mental health

Who has my back?

I'm laid here now, tossing & turning, unable to sleep, worrying about a million & one decisions. The problem with the disorder Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is, you don't have a strong sense of who you are & what the "right" thing to do is. I relied so much on… Continue reading Who has my back?

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My 100th Blog! How did that happen?!

On 28th June I asked my fab twitter followers for topics for my 100th blog & I had some lovely suggestions, but in the end I wanted to just look back at home far I'd come this year since my diagnosis in January this year. When I was diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, even… Continue reading My 100th Blog! How did that happen?!

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Celebrating diversity in everyone rather than focusing on me

So today the shortlisted nominees were announced for the National Diversity Awards & I wasn't shortlisted. Firstly I'd like to say I huge thank you to every single 366 one of you, who took time out to vote. I printed them off for my self care box when I'm feeling down. I'd prepared myself for… Continue reading Celebrating diversity in everyone rather than focusing on me

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When you turn anxiety on its head

Two nights ago I was actually in pain in my stomach through what I can only describe as anxiety. I genuinely was feeling tired & drained, understanding why in my previous blog here, but still couldn't get it to leave. My thoughts were also and my head pounding with a headache. I was still in… Continue reading When you turn anxiety on its head

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Missing my time at home for recovery

This morning I woke up feeling a little anxious. I couldn’t work out why & once I’d told my manager & she had agreed to me starting late, I was actually ok & headed into work on time. As the day went on the anxiety didn’t seem to lessen & on my journey home I… Continue reading Missing my time at home for recovery

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I don’t always know how to behave – that’s what a personality disorder is, but I promise I’m trying!

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!

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My little sisters wedding

What a beautiful day we had for a beautiful bride. From the moment she woke up, she came into the room where I was sleeping in our suite & made me a cup of tea. Cool as a cucumber! It was just before 7am & she was as excited as could be. We chatted over… Continue reading My little sisters wedding