Lifestyle suggestions for mental health disorders

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    May 01, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    Hi RJ,
    You can stop reading this if you still thinking I'm crying wolf or asking for sarcasm. It's been more than a week since I fought with my family and moved away to a new town, since then I've run out of money quick on temporary accomodation with no income. I'm now in a placement for homeless people, am under the care of a social worker and getting ready so make appointments once again for a GP and psych.

    When I get a job that will be something else off my mind and will restore my independence. But even if I go back on medication (don't want to talk about that) it's only going to feed chemicals to my brain. I think that I am more motivated with lifestyle suggestions from real people. What worked in the past for me when I was still at school, were instructions like "After school take a hot bath for 40 mins. Then go around the block for 30 mins, alternating between walking and jogging each 5 mins." etc etc. These days that sort of tip seems lifeless and vague, not specific enough.

    It's no surprise that vague, non-committal things like "workout" or "go to the gym" etc will just deflect off me.

    I'm not sure what I'm asking here but it seems like a good idea. I've been meaning to ask about lifestyle suggestions here for the past week but I feel like I need to justify it.
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    May 01, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    Get a job.

    And I'm not saying that in a mean way. Being between jobs was always my worst emotional moments (and yeah, saw a shrink a time or three).
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    May 01, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    Why not use medications and lifestyle changes too. Reading about your condition rather hearing it from a doctor is self impowering as well. Surrounding your self with positive people is huge on your perception on life.

    When you and your doctor are in a comfortable place to wien you off the meds should be a positive help as well.
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    May 01, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    Meditation is now being studied and scientifically proven to help people mentally, whether they are schizophrenic, or fine.