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How do you reply to "How are you?" when you're not okay?

You know, when it's just a casual/passing conversation and not a therapy session or deep conversation with a close friend or significant other.
I value honesty and am a bit cynical of the norm to say you're good, yet I very often say "good!" and pretend I am. Sometimes that makes me feel fake... or at least kind of weird that I lied about how I feel. Sometimes I try to be a bit more ...
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Stopping Work

I am resignating from my current job because i feel So Down.I am anxious thta my entire life will be wasted like this.Also one of main problen i quit was ,The place was new and i was unable to find any psychotherapist there.There was a Language barrier for me which kept me,back in my house from finding a therapist.I lagged my therapy and i was actually getting big anger outbreakd from time to time and ...
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Validity of "Sigma Personality assessment inventory" test

Is there any published criticism or skepticism online regarding the validity of the "Sigma Personality assessment inventory" test? I took one and I think the results are inaccurate but can't find any data online regarding the test's validity
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Living in 2 worlds

Hello Psychforum,

I'm writing to you in hopes to find others who might share this experience or perhaps could help me with it. For about a decade and a half i have been experiencing some kind of cognitive divergence. Its like i'm living in 2 different worlds at once. I experience 2 different instances at most any given time. Over the years what started as minor divergences are starting to become more distinct.

I can't ...
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Don't get me wrong here, I'm not feeling sorry for myself (well maybe just a little).

Sometimes I feel like I'm the most misunderstood person in the world.

It's like what I'm trying to portray just isn't translating and people see something quite hideous. I do understand that some of it is probably my own insecurity and paranoia because I do have a lot to hide.

The thing is though, people don't know what it ...
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Difficult expressing myself

Does anyone else have this problem ?
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Christmas Blues

Anyone who knows me well enough can tell you I absolutely love Christmas. I alway have ever since I was little. I love the atmosphere, the music, the decorations, everything.

Unfortunately, in the past few years, I've been dealing with incredibly scary thoughts and fears, and being sad as a result. I feel cheated in a way, like life took something precious from me.

It's just not fair...
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Tips for staying positive and motivated

This year has been absolutely the worst year in my life so many things have happened (too personal to share) but I’m really trying to go on through the day and have a good attitude that the medicine will work and that I can be happy again. Does anyone have any good tips on staying positive and motivated?
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How common is mental illness?

How common is mental illness in the population? I've managed several friends' houses they rent out to tenants / lodgers over the years & so I'm in the unique position to have come across a huge amount of people in a short space of time- and to get to know them very well. :D

One of the things that surprised me was how many of these ...
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Toxic shame? Help


I’ve been heavily struggling with my mental health now for a really long time and have recently discovered my mum has schizophrenia and unintentional was emotionally abusive. This has opened my eyes quite a lot as to why I feel the way I do however although knowing this information has improved my quality of life and mental health a lot I am still really struggling. It is hard because I want to have the ...
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