Symbols & Indoctrinations

One way to separate an individual from a mental health label is to ask them their values.  Values are what separates each individual retrospectively. For example, one person may choose to live in a busy city to work for a top technology firm because they enjoy communication and applying their skills to the general population whereasContinue reading “Symbols & Indoctrinations”

The Isolated Borderline

To the partners of the sufferer. I know how hard you try to help your loved one. I know how hard you try and make communication. The days your loved one curls up in bed not ready to face the day whilst you put food on the table, the rapid mood swings with such emotionalContinue reading “The Isolated Borderline”

Scarcity and Abundance

The first step in emotional dysregulation and self awareness since my borderline personality disorder decided to take partnership back in my life (this time with cptsd that hadn’t happened before after managing to reduce the bpd to traits over the past three years) as I see things in black and white again, is to embraceContinue reading “Scarcity and Abundance”

Till death do us part

A tree never forgets it’s roots right? Well nethier do people.  Observation is a gift. It’s a resemblance of being open-minded. I’m not one of those people who says “Get over yourself” or “You’re just being silly” if someone opens up to me about a problem. I’m the type of person who understands real world situations and whatContinue reading “Till death do us part”

Have you ever let a friend down because of your anxiety?

I have, and this has always given me tremendous guilt. Guilt because when my brain doesn’t want to co-operate and you’re worried about how you will seem. You just want to apologise to your friend’s but they understand when you’re not well but slowly they begin to walk away from you like you’re a burdenContinue reading “Have you ever let a friend down because of your anxiety?”

Value your emotions because they’re valid

Emotions are gifts. They allow us to feel, they allow us to construct, they allow us to create. Is this a bad thing? No. Modern society sees normal emotions as a burden to the stability that is trying to be created through sociology development. We are transforming people into robots to care only about themselvesContinue reading “Value your emotions because they’re valid”

Mental Health Gift Boxes

I’m designing mental health gift boxes using my own creative abilities to give others some light on a solemn day… Each gift box will contain an acrylic painted canvas with an improvised feel good poem written by me, two surprise gifts and two arts and crafts goodies for the rainy days at £9.95 per boxContinue reading “Mental Health Gift Boxes”

The difference between ‘thinking’ and mental health conditions

So we’ve all heard the saying – ‘If you can change your thoughts you can change your life.’ Yes this is true…   But…   Mental health conditions can affect an individual neurologically, physically and mentally that can have a substantial impact on everyday life. Some mental health conditions require medication to keep the brainContinue reading “The difference between ‘thinking’ and mental health conditions”

Using the environment to describe mental health💙

Developing skills 📝 I took some rather splendid photographs of Central London this week for my research portfolio which I plan to use to describe mental health using the environment as a visual perspective. How does this work?  You travel to a place that means something to you personally. It can be local, abroad, orContinue reading “Using the environment to describe mental health💙”

Borderline Personality Disorder and Relationships

Here’s another post on being in a relationship with a borderline. Borderlines are loving, they like routine and consistency because it balances their moods, thoughts and emotions. They can often seem socially inept but want to socialise without having the necessary interactive skills to because they were so deprived of these skills as children thatContinue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder and Relationships”

How do we increase our awareness of our selves?

How do we build upon our self-esteem? Write a list of what you value about yourself and how you can make a difference to other people’s lives Write down a list of characteristics you want and believe you already have them Write down a list of positive achievements and attributes you’ve created in your lifeContinue reading “How do we increase our awareness of our selves?”

The Harp 📝

“The angel’s most beautiful voice is the harp. The brass stricken harp. The passionate soul that vibrates through the strings of a golden instrument is the symphony of the empath”.  Don’t doubt, believe – write to your heart’s content Natalie Small