mental health

Illness, anxiety and loss of trust in the medical professionals

So this weekend for the first time in a long time I've been poorly. Not mentally, but physically. A horrible head cold, headache, blocked ears, headache, itchy throat, running nose, the usual. Now being rational - it's a cold. That's it! Drink plenty of water, maybe a couple of paracetamol, some fresh air & have… Continue reading Illness, anxiety and loss of trust in the medical professionals

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Award Nomination for Positive Role Model in Mental Health

I know I've mentioned it once, maybe twice or a thousand times but I cannot believe someone has nominated me for an award, let alone as Positive Role Model in Mental Health. I'm so excited. I don't believe I could win, but if we can get mental health, specifically personality disorders into the shortlist it… Continue reading Award Nomination for Positive Role Model in Mental Health

Borderline Personality Disorder

3 years since I said goodbye to mum tomorrow

Tonight is usually my bad night. I know I'll find it tough, I always do, however much I prepare for it. There are people I talk to and it never gets easier. I've also spoke to those for whom it eases with time. I've heard every quote, but for me, it does get easier with… Continue reading 3 years since I said goodbye to mum tomorrow

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Who is Mother’s Day for?

I know this sounds like a silly question. But who is it for? Mums or children? What are we celebrating? For me 12 years ago it was about making sure I spoilt my mum with something thoughtful to thank her for all the many things she had done for me, (& would continue to do,… Continue reading Who is Mother’s Day for?

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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’