So I was midway through reading my book on BPD, and it hit me that in approximately 8 years, I’ll be 28, hopefully with a job, possibly a partner, thinking of children and buying a house; it scared me. I am terrified of ageing, and it’s a regular thought I have to quiet because thinking… Continue reading the dreaded ‘s’ word, suicide.
If we don’t ground ourselves, we’ll be swept away by the river that is the media, news, work, friends, relationships, goals and life; so how do we stay well when life is testing our limits? That’s the question that I’ve been pondering in my therapy and dietetic sessions, what can I do to keep myself okay?… Continue reading staying well in a fast-paced world
So, a lot has happened in the past 12 weeks or so, I’ve gone from getting Edie, to adopting two guinea pigs, finishing college, going on a brief break to the south coast, I’ve decided to start university this year and not defer, I’ve reconsidered which university I want to study at and am going… Continue reading I’m going to University!
I don’t quite know where to start. Mental health is such a roundabout topic in my life, better worse better worse, better. I’ve been trialling lamotrigine, or Lamictal, for a few months now and I have to say it’s okay, no side effects, however, I haven’t noticed massive mood stabilisation. I have just been upped to… Continue reading A brief mental health update and what I’m actually doing with my life
So I want to talk about the role and appearance of professionals, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I’m not one for telling people how they should, or shouldn’t dress, I’m all for individuality and making yourself feel comfortable in your appearance, and so it occurred to me at a job interview yesterday, that having… Continue reading The mental health professional
So I am on my way home from an 11 hour night shift and it really had me thinking. Some of the other staff don’t seem to ‘get’ the reality of mental illnesses, they try to sympathise but some of the ways they address things, and the comments they make when the service users aren’t… Continue reading A little reminder about BPD
So recently this has been playing on my mind quite a bit. I’ve had the odd passing comment from people who seem to think they know my illness better than me, or that they know what’s best for me. Sometimes, yes, I agree, but usually only when I’m lacking in capacity. As someone who deals… Continue reading No one knows my illness better than me. Fact.