10 reasons why you should blog as an occupational therapy student! Continue reading Why Blog as an Occupational Therapy Student?
Have you tried mindfulness walking? Here is an example of how I use this activity… Continue reading Mindfulness Walking
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
This is an exciting opportunity for a health care professional to join the OT for BPD team. Continue reading Project Manager Position Available
The weather is a common trigger for people with mental health difficulties. For some, summer can be really tough as it means wearing short sleeves, or overheating in long ones; it means more social activities, and longer days. For some, winter is really tough. I know my mental health is worse in winter; I feel trapped by the snow, the cold makes my scars hurt, … Continue reading Mental illness and the Weather – Coping with the changes
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 wanted to take a couple of minutes to talk through how I prepared for my FtP reviews Continue reading Fitness to Practice as a Student with a Disability
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
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
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