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What Therapy Taught Me About Managing Emotions

Following on from my last post about what therapy taught me about relationships, here is what it taught me about managing emotions. (The treatment that I had was Mentalisation Based Therapy which you can read all about through this blog.) To start off I should explain what I mean when I talk about ‘managing’ or… Continue reading What Therapy Taught Me About Managing Emotions

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What Therapy Taught Me About Relationships

I talk and write a lot about how beneficial therapy is/was for me. I wanted to give an overview of the changes that happened for me during my course of Mentalisation Based Therapy. This will act as a record for me of my progress and will hopefully allow others an insight into what can potentially… Continue reading What Therapy Taught Me About Relationships

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BPD: Thriving

Now there will come a time when you start to thrive and live fully even while still experiencing symptoms of BPD. Mental health diagnoses can often feel like a death sentence when you first get one. It runs through your mind that you’ll never be able to manage life, you will always struggle and never… Continue reading BPD: Thriving

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BPD: Surviving

Surviving –¬†continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship. This will serve as a bit of a guide to surviving with BPD… it’s really about finding what works for you and sticking with it. Remember, as I said in my previous post, that you are amazing regardless or whether you’re just… Continue reading BPD: Surviving

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BPD and Alcohol

My head is pounding and I crawl out of bed with the room spinning. How did I get home? When did I get home?¬†Straight to my phone I go, surely some of my friends can fill me in on last night. I am filled with dread and anxiety as I wait for replies. Since I… Continue reading BPD and Alcohol

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Speaking Out in 2016

This year has been a bit of a bleak one for the world as a whole. It’s also been a bit shit on a personal level. But it hasn’t all been bad so I wanted to take a look back at some of the things that I have achieved this year in terms of getting… Continue reading Speaking Out in 2016

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Fear of Happiness

I watch people around me savour the good things that happen in their life. I see them celebrate successes and achievements. People relish the positive things happening around them and I am envious. Logically, I know that I should feel excited or happy about certain events however, those thoughts do not translate into feeling. Recently,… Continue reading Fear of Happiness