On The Borderline/ Mental Health

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

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BPD and Bi-Polar: The Differences

Further to my recent post Misconceptions of BPD I would like to elaborate on another common view people have on the illness, it IS NOT Bi-Polar, there is a difference, now its easy to understand why people connect the two because there are similarities, in this post I would just like to establish how the two… Continue reading BPD and Bi-Polar: The Differences

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Narrow Minded People, Do You Fit The Bill?

It has come to my attention recently that I know a few people who are sadly, very narrow minded, its hard for me to look at the world through their eyes and to be honest, I pity them because they seem to be missing out on so much. I personally would describe myself as broad… Continue reading Narrow Minded People, Do You Fit The Bill?

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Job Identity, Who Will I Be Today? (The Chameleon Effect, BPD)

At 25 years old, I have been a market trader selling several different products, designed clothes, owned and ran a cleaning business, been a personal assistant, worked in a chip shop, worked for a company selling mortgages, sold wholesale jewellery,, sold lingerie, became a life coach, became a professional organiser, attended many courses covering a… Continue reading Job Identity, Who Will I Be Today? (The Chameleon Effect, BPD)

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My Suicide Project

This has been a difficult post to create and one hell of an emotional day. I decided to put this video together while I was feeling strong enough to do so. As most of you know I am on a journey 'breaking free of BPD' and this is one of the tools I will use… Continue reading My Suicide Project

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The Indecisive Mind Of A Borderline

Where do I want to be? Am I happy? Do I want to coke or fanta? Do I love you or hate you? Should I stay or should I go? Whats my favourite colour? Am I hungry? What should I wear? What colour should my hair be? Have I done the right thing? Living with… Continue reading The Indecisive Mind Of A Borderline