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Telling my kids about my BPD

My kids are pretty awesome, not that I'm in anyway biased & not that I can take any credit. They’ve become resilient through so many things they've had to deal with at such a young age, but particularly have experienced bereavement in far greater measure than they should have had to at 8 & 10.… Continue reading Telling my kids about my BPD

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Self care has to be a priority on the road to recovery

My CPN, Clinical Psychiatric Nurse recommended having a box at home when I’m feeling low, anxious, agitated, depressed or any other mood extreme. I started it a while ago, but having had a bad day that day I got it out again to try & use some of the coping mechanisms. As a busy working… Continue reading Self care has to be a priority on the road to recovery

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My Anxiety Distraction Kit

Nothing can prepare you for an anxiety attack. I have suffered with them on very rare occasions for many years, but in more recent times they have sadly become much more frequent. I was due to travel to London recently & managed 2 stops on the tram before hysterically crying & gasping for breath, hence… Continue reading My Anxiety Distraction Kit

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My personality broke!

To share this is not only hard & heartbreaking, but it is important for me. If we are ever going to remove the stigma associated with all mental health illnesses, not just depression, then we need to stand up & be honest, however hard. Last month I found out I have a broken personality. Don’t… Continue reading My personality broke!

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‘I’m not ashamed to say I cried tears of exhaustion, grief, loneliness and anger’

Deerstalker challenge Sarah Cardwell took on the gruelling Mighty Deerstalker challenge to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action in her mother’s memory. She shares her memories from the day. "In March 2015 my life changed. My Mum went into hospital struggling with her breathing and left with a terminal ovarian cancer diagnosis. After six short… Continue reading ‘I’m not ashamed to say I cried tears of exhaustion, grief, loneliness and anger’