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!
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
To me, being successful means reaching my goals, being happy and living looking forward, not back. For me, sometimes success is getting out of bed and feeding myself, other times success is forcing myself to stop working and knocking myself out with sleeping pills so I actually get some rest. Success isn’t just measured by… Continue reading what does being successful mean to you?
It’s not padded cells, constant restrain and rapid tranquillisation, in fact its more mindfulness, colouring and crying. Everybody is ill, even the staff often have backgrounds of mental illness. You can’t judge people because most the time when ill, they aren’t truly themselves. You learn to be compassionate and understanding, and that a cuddle from… Continue reading What being inpatient is actually like
I am running on air. There’s nothing keeping me going, yet somehow I keep moving and I don’t know how long this will last? I can’t stop thinking and it’s draining me, I want peace and quiet again and a break from thinking and arguing with my head. It’s probably one of the most difficult… Continue reading My brain is tired and overloaded