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”

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”

Einstein…

This is a man who applied physics to real-life situations. To put this quote into perspective what Einstein is referring to is the scientific term “force” – for example; gravity keeps us on the ground; it is an invisible force and this can be applied to words. When you notice patterns within the universe youContinue reading “Einstein…”

What does missing an antidepressant do to your brain!?

If you have a chemical imbalance within your brain, missing one capsule can have a devastating effect on your health and your life. I was subject to this. I was wallowing through life, replenishing my soul, afraid to dream of my shadows, afraid to break the eggshells I stepped upon until I spoke up. IContinue reading “What does missing an antidepressant do to your brain!?”

Self-reflection and creative ideas

Many people ask me where my creative ideas come from. They come from my experience, the come from the fireworks of chemicals zapping through my fragile mind. Am I ashamed of this? No. Why should I be? Its not about what is wrong with us, it’s about how we can improve our own mental health and wellbeing withoutContinue reading “Self-reflection and creative ideas”

The Narcissist’s Daughter

This is her story. She was observant, with a kind nature and an eccentric personality. Her face was a pale white and her hair a smoky brown. Her blue-grey eyes glistened through shreds of broken glass, broken glass that correlated with her fragmented self esteem. She was not a narcissist but she had traits ofContinue reading “The Narcissist’s Daughter”

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”

Measuring moods

One night I sat there contemplating my ‘depression’ thinking why do I feel depressed when I have many things going for me? Why do I experience mood swings and shifts in my perspective? Why I feel lost without a source of comfort in times of need. I thought up an idea as I was researchingContinue reading “Measuring moods”

What is altruism and does it exist?

Altruism is doing good for others without expecting anything in return. Only 1% of the population is altruistic statistically. This is why so many altruistic people are criticised for their warmth, their openness, their values and their heartfelt emotions. It’s not a weakness it’s a sign of strength. I want to do voluntary work forContinue reading “What is altruism and does it exist?”

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 💓”

Signs of emotional abuse – health and social care

I thought I’d do a post so others can identify the effects/aftermath of emotional abuse in others that I learnt on my health and social care course. Becoming upset easily Preoccupation with the abuser Questioning of self-sanity Isolation/Losing friends Unexplained Anger Irritability Behaviour Change Loss of interest in previously enjoyed hobbies/commitments Self-harm Self-neglect Depression HypervigilanceContinue reading “Signs of emotional abuse – health and social care”