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Radical acceptance in DBT

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

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Let’s stop turning people away from eating disorder treatment for not being an “acceptable” BMI  – Guest Blog

Hope Virgo, Author and Mental Health Campaigner  You can find Hope @hopevirgo, @hopevirgo1, hopevirgo@hotmail.com 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

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Day one therapy 1 to 1 – Wise Mind & validation

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

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The Long-term Effects of Mental Illness – Guest Blog by Ruth Anderson

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

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An “episode”

Last week I had a build up of my EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) symptoms. Nothing I could really put my finger on but I could recognise some of the symptoms Very tired, falling asleep even during the day Headaches not clearing Wanting to stay in my safe place Acting impulsively, making plans and cancelling… Continue reading An “episode”

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My final DBT

Tomorrow will be the last of my 7 weeks of group DBT, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy. Unfortunately I've been ill for 3 of them but have managed to catch up with help from my new nurse. During that time I have also been told my psychiatrist has left. So since Christmas I have lost my CPN… Continue reading My final DBT

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Group therapy: week 1

I made it, I can't tell you yet that I enjoyed it or that I got anything out of it, but I did it. I came home actually feeling less positive and more helpless. I spent the whole group trying to answer questions in the right way, because it's a group. I don't want to… Continue reading Group therapy: week 1