What is Occupational Therapy? Imagine that one day you woke up and you couldn’t move, you were in pain, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with depression… Continue reading What is Occupational Therapy?
When life is constantly throwing things your way, people around you seem to be letting you down, you feel like the entire world is against you. It can be so difficult and it is so easy to channel your emotions through anger and frustration, and to put up a wall that protects you against all of these terrible things going on around you. That’s completely … Continue reading Keep shining
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For me memes have helped me find laughter when I am really struggling with particular features of BPD. Continue reading BPD Memes
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Conversations to have with someone who has relapsed. How to help a mental health patient see their strengths amongst chaos Continue reading A powerful therapeutic conversation
If you struggle with self-harm you are not alone. It is a behavour that is often misunderstood and requires more sensitive treatment from health care professionals. When I feel the urge come on, I quickly think or look at this list to remind me that self-harming also has its consequences. If you are someone who struggles with mental health issues I encourage you to develop … Continue reading My ‘Logical List’ of reasons to avoid/reduce my self-harm
So here I am sitting on the beach in the sun, listening to the birds having drinks waited on me. I am in the beautiful Port Douglas with my husband for a Winter escape. But it seems, like I had hopped, that I did not leave me depression back at home. Somehow it had snuck onto my luggage and decided it needed me more than … Continue reading Holidaying with Depression
The first steps to mending a broken relationship is mending yourself. Continue reading Grieving for a friendship: Creating safety
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Today on my newsfeed was an image about International Friendship Day. Only several hours before I had been writing a letter to a friend explaining how they had hurt me. A letter that was written for therapeutic reasons, rather than the intention of sending it. After seeing this message regarding International Friendship Day I broke down. Here I was writing about ending a friendship on … Continue reading How to be friends with a borderline