We all have them. So let’s not be afraid to share our true selves, Continue reading The Scar Movement
Being in a relationship with someone who has BPD is hard. It requires a lot of thinking on your feet. A lot of open communication and forgiveness on both sides.
I frequently get angry at my husband when he says or does something that is triggering for me. It takes a lot of trial and error to work out those triggers. It takes understanding that “silly triggers” such as him “slamming the microwave door” can send me into the flight, fight or freeze mode. In these situations, my husband and I use this framework to know what to do next. I have also sent this framework to several loved ones so they too are knowledgeable in helping someone in distress. Continue reading My distress checklist for Carers, Partners, Family and Friends
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
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
Do you love memes?
For me memes have helped me find laughter when I am really struggling with particular features of BPD. Continue reading BPD Memes
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
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
During my low periods exercising, particularly in winter is exceptionally hard. If you are like me, my ideal exercise routine involves exercising inside where no one sees or hear me. Perhaps you are like me and you are experiencing back pain, or maybe another disability or added pressures of caring for another…lets be honest, exercising is hard.Unfortunately, lack of exercise places people with mental illness … Continue reading Helpful tips for exercising when depressed
The updated * Showering with depression, disability and trauma. With downloadable resource guide for clinicians and consumers. Continue reading Showering with Depression, Trauma and Pain