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The Ying and Yang of BPD

The Ying and Yang of BPD

By Joshua I am a 20 year old gay man from the UK, and I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) just over a year ago. The ‘Borderline…

My Brain Loves To Play Tricks On Me, And I Love To Let It.

My Brain Loves To Play Tricks On Me, And I Love To Let It.

By Gabriela I spend a lot of my time living in the past. Obsessing over what could have been or what would have happened if I had done things differently…

Existing not Living. No Longer Me

Existing not Living. No Longer Me

By Lizbeth I was first diagnosed with depression in autumn 2009 following major surgery. After a few months of antidepressants it passed and I was convinced I’d been cured…

Social Media, Stigma, Shame, and Your True Thoughts

Social Media, Stigma, Shame, and Your True Thoughts

By Julia Foley People use social media for all kinds of different things. We advertise a business, sell a product, stay in touch with friends and relatives, or simply post…

Rest, the Magical Cure

Rest, the Magical Cure

By Shirley Davis I have spent the better part of  the last week doing pretty much nothing, taking time to rest. Most importantly, I have thoroughly loved it! As many…

There is a Hell. Believe Me, I’ve Seen It

There is a Hell. Believe Me, I’ve Seen It

By Emma Galligan The mind can be such a dangerous thing, and sadly some of us don’t get the choice to decide how it works. A lot of…

How to Support Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health: A View from Both Sides

How to Support Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health: A View from Both Sides

By Ellyse Rafferty There will come a point in almost all of our lives when we will encounter someone who is struggling with their mental health. It might be a…

Eight Ways to Lessen Your Anxiety Right Now

Eight Ways to Lessen Your Anxiety Right Now

By Elli Not all the causes of anxiety can be rectified quickly or easily. I have found through personal (and often painful) experience, there are certain mindsets and patterns of…

Lines. Relief Doesn’t Come Like It Used To

Lines. Relief Doesn’t Come Like It Used To

By Sophie Ann Lines I guess I just give in So many numb thoughts That day dream reality Waving for attention For actions When in math Whilst numbers bore me…

How I Experience Paranoia

How I Experience Paranoia

By Anonymous For me, part of having BPD means having a difficult time believing people when they compliment you. It’s hard to believe when they tell you they…

Stigma and Hate. Empowered by the Plague

Stigma and Hate. Empowered by the Plague

By Alan D.D. I’ve been called coward, faggot, idiot, and many other thing in this life by people I thought I was dear to. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes…

Why Lala Shouldn’t Mix Antidepressants with Alcohol

Why Lala Shouldn’t Mix Antidepressants with Alcohol

By Sara-Jane Morphew This weekend Tim and I went to a wonderful wedding surrounded by old friends and new. The plan was to pace myself and not get too…

Individual Mental Health Recovery – what does it mean for us (including professional and our issues) & what do we do?

Individual Mental Health Recovery – what does it mean for us (including professional and our issues) & what do we do?

By Bipolaretaeus I’m writing this in an attempt to give hope to those of us who battle mental illness. It stems from my insight over the years from coping…

7 reasons I refuse to let stigma make me feel ashamed

7 reasons I refuse to let stigma make me feel ashamed

Living with a mental illness is hard enough without all the extra baggage that stigma brings. Here are 7 reasons I refuse to let stigma make me feel ashamed…

Danger, Opportunity & Wei-chi

Danger, Opportunity & Wei-chi

By Anna Learning from books I am a self-confessed bookworm. So naturally, when it comes to my mental health, I turn to books for as much information and self…

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