Life Up North · On The Borderline/ Mental Health

You Have 2 Hands. One To Help Yourself. One To Help Others #worldhomelessday

As well and World Mental Health Day, Today Is World Homeless Day Too. The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. I want to help to make a difference this winter. I know a local… Continue reading You Have 2 Hands. One To Help Yourself. One To Help Others #worldhomelessday

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Oh Joy! Answers.

This image pretty much sums up how I'm feeling right now. I've been lost for a few weeks, in a cycle of episodes, up, down, around, hyper, confused, anxious, excited, It's been a real Borderline Roller Coaster but I knew that soon enough I would have an epiphany. This happens now and again after I… Continue reading Oh Joy! Answers.

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Today Is World Mental Health Day, Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

World Mental Health Day gives individuals and organisations the ideal opportunity to raise awareness of mental health within their community by providing a specific date to start the conversation about mental health. As most of you well know, I suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder, an Anxiety Disorder and have experienced Post Traumatic Stress I am… Continue reading Today Is World Mental Health Day, Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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The Discriminating Doc: My Experience With Stigma And A Mental Health Professional

I have previously added a post relating to the Stigma towards BPD (Common Misconceptions And Myths Attached To BPD, Lets Get a Few Things Straight!. ) I'm going to share with you something that has made my blood boil for the past 2 days... So I was talking to this guy recently, just general chit chat.  He is a… Continue reading The Discriminating Doc: My Experience With Stigma And A Mental Health Professional

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Make Time To Be A Friend. It Could Save Someone’s Life

Dealing with my own personal problems and having to move away from my home town to create a better life for myself & my daughter means that I am well aware of how much I rely on my friends for support. I understand the importance of making time for my friends and being there for them or… Continue reading Make Time To Be A Friend. It Could Save Someone’s Life

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Food and Mood. How To Recognise When Your Hungry Or Just Feeding Your Feelings

One of the things that I have been guilty of my whole life is feeding my feelings, I have recently researched the effects my moods have on what food I choose to have, as I'm always looking for comfort food when I'm upset then feeling guilty about eating it afterwards making me depressed and starting… Continue reading Food and Mood. How To Recognise When Your Hungry Or Just Feeding Your Feelings

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Tame The Black Dog – Beat Depression – End The Stigma

I want to share with you an amazing video animation that I came across named 'The Black Dog' by the World Health Organization. This video doesn't need much introduction, its pretty self-explanatory. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc When it comes to depression it can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of… Continue reading Tame The Black Dog – Beat Depression – End The Stigma