Fitness to Practice as a studentFrom Ozias 🐧 Speaking as someone who had a few Fitness to Practice reviews while doing my undergrad, and am now facing one as a postgrad, I know how terrifying this process can be. And it can evoke a lot of anger and resentment towards uni too, and that’s important to acknowledge, but use that to fuel your passion further! I … Continue reading Are you fit to practice?
y first exposure to BPD was many years ago. Totally unaware of BPD I was scared and confused. I had been previously informed that these clients were “difficult and challenging”. Afraid that I would say something wrong I maintained my distance and judgment. Continue reading What we are not
Stigma against people who use drugs (PWUD) has been surprisingly common in my experience as an occupational therapy student….(Trigger Warning) Continue reading Stigma against people who use drugs
On numerous occasions, we have been told to leave the premises, which is against laws protecting people with a service dog.
To raise awareness of the discrimination that is occurring and reduce this from occurring, I am asking business owners to partner with OTforBPD and join The Welcomed List. Continue reading Service dog’s Welcomed
You don’t look like you have borderline… Continue reading A day in a life with BPD
I find it so frustrating when people compare their mental illness to BPD like we are in different classes. Arnt, we are all mentally unwell? When you are in groups and someone talks about BPD and the comments are “oh people with BPD they are so mentally ill, you can’t reason with them.” “They are manipulative, they don’t want to get better or care about others.” Me … Continue reading Discriminating group therapy leader
This is an open letter to colleagues far and wide, in the UK and across the pond. With an estimated 1 in 4 adults having a diagnosable mental health condition, chances are not only will a portion of your caseload have a mental illness, but there’s odds that so will some of your colleagues. I am 1 in 4. You would think that, given our … Continue reading Occupational Therapy and the PD Stigma
Waiting to die in the waiting room Continue reading The emergency crisis for the mentally ill
Judement is such as easy thing to do. I would say it is an automatic thought that helps us feel better about ourselves at the expense of another. Often this judgement comes from people who are suffering and see themselves poorly. How do I know? Because I was a judger. I judged everything and everyone. Partly my anxiety makes me think the world hates me. … Continue reading When you judge me, do you judge you?
So today for the first time I shared briefly to my third years I have Borderline. We were discussing how violence and trauma can present itself in multiple ways and result in mental illness, drug use, self harm and alcohol misuse … They already know I am a mental health advocate. And who knows! some might be following me on here. But A room full … Continue reading I have Borderline. Hear me ROAR