Stevenage woman with borderline personality disorder speaks out ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week | Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade News – The Comet

https://www.thecomet.net/news/stevenage-woman-with-borderline-personality-disorder-speaks-out-1-6042184 This is a story I did for the local news in Stevenage regarding Borderline Personality Disorder although chose to remain anonymous as it gets the message across to the mental health professionals and the public to aid better research to help others. Please take a read and share if you can as will helpContinue reading “Stevenage woman with borderline personality disorder speaks out ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week | Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade News – The Comet”

Recognising Manipulation to save lives

The effects of manipulation are diverse. It can control your thoughts, your behaviours, isolate you from your family and friends, create emotional instability, traumatise the brain to the point you’re repetitively thinking about the manipulation over and over again. Your thoughts don’t run in alignment with what you say. Your brain begins to use suppressionContinue reading “Recognising Manipulation to save lives”

The mind of the borderline

We can create, we can love, we can heal  We can connect patterns, we have obsessions with positivity counteracting the depression within our brains, fighting for survival on a day to day basis. The stigma attached to the condition is degrading and decreases the worth of the survivor. Notice how I use the word survivor?Continue reading “The mind of the borderline”

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?”

Another day gone

I write this as I’m ready to take the next journey in my life. I don’t want to be accepted. I just want a life. When I say ‘life’ – I’m all alone. I feel lonely, I feel like everyone around me are having children and I’m just growing through life focusing on positive objectivesContinue reading “Another day gone”

Mental health Awareness Post

#MentalHealthAwarenessPost Take away the shame of the stigma… Here’s my story of how I defeated my depressive symptoms… In September 2018 my brain changed. I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t fathom what and would think about everything I’ve learnt and compare my symptoms to my prior knowledge. Over the years I’ve had CBT,Continue reading “Mental health Awareness Post”

Mental health conditions affect men just as much as women

One of my good friends is a man with the same condition as me and he expresses himself so compassionately I see him as a warrior, a survivor, someone with potential who doesn’t even know it. I was struggling since I was a child. Why is this relevant? You cannot predetermine the course of aContinue reading “Mental health conditions affect men just as much as women”

Being open about mental health isn’t attention seeking 💓

In order for others to have their voice heard there needs to be change and there will be change. We need less discrimination in society and more practicicalities to aid individuals with the necessary life skills to be able to do well with their life. Some people want the help and some people don’t. TheContinue reading “Being open about mental health isn’t attention seeking 💓”

Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig 💓

My experience with depression related illnesses is that it comes from the brain or the tiny centre of the nucleus accumbens…In September 2018 I experienced a whirring inside of my brain 🧠 like my head had literally been shoved in a washing machine and I couldn’t make out what was right or what was wrong anymoreContinue reading “Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig 💓”

A month on sertraline

My symptoms have calmed down a lot since being on the sertraline and limiting contact with the negative people who hurt me in my past. I’m doing what’s necessary for my health as not many people understand the way our experiences can consume us. I managed to get my negative symptoms under control through dramaContinue reading “A month on sertraline”

What does remembering trauma feel like?

Trauma – many of us have gone through a lot in our lives but when do our traumas consume us? When they have a significant impact on our day to day functioning. Triggers can be anywhere. A survivor of trauma can develop coping mechanisms when their brains go into overdrive during the fight/flight response and appear angryContinue reading “What does remembering trauma feel like?”

Depression

Have you ever looked around you and people all stable and laughing, the walls closing in on you, the hallways swallowing your mind whole, like you’re pushing yourself through quicksand, like your brain is slow and grounded, like you have no control over your anger? In the lowest moments do you sit there and listenContinue reading “Depression”