What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Late last year I was diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorder ~ a personality disorder also known as borderline personality disorder. To be honest I don't like the name of the illness, even if the description fits. It makes me sound scary, like I could snap at the click of a finger and become 'unstable'. … Continue reading What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

I Don’t Know What To Do

Things have been a bit tough for me recently. Actually that's a lie. Things have been pretty damn awful for me recently. Not through any outward situation, just the things that are going on in my head. I'm still trying to adjust to the fact I have a personality disorder rather than anxiety and depression. … Continue reading I Don’t Know What To Do

The Importance of Looking After Yourself

Sometimes in life priorities can get blurred. It happens to all of us, and in my experience especially to those with mental health problems. I have a tendency to put other people's needs and happiness before my own, but recently I have realised that it's OK to say no to other people and focus on … Continue reading The Importance of Looking After Yourself

Dealing with my recent rediagnosis

I have struggled with mental health problems since I was a teenager. I was always told that it was depression and anxiety, but over the past year as I have done more research into these illnesses I have come to realise that this can't be the case. My symptoms and what I experience don't fit … Continue reading Dealing with my recent rediagnosis

A Week In The Life Of A Support Worker

Those of you who follow my blog will know I've recently made a huge turn in my career by giving up marketing and becoming a support worker. I've found it to be so rewarding I wanted to share a week in the life of my new job. It's completely different to working in an office … Continue reading A Week In The Life Of A Support Worker

Anxiety is more than hyperventilating

When people talk about anxiety attacks they are usually talking about hyperventilating, sweating and nausea - a panic attack. It's horrible. But there are many other types of anxiety attacks that get glossed over, ignored or put down to personality traits or moods. Not only do I think this is incredibly unfair, I also think … Continue reading Anxiety is more than hyperventilating

HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH | ARORA’S STORY

WELCOME TO WEEK 4 OF MY HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERIES. THIS EVENING BLOGGER ARORA APPLEBY IS TALKING ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE OF GAINING HELP FOR HER MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND SELF HARM. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING. Ever since I was 13, I have struggled with … Continue reading HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH | ARORA’S STORY

Help For Mental Health | Ciara’s Story

Welcome to week 3 of my help for mental health series. This evening I'm joined by a brilliant blogger friend - Ciara - who's talking about her experience of gaining help for her mental health struggles. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING. I'm Ciara, and I blog over … Continue reading Help For Mental Health | Ciara’s Story

Help For Mental Health | Hannah’s Experience

WELCOME TO WEEK 2 OF MY HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERIES. THIS EVENING I'M JOINED BY A WONDERFUL BLOGGER FRIEND - hANNAH FROM lITTLE tHOUGHTS bLOG- WHO'S TALKING ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE OF GAINING HELP FOR HER MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING. What mental health … Continue reading Help For Mental Health | Hannah’s Experience