TW Suicide “Why do people scramble to prevent death by lightning strike but don’t scramble in the same way to prevent death by suicide? The latter is approximately 365 times more common than the former…it is fairly easy to understand how and why people die by lightning strike… By contrast, it is not all easy… Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day
You have probably all heard a lot about the budget from the government which was revealed yesterday. Perhaps you think that it all sounds promising. Maybe you will be better off because of the changes being made. However, there are millions of people who will not. A “budget for working people” is certainly what the… Continue reading Budget 2015 says "people who are unable to work deserve nothing"
One thing that consistently comes up with Borderline Personality Disorder is relationships. That is, people with BPD are so difficult to be friends with. Or it’s really hard on a family when someone has BPD. Or people with BPD can never have meaningful relationships. I’m here to tell you that although relationships can sometimes be… Continue reading Supporting Somebody With BPD
Recovery is a word that is widely used amongst mental health professionals and those who are mentally unwell. It is often seen us the goal which anyone who is unwell should hold. It is the process which they say we are in once we start to seek treatment. On the surface, this seems fine. Of… Continue reading What does ‘Recovery’ mean to you?
I’ve decided to explore the stigma attached to it here and why this is so damaging and often unfair. Adding to the long list of symptoms that come with BPD is a deep stigma attached to BPD. Not only by the general population but specifically by mental health professionals. I personally work in the mental… Continue reading BPD & Stigma
Trigger warnings: self harm, suicide I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder last year. For me, the diagnosis was extremely helpful. The word ‘borderline’ with this does not mean almost a personality disorder as many assume. I wanted to share some thoughts on living with BPD and hopefully help some people feel less alone and… Continue reading Living with BPD; the highs, lows and madness
I grew up in a family who constantly struggled with money. Mostly, I am grateful for how my parents managed to get by. One thing that, as a teenager, bothered me was that we had never been abroad on holiday. Every summer, kids would come in with stories of their travels to warmer climates and… Continue reading Berlin