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”

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”

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”

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?”

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?”

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 💓”

The broken moon 🌒

What is the meaning of an eclipse? Is it a partial disturbance of evil covering the light of the stone’s soul? What is the meaning of night? Is it to rest our bodies or minds? What is the meaning of the holes on the moons surface? Does it emphasise the holes we carry within ourContinue reading “The broken moon 🌒”