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”

Forest Imagery

Allow your soul to feel the warmth of the summer air as you close your eyes and imagine an exotic beach surrounded by fields of sunflowers and dandelions dancing in alignment with the velvet green grass. Your soul feels passion, it feels delight, it is the symphony of the milk way, an inner warmth thatContinue reading “Forest Imagery”

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”

What to say to a borderline during therapy

Psychologists and psychiatrists can play their part in treating a borderline by reorganisation.  Below I’ve listed ways how: Replace ‘you are too emotional and take things to heart’ with the words ‘I know you’re struggling, please can you explain to me what happened in more detail and why you feel the way you do? IfContinue reading “What to say to a borderline during therapy”

The protagonist

I speak with thunder I speak with thought I lost who I was Distressed and distraught I expressed my story I untangled my woes Will my story end with a cliffhanger? The question is Who Know’s?

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”

A conflict of values

I’m afraid of lifts but admire the open space I’m afraid of people yet admire sociology and people I’m afraid of my past but admire looking towards the future I’m afraid of inconsistency yet admire new directions I’m afraid of relationships yet want to be loved I’m afraid of being left alone but yet loveContinue reading “A conflict of values”

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?”