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In Part I of the Dan Moricoli’s three part series on Dr. Klimas’s Heart Rate Based Activity Management Program on ME-CFSCommunity Center.com, we followed Brenda as she did a VO2 max exercise test on a bicycle at Dr. Klimas’s CFS Clinic. In the second video Dan video’s Brenda as she consults with Connie Sol, the exercise physiologist at Dr. Klimas Clinic, about her test results.

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In collaboration with Dr. Klimas,6170-monitorEWORD.jpg Dan Moricoli of the ME-CFS Community and the CFS Knowledge Center has created a professional looking video series focusing on using VO2 max and heart rate measures to create a relapse free ‘exercise’ program to enhance ones health.

Part I focuses on using the VO2 max test to determine where patients reach their anerobic threshold. It features a patient – Brenda, Dr. Klimas and her exercise physiologist Connie.

Pts II and III will focus on discussing what the result means and how to implement the program and will be released over the next couple of weeks.… Read More

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In collaboration with Dr. Klimas, Dan Moricoli of the ME-CFS Community and Knowledge Center has created a video series focusing on using VO2 max and heart rate measures to create a relapse free ‘exercise’ program to enhance ones health.

 

Part I focuses on using the VO2 max test to determine at what heart rate patients enter the danger zone – their anerobic threshold. It features a patient, Brenda, Dr. Klimas and her exercise physiologist Connie.

 

Parts II and III will focus on discussing what the test means and how to implement a relapse free exercise program (even for the very ill) and will be released over the next couple of weeks.… Read More
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Check out the International Suicide Prevention Website for detailed information on Australian sites.

Australia Suicide Prevention

6168-australia-political-map.jpgME/CFS Groups – Please note that the ME/CFS groups are not ‘crisis centers’ and they probably do not have personnel trained in dealing with potential suicide problems.… Read More

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Check out the International Suicide Prevention Website for detailed information on European sites.

6159-europe_map31.jpgAUSTRIA
Telefonseelsorge Notruf
Tel: (00 43) 142
Services: Telephone and Email
Website: http://www.telefonseelsorge.at

BELGIUM
Telephone support
Tele-Onthaal
Tel: 106
Website: http://www.tele-onthaal.be

Tele-Accueil
Tel: 107
Website: http://www.tele-accueil.be

Suicide prevention
De Zelfmoordlijn Centrum ter Preventie van Zelfmoord vzw (the Flemisch Suicide Prevention Center),
Arteveldestraat 142
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium
Tel: (0032) (0)2/649 95 55- Open 24 hours a day
Services by: Telephone
Website: www.zelfmoordpreventie.be

Child Abuse
Vertrouwenscentra Kindermishandeling (info, advies, hulp)
Tel: 078-15 00 20

DENMARK
Livslinien
Postbox 1157
DK – 1010
COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Tel: 70 201 201
Services by: Telephone
Website: http://www.livslinien.dk

FRANCE
Suicide
http://www.suicideinfo.org/french/
http://www.preventionsuicide.be/frame.htm
http://www.barbery.net/psy/suicide/index.htm

Suicide Ecoute
PARIS
Tel: 01 45 39 4000
Services by: Telephone
Website: http://suicide.ecoute.free.fr

SOS Help (English Speaking Service)
Boite Postale 43,
Boulogne, Cedex 92101
Tel: 01 46 21 46 46
Services by: Telephone (3-11pm)
Website: www.soshelpline.org

Fil Sante Jeunes
PARIS
Tel: 0800 235 236
Services by: Telephone
Website for young people:www.filsantejeunes.com

Rape & Sexual Abuse
http://www.sosfemmes.com/
http://schneider.sophie.free.fr/index.html
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/laragedevivre/

SOS VIOLS – Tel: 0.800.05.95.95
SOS FEMME VIOLENCE CONJUGALE – Tel: 01.40.33.80.60
AIDE AUX VICTIMES – Tel: 0.810.09.86.09
SOS VIOLENCES FAMILIALES – Tel: 01.44.73.01.27

Other Useful Numbers
Info CONTRACEPTION et IVG – Tel: 0.820.331.334
Association Européenne contre les violences faites aux femmes au travail – Tel: 01.45.84.24.24
Drogues Alcool Tabac Info Service – 113
Enfance Maltraitée – 119

GERMANY
Telefonseelsorge Deutschland
Tel: 0800 1110 111 / 0800 1110 222
www.telefonseelsorge.org

Suicide
http://www.selbstmord.de/
http://www.kinderundjugendtelefon.de/

Regionale Hilfe
Berlin: http://www.berliner-krisendienst.de/
Kassel: http://www.beratung-in-krisen.de/
Münster: http://www.muenster.org/krisenhilfe/

Andere Information
http://www.selbsthilfe-missbrauch.de/Infos/Links.htm

LUXEMBOURG
Please note:
· This list is in English but the three main languages are Luxembourgish, French and German, although people working on SOS lines do speak English as well
· The international dialling code is +352

Organisations
For children:-
Bobby Action – Tel 12321
Child and youth aid – Tel 12345
Donation assistance for cancer-ill children – Tel: 31 31 70 / General cancer donation – Tel: 45 30 33-1
A heart for cancer-ill children Asbl – Tel: 51 46 29-1
Baby assistance Asbl – Tel: 54 66 77

For families:-
Help for families – Tel: 40 49 49

For women:-
Woman telephone – Tel: 12344
Women in trouble – Tel: 49 08 77
Physically abused women – Tel: 44 81 81
Rape – Tel: 49 58 54

For victims of crime / accidents:-
Assistance for crime victims – Tel: 40 20 40
Assistance for victims of traffic accidents – Tel: 26 43 21 21

Drugs & Alcohol:-
Drug assistance for youth and family – Tel: 49 10 40
Parents of drug-dependent children (E.D.K.) – Tel: 54 54 44
Drug and alcohol info – Tel: 47 57 47

For those with anxiety / phobias:-
Social info – Tel: 8002 98 98
Lëtzebuerger Angschtsteierungshëllef (anxiety and phobias) – Tel: 59 45 90

General support:-
Craze telephone – Tel: 49 60 99
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Check out the International Suicide Prevention Website for detailed information on United Kingdom sites.

6160-United-Kingdom-Map-12.jpgUNITED KINGDOM

Samaritans

Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (National number charged at local call rates)
To find a local center in the UK, you can click here
Minicom/textphone: 08457 90 91 92
Provides email support as well.
Email: jo@samaritans.org

PAPYRUS HOPELINE
0870 1704000

Health NHS direct (mental health/suicide)
0845 46 47 (local rate)
Website: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ NHS Direct Mental Health FAQ

Information websites

The Calm Zone – http://www.thecalmzone.net/ – support site, with support line, focus is on males, but can be used by women too
BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/suicide1.shtml

OTHERS

Violence and Crime
0845 30 30 900 (local rate)

Womens aid domestic violence helpline
08457 023468 (local rate)

CHILDLINE (young person or child helpline)
Free call calls cant be traced
0800 1111
Website: http://www.childline.org.uk/

Alcoholics anonymous
0845 769 7555 (local rate)
Website: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Sexuality
(020) 7837 7324

National Debt Helpline
0808 084000

Cruse Bereavement Care
0870 167 1677

Farmers in Difficulty
07002 326326

IRELAND

Samaritans

Tel: 1850 60 90 90 (National number charged at local call rates)
To find a local Samaritans center in Ireland, click here
Minicom/textphone: 1850 60 90 91
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Zest for the prevention of suicide -Londonderry -028)71266999

Other Crisis Centers

Youth

Childline – freefone 1800 666 666
NSPCC, Child Protection Helpline:freephone, 24 hrs – 0800 800500
Contact Youth (counselling for young People) – 028)90457848
Youthline – 0808 808 8000
Young Persons Advice line – 0808 808 5678
Childline – 24 hr helpline for children and young people in trouble – 0800 1111 / Website: http://www.childline.org.uk/

Mood Disorders

Depression – Aware (01) 676 6166
Bodywhys (help for Anorexia and bulimia) – (01) 283 5126
Eating Disorders Assessment (NI) – 90618299 /90621627

Nexus Rape and Incest Counselling

Belfast centre – (028)90326803
Londonderry centre-(028)71260566
Enniskillen – (028)66320046
Portadown – (028)38350588

Rape crisis and sexual abuse centre – (028)90249696
Freephone – 0800 0526813
Victim Support Belfast – (028)90244039

Alcoholism

NICAS-n.i.community addiction service, alcohol,drugs addiction – 028 90664434/90330499/90731602

Other useful numbers in Northern Ireland

Belfast city Hospital – 028 90329241
Royal Victoria Hospital –028 90240503
Mater Hospital – 028 90741211
Dunlewey Substance advice – 028)90743999
Alcoholics Anon – 028 90434848
Aids Help Line – 0800 12743/02890 326117
Relate Marriage Guidance counselling -028)90323454
Brook advisory centre (Family Planning for under 25)
- (028)90328866
Family Planning association -(028)90325448

Other useful numbers in ROI

Dublin
Rape Crisis centre – 6614911/6615464
Sexual assault unit, Rotunda Hospital – 8732111
Women and aids – 8745302
Women’s aid helpline – 1800 341 900 or 01 8745302/3
Women’s aid refuge – 961002

Galway
Rape Crisis Centre – 563676
Women’s aid refuge – 63581

Limerick
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6162-North_America_map_coloured..jpgUSA

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (NSPL) – is the central Suicide Prevention site in the US. It’s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They will also route you to one of the 150 Suicide Crisis centers in the US. Website

The National Suicide Crisis Center Locator– allows you to search by zip code or state to find one of the 150 Suicide Crisis Centers in the US

Other US Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Websites

Christian Suicide Support

Spanish Language

  • Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio – Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454
  • Spanish speaking suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDA (784-2432)

Veterans

Chapters

Teens and Children – Covenant House Nineline Tel: 800-999-9999

Other Crisis Hotlines

  • List of US Mental Health hotlines, for various disorders: http://www.mentalhealth.org/hotlines/
  • Self Injury – Tel: 1.800.DON’T.CUT (366-8288)
  • Suicide Hotline – Tel: 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
  • Domestic Violence – Tel: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline – Tel: 1-800-THE-GLNH
  • Rape Crisis – Tel: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
  • Child Abuse Tel: -1-800-4-A-CHILD begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-4-A-CHILD

CANADA

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6161-australia-political-map.jpgAustralia-wide Lifeline – [URL="http://www.lifeline.org.au%20-%2024/"]http://www.lifeline.org.au[/URL] – 24 hrs – 13 11 14 - usually the cost of a local call

Suicide Callback Servicehttp://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ – 1300 659 467 – anywhere in Australia at the cost of a local call.

Crisis Support Chathttp://www.lifeline.org.au/Find-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat/default.aspx

Local

Perth
The Samaritans, Subiaco
60 Bagot Road
Subiaco
PERTH
Contact by: Face to Face tick.gif – Phone tick.gif – Letter: tick.gif – Email: tick.gif
Helpline 1: 08 93 81 5555
Helpline 2: Youthline: 08 93 88 2500
Helpline 3: Freecall Countryline: 1800 198 313
Helpline 4: TTY: 08 93 82 8822
Website: www.thesamaritans.org.au
24 Hour service: tick.gif

Western Australia
Befrienders International Australia
175 Lilydale Road
WA 6556
Chidlow

Tasmania
Lifelink Samaritans
PO Box 228
7250
LAUNCESTON
Tasmania
Contact by: Face to Face tick.gif – Phone tick.gif
Helpline 1: 03 6331 3355 (Launceston area)
Helpline 2: 1300 364 566 (statewide)
Website: www.lifelinksamaritans.org.au
24 Hour service: tick.gif

Samaritans of Albany, WA
PO Box 991
WA 6330
ALBANY
Western Australia
Contact by: – Phone tick.gif – Letter: tick.gif
Helpline 1: 08 98 422776
24 Hour service: tick.gif

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6164-OverwhelmII.jpgWhat You Can Do
(from the CFIDS Association of America http://www.cfids.org/resources/long-…ts-suicide.asp)

Listen. It is vitally important that people in an emotional crisis have someone who will listen and really hear what they are saying. Try to establish a connection with the feelings beneath the words.

Ask about suicide. Be up-front. “Are you thinking of suicide?” There’s no harm bringing up the subject. Often the individual will respond to the question and is glad to have the opportunity to bring the issue out in the open.

Take any mention of suicide seriously.

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6166-depression.jpgSuicide and Depression: Q & AFrom SAVE (Suicide Awareness: Voices of Education) - http://www.save.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=705C8CB8-9321-F1BD-867E811B1B404C94

Why do people kill themselves?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. People die by suicide for a number of reasons.However, the majority of the people who take their lives (estimated at 90%)were suffering with an underlying mental illness and substance abuse problem atthe time of their death. They weren’t sick, but their brains were. Too often we think that a person is their brain, that’s where their personality or character resides. This is not true.… Read More

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6165-Depressed-on-a-Bench.jpgStudies

Only one study has been done on the rates of suicide in ME/CFS. A University of Washington study following 1201 patients found that suicide rates in ‘chronically fatigued’ patients were eight times higher than norms. Suicide rates in people who met the Fukuda definition of CFSwere normal.

This study has not been replicated. Even if it is accurate, and there are some reasons to think it may not be, the Forums will contain a mixture of people who meet the Fukuda criteria and those who don’t and it’s impossible to tell who is who.… Read More

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6167-depression-_1_.jpgA Suicide Crisis is usually a time-limited event which a person can be rescued from if they get appropriate care. The signs that someone may be in a Suicide Crisis are:

  • Precipitating Event -A recent event that is particularly distressing such as loss of loved one or career failure. Sometimes the individuals own behavior precipitates the event: for example, a man’s abusive behavior while drinking causes his wife to leave him.
  • Intense Emotional State- Desperation (anguish plus urgency regarding need for relief), rage, psychic pain or inner tension, anxiety, guilt, hopelessness, acute sense of abandonment.
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In this three part series we looked at the Light’s exciting work on ME/CFS. First – we looked at the Light’s attempt to validate their gene expression findings, then we examined what they believe may be ground zero for CFS, and finally we brought their findings together with a theory paper by Shapiro which asserted that a different kind of herpesvirus is at work in ME.


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In this three part series we look at the Light’s exciting work at the University of Utah on ME/CFS. First – we look at the Light’s attempt to validate their gene expression findings, then we examine what they believe may be ground zero for CFS, and finally we tie together their findings with a theory paper by Shapiro suggesting that different kind of herpesvirus may be a work in ME. Thanks to the Lights and Judith Shapiro for their willingness to answer questions and, as always, to Dennis for his invaluable help getting the research papers.

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Dorsal Root Ganglia - Ground Zero for chronic fatigue syndrome? THe Light Gene Expression studiesIn this three part series we look at the Light’s exciting work at the University of Utah on ME/CFS. First – we look at the Light’s attempt to validate their gene expression findings, then we examine what they believe may be ground zero for ME/CFS, and finally we tie together their findings with a theory paper by Shapiro suggesting that different kind of herpesvirus may be a work in ME/CFS. Thanks to the Lights and Judith Shapiro for their willingess to answer questions and, as always, to Dennis for his invaluable help getting the research papers.

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In this three part series we look at the Light’s exciting work at the University of Utah on ME/CFS. First – we look at the Light’s attempt to validate their gene expression findings, then we examine what they believe may be ground zero for ME/CFS, and finally we tie together their findings with a theory paper by Shapiro suggesting that different kind of herpesvirus may be a work in ME/CFS. Thanks to the Lights and Judith Shapiro for their willingness to answer questions and, as always, to Dennis for his invaluable help getting research papers.


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In this three part series we looked at the Light’s exciting work on ME/CFS. First – we looked at the Light’s attempt to validate their gene expression findings, then we examined what they believe may be ground zero for CFS, and finally we brought their findings together with a theory paper by Shapiro which asserted that a different kind of herpesvirus is at work in ME.

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You can watch the full presentation by clicking on the following link:

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