In my support group last week, we talked about the attachment issues. As someone with borderline personality disorder I would acknowledge this has always been an issue, but it's only when you focus on it you can see the pattern. I do however have a massive issue with rejection, an irrational fear of losing people,… Continue reading I can’t believe I’m losing someone else
When we suffer from all kinds of mental health problems, it can change us, often into people we don't want to be. What I also need to say at this point is that right now I'm in a great place, so if you're reading it, please don't think I'm wandering down the dark staircase, it's… Continue reading I don’t always know how to behave – that’s what a personality disorder is, but I promise I’m trying!
Today felt scary, I've built up to the fact that I could no longer handle full-time hours & that I was dropping to 20 hours per week. Due to my job this meant a change of role. But I got up this morning, waved the kids off to school & headed to work for my… Continue reading New role: new hours
Last week I attended Oxford University, department of Psychiatry to take part in a Clinical trial for people with Borderline Personality Disorder/ Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. I was so pleased to be involved in something that was forward thinking & new ways of helping research in this condition. I don’t believe there is enough treatment… Continue reading Taking part in a clinical trial
Since coming back from holiday I've been pretty stable, but within 8 days I've had an internet tv interview, a nomination for an award, taken part in a clinical trial, seen my psychiatrist and had an appointment with my Clinical Psychiatric Nurse. Last week was full on & boy have I felt it this week.… Continue reading Decision making and raising awareness – what’s the right thing?
Starting on Sunday night my excitement started with a nomination... for a Positive Role Model in the National Diversity Awards. You can still vote for me here On Monday I was phoned to say I'd be intereview Tuesday for Sheffield live, I was so excited & nervous. Tuesday I was interviewed & it went out… Continue reading Done my bit this week with raising awareness for the cause