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A Therapeutic Community

A Therapeutic Community
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Put Yourself on the Couch! And now a welcoming note...

***new idea: try tagging your entries with your name/name you want to go by so that people can keep up on your story, in order to better support you. Also adding tags about the general topic may make it easier to look up others going through the same thing you are going through...this is not required, but it might be a good idea...***

Dear Members,

Recently, the couch has undergone some changes for the better with many more to come! As the mods, Brittany and I want to ensure the success of this community! The couch is intended to be a safe place to share your experience with therapy and all that is behind it. What I mean is, let this be a source of therapy as well. What someone is going through is equally important as the content/outcome of their sessions. With that said, we ask that you are respectful and supportive as possible of each other. To make make members feel safe at all times, we also ask that you make an effort to make entries friends-only. Commenting is encouraged because even though we are not professionals, we are part of everyone's support system - acknowledgment often gives a person some sense of value!

Please remember that no person is better than your therapist when dealing with a complex issue such as suicide! (for this specific topic, this website is highly recommended) It also helps if you are currently involved in some type of therapy like counseling, but it is not required to be a member! This is your community - if you have any suggestions or concerns, please let us know!

Welcome! Brittany and I invite you to have a seat on the couch:)

Your maintainers,
dramaqween2788 (Holly)
magic730dreams (Brittany)

New Member Survey!

Name/What You Want to be Called:
Current Method of Therapy:
Current Issues You're Dealing With:
Is therapy helping you? Why or Why not?
Anything else you want to share:
What would like to see/gain from this community; why did you join?

More About the Mods: click here to find out about our two awesome mods!

*****RECENTLY ADDED!******
Here are some phone numbers to call in case of a crisis or suicide scare-can't sleep at night or are scared or anxious-these are some great people, trained to help you. Scroll down for numbers in your state, and national numbers are there too, if your state number is no longer working. Don't be afraid to reach out and get the help you need! That's why we're all here. :-) The site: http://suicidehotlines.com/

Member Recommended Books:
Strong At The Broken Places: Building Resiliency in Survivors of Trauma by Linda T. Sanford
Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Laura Davis and Ellen Bass
Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
THE STRANGER IN THE MIRROR: Dissociation: The Hidden Epidemic by Marlene, M.D. Steinberg and Maxine Schnall
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook by Glenn R. Schiraldi
If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Take Your Place in the World by Dan Neuharth
An Adult Child's Guide to What's 'Normal' by John C. Friel Ph.D. and Linda D. Friel M.A.
Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents by Nina W. Brown
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
With or Without a Man: Single Women Taking Control of Their Lives by Karen Gail, Ph.D. Lewis
Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps by Melody Beattie
The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family by Eleanor Payson
The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner
The Gift of Therapy : An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients by Irvin Yalom, M.D.
Meditations for Survivors of Suicide by Joni Woelfel
But Inside I'm Screaming by Elizabeth Flock
The Bell Jar: A Novel by Sylvia Plath
The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Laura Davis
List Your Self: Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery by Ilene Segalove and Paul Bob Velick
Heal With Amino Acids and Nutrients by Billie J. Sahley
Depression-Free, Naturally: 7 Weeks to Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from Your Life by Joan Mathews Larson
Adult Bipolar Disorders: Understanding Your Diagnosis and Getting Help by Mitzi Waltz
Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach by Cory F. Newman, Robert L. Leahy, Aaron T. Beck, Noreen Reilly-Harrington, and Gyulai Laszlo
The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition by Mary Ellen Copeland, and Matthew McKay
A Map for the Journey: Living Meaningfully With Recurring Depression by Nan Dickie
Active Treatment of Depression by Richard O'Connor
Feeling Better, Getting Better, Staying Better : Profound Self-Help Therapy For Your Emotions by Albert Ellis
Parenting Well When You're Depressed: A Complete Resource for Maintaining a Healthy Family by Alexis D. Henry, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Susan M. Phillips, and Joanne Nicholson
Restoring Intimacy: The Patient's Guide to Maintaining Relationships During Depression by National Dmda
Working in the Dark: Keeping Your Job While Dealing With Depression by Fawn Fitter, and Beth Gulas
64 Ways to Beat the Blues by Yolanda Nave
After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell
Beat Depression and Reclaim Your Life by: Alexandra Massey
New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions by: Neil R. Bockian, Nora Elizabeth Villagran, and Valerie Porr
Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder by: Jerold J. Kreisman, and Hal Straus
Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder by: Rachel Reiland
How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me by: Susan Rose Blauner
Eclipses: Behind the Borderline Personality Disorder by: Melissa F. Thornton

Member Recommended Websites:
Setting Personal Boundaries-Protecting Self
Tools for Coping with Life's Stressors
Sanctuary for the Abused
ACON, Adult Children of Narcissists
Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse Site
Cognitive Behavior Therapy: The Basics
Self Help Magazine
Suicide: Read This First
Crisis Services Kids Helpline
About Psychotherapy Home Page
Psychodynamic Therapy
How Can A Person Cope With Being Depressed and Suicidal?
Why Call A Suicide Hotline?
Depression Bookstore
Borderline and Beyond
Health Talk, the Depression Community
Suicide Awareness and Prevention on Facebook
Depression Awareness on Facebook
Psychogenic Excoriation on Facebook

Finding a Therapist:
Counseling and Mental Health Resources
Therapist Directory on Psychology.Com
Behavioral Health Care Network in Western New York