Borderline Personality Disorder

Friendship throughout the years

I recently read an article that caused me to realise I probably fluctuate between all of the appropriate & non-appropriate friendship zones, you can take a look at it here. I've changed the names for obvious reasons, but friends come & go. I believe strongly that sometimes it's no-ones fault when people drift apart, other… Continue reading Friendship throughout the years

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Guest Blog from Charlotte Underwood

The community of those with mental illness I spent so much of my life alone and without friends. I was a very introverted person with not a single ounce of confidence. I was bullied and abused for this, which only pushed me further into my own bubble, a bubble that got so lonely over the… Continue reading Guest Blog from Charlotte Underwood

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National Diversity for Positive Role Model in Mental Health Award Bio Blog

Around a month ago I was nominated as a Positive Role Model in Mental Health at the National Diversity Awards. I am a married mum of 2 girls, raising awareness for mental health. I have Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder & Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I have recently started blogging as therapy Sarah's Blog I have suffered… Continue reading National Diversity for Positive Role Model in Mental Health Award Bio Blog

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Kirsty’s birthday tomorrow

It's Mental Health Awareness Week & tomorrow it's Kirsty's birthday. My best friend who so many of us lost that day when the world became too much, Losing Kirsty. Pick up the phone this week, ask someone if they are ok & mean it, tell someone you love them. Tomorrow it’s your birthday I so… Continue reading Kirsty’s birthday tomorrow

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Blogging exposes our deepest thoughts, but for me it’s worth it

This last couple of weeks I've been pretty stable, even since returning from holiday, so that's amazing. Because I've been so stable, people have felt able to approach me on how they feel about different things. I love this. I have friends & family that can now read my blog & then approach me about… Continue reading Blogging exposes our deepest thoughts, but for me it’s worth it

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My first interview on Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder Awareness for SheffieldLive

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Azz from SheffieldLive I was so nervous I took a friend & colleague, Radhika, along in the rain to the workstation. It was amazing just to have the support of a friend and not be alone. I was clearly beginning to feel anxious. Once inside I met Azz… Continue reading My first interview on Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder Awareness for SheffieldLive

Borderline Personality Disorder

My tattoos and the lives they represent

I have 4 tattoos, and sadly they are all for those who are no longer with us (excluding my gorgeous daughters who are very much still with us). I had my first tattoo was on my back in 2011. I have no photos of it & don't really want to take one. It was definitely… Continue reading My tattoos and the lives they represent

Borderline Personality Disorder

Triggers

Triggers are the things I'm learning to spot. The problem is, I think I have a lot: Letting down the kids Changing plans Frustrating Nigel as he helps so much Letting colleagues & friends down Not the way I do things Thinks not being perfect Something I didn't expect Trying on clothes Photos Making a… Continue reading Triggers

Borderline Personality Disorder

Losing my Kirsty to Suicide

So this is Kirsty, my version. The thing with Kirsty was & still is, she was a best friend to so many! We had met at the local pub through a mutual friend Alex when we were around 16 or 17. We then booked an amazing first girls holiday to Kos when we were 18… Continue reading Losing my Kirsty to Suicide

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Losing my 2 Besties

Loss is something we all deal with differently & we've had a lot. But losing my mum & my best friend has been the worst! Although the bereavement I have been through hadn't caused my mental health conditions, it's always been there, but each time it was a trigger. My first major loss was my… Continue reading Losing my 2 Besties