This is my 6 years ago, fun loving & free. I'm aiming to get back on a swing this year! Having had anxiety for a while, alongside the borderline personality disorder, I had made assumptions as to what my triggers must be. Things I thought were triggers: Large crowds New people New places Social media… Continue reading Learning that my “Triggers” aren’t what I thought they were
Today I count my blessings. I know it's been very negative from me lately, & I apologise for that, I'm still not out the other side but getting there. I'm feeling fortunate for so many things My daughters My husband My sisters These really do hold me together when the glue starts to crack! My… Continue reading Fortunate me!
I can't get bereavement counselling because my mental health illness is too severe I can't have CBT because my mental health illness is too severe I can't go on sertraline, my mental health illness is too severe I need to have time off work because my mental health illness is too severe I need to… Continue reading Too severe or not severe enough – my mental health illness
Recently I wasn't shortlisted for an award, that I didn't even expect to be nominated for. It left me wondering if other people with Borderline Personality Disorder and anxiety avoided opportunities due to their fear of rejection, particularly in the employment sector. On Facebook & Twitter I appealed for volunteers to answer a survey. I'm… Continue reading The heartbreak of trying & failing – why mental health prevents us from having the job we want
When I was a child I remember my first experience of death was a goldfish. I didn't really understand the concept, it didn't seem real, one minute it was there, the next it wasn't. I hadn't grasped that the fish was no longer breathing or living and I think we just got a new one.… Continue reading Grieving children and how to share the truth
Suicide is not a selfish act. It's an act of desperation, pain & often compulsion, generally believing they are saving those around them from more suffering. The majority of those who have family or friends who have lost someone to suicide would agree. Having been friends with Kirsty since the age of 16 we had… Continue reading Suicide isn’t selfish – the system is biased!
Mental health is health and always should have been classed as a disability. However, it has mainly been since 2010 that steps have been made to give people with a mental health illness the same support as those who have a more recognised form of disability. In 2010, mental health was covered in the Equality… Continue reading Learning My Mental Health Diagnosis Was Considered A Disability