and get support from other groovy folks. You don't have to be suffering from anything to post here (I don't*): just be a supportive, awesome person.
Take the following into consideration before posting:
-People tend to treat the brain as magic or something. It's still a physical thing, and sometimes breaks down like any other part of the body. Don't think that your mental illness is some personal failing of yourself.
-Likewise, don't be ashamed to post here. Some people finding that talking it out can be very therapeutic. You aren't a bad person for having a cold or fever, so why would you be a bad person for having some brain thing?
-Self-diagnosis is silly. Go see a professional before thinking you have anything.
-Since a lot of people in these threads tend to skew younger, keep in mind that a lot of colleges have people trained to deal with problems you may be having. If you are enrolled, then your outrageous tuition fees should be covering that shit. Don't let those student loans go to waste.
-Likewise, check out support groups. Colleges love damn groups for just about everything. Groups: not just for anime.
-Understand that this is the internet and you may or may not care about how much personal stuff you divulge.
-If Vivixenne ever posts in this thread, then it is probably 100% pure gold. Listen to it and stuff.
-While this thread, ideally, should be a warm happy place of digital hugs and sweetness, having problems does not necessarily absolve you of personal responsibility and shit. In other words: at least try
not to be too thin-skinned if people toss out some criticisms. Unless they're being dicks about it, I guess.
-One big caveat to post here is that few people here are trained doctors that really have any idea of how the brain works besides an article they read once on Wikipedia. While a lot of people here are awesome, and the place is good for...feelin' good, ultimately your doctor should probably be the final authority on any major decisions you make.
-Having said that, doctors are not perfect. If you've been seeing the same person/people for a a good while and aren't happy with the results, then shop around.
Oh, and one last thing for those of us with (for lack of a better term: don't take this the wrong way, anyone) healthier brains: it's kinda hard to understand what a person is going through when you aren't or haven't suffering/suffered the same thing. I can't wrap my head around a lot of this shit, so just take a moment to think a bit before you tear into someone. In fact, maybe just don't tear into people at all?
*or do I?