I've fought so hard to not write this blog. I feel like I'm failing by thinking it, let alone reading it, but hopefully someone out there will take comfort in this and knowing we all still struggle. I finished my therapy back in November and my main medications in December. And I've been doing ok,… Continue reading Struggling to move on…
On the 15th January this year I began the 7 first steps of DBT group. This was a weekly 3 hour group therapy to start treating my condition of EUPD. Tomorrow I attend my very last session of DBT, having moved to therapy twice weekly since April Where has the year gone. It was only… Continue reading DBT… that’s a wrap … what a year!
So I haven't done a blog like this for a while, but I want to remain open about my condition and the challenges I face. I also want people to know there's hope and that it's possibly to have a good active life. According to Mind website, "Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality… Continue reading What is EUPD (Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder)?
Saturday I had my hair cut and was feeling pretty much OK. I was so looking forward to my therapy today and coming out feeling revitalised and focussed. Well I'm not feeling as I had hoped! Over the last 6 weeks I've longed for the moment that I headed back into that room to start… Continue reading Back in therapy… and it’s self care tonight. I’m feeling delicate… I can admit when I’m struggling
As I consider another aspect of my DBT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, the light bulbs are pinging everywhere. For a long time now, I've walked around with a bit of a chip on my shoulder. I've felt hard-done by and that the kids are hard done by due to not having as many people close to… Continue reading Radical acceptance in DBT
Hope Virgo, Author and Mental Health Campaigner You can find Hope @hopevirgo, @hopevirgo1, firstname.lastname@example.org Mental Health services across the country are stretched, I know that as much as the next person, but the problem is there is not enough action being taken to tackle this. We are spending far too long talking about the issue… Continue reading Let’s stop turning people away from eating disorder treatment for not being an “acceptable” BMI – Guest Blog
Wow! After just 1 session I can't believe how much I've took away and started to implement. I feel very positive about this treatment and am thoroughly looking forward to week 3 of group therapy tomorrow. Every other week as part of my DBT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, I have a 1 on 1 with my… Continue reading Day one therapy 1 to 1 – Wise Mind & validation
In a lot of cases, recovery from mental illness is possible. With the help of anti-depressants, counselling, therapy and self-care, things can turn around. However, I don’t think that anyone who experiences mental illness comes out of it the same. Sometimes, this is hard to take. Individuals feel unsure of themselves because everything they… Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Mental Illness – Guest Blog by Ruth Anderson
This was absolutely first thought when I heard about The Body Shop At Home: Where's the catch? When I found that there wasn't one I was blown away. I've always loved The Body Shop. Who wouldn't? Ethically sourced, #faat (forever against animal testing) products, changing lives and laws all over the world and founded by… Continue reading The Body Shop At Home… why it works for me and could work for you too!
So it's Friday and I made it. Yey! My usual anxiety before Mother's Day didn't hit but I've struggled this week. We also have a weekend of family celebrations and this month is the anniversary of her passing, so it's all feeling a little raw. It's FRIYAY!I'd been doing so well and especially with a… Continue reading Bad week but I’m still here