I often get asked, “how did you accept that you have BPD?”. There is no simple answer to this as everyone’s life history and values are different. However, through reflecting there are some things that I know that has helped me accept that I have this chronic illness. The Past:When my doctor first suggested the term out depression I freaked. I thought no, he is … Continue reading 11 steps towards accepting your Mental illness
It has been nearly two weeks since I have been discharged. Going into hospital is often the place of respite for me. Its like I am a train that is about to break through the boom gates and fly off the tracks, but just in time my psychiatrist, AKA “my fat controller” changes the tracks. My course is diverted. In fact I come to a … Continue reading Discharged now what
I should be better by now, that’s what they said. (Trigger Warning) An important part of a conversation I had yesterday with my psychologist. Me: They said I would be better now, they said that this would pass. That happier times would come. I’ve been living like this since I can remember. I’ve been in and out of hospital for years. Everyday I’m in so … Continue reading I Should Be Better by Now…They Said
I cannot praise how much music helps me. When I’m sleeping, getting ready for work, driving, at work, exercising, crying in bed, when I’m doing art and the list goes on. Continue reading Music for Recovery
The updated * Showering with depression, disability and trauma. With downloadable resource guide for clinicians and consumers. Continue reading Showering with Depression, Trauma and Pain
Something I’m not great at is looking after is my physical health. It’s like my mental health has completely consumed the energy I have to look after my physical well-being. But as Ozias shared the two are not isolated and greatly influence each other.
So if you’re like me I hope to journey with you. I’ll be posting some of my physical workouts and my meals. Continue reading Physical Activity Tip 1
Waiting to die in the waiting room Continue reading The emergency crisis for the mentally ill
GUEST WRITER LISA LICCIARDI – shares her important healthy eating tips! As someone who struggles with eating this is great advice Continue reading Kick starting a healthier you!
Sometimes I look for a person or a reason for an answer to my Borderline Personality Disorder. And question why I have experienced particular traumas in my life. Undoubtedly there are reasons why I do have this mental health condition, but lack of faith is not one. Sometimes when I am in despair, I think that God is punishing me with BPD for the hurtful … Continue reading God and my Borderline Personality Disorder
You are not unlovable. You are not someone’s burden. You are not undeserving of friendships, or relationships and life. Continue reading You are Deserving of Life