borderline personality disorder · mental health · mental illness · mentalisation · relationships · Uncategorized

Relationships on the Borderline

Two years ago, I wrote this post about making a romantic relationship with someone diagnosed with BPD work. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with BPD and since then I have learnt a lot about how it has effected my relationships with people throughout my life. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme… Continue reading Relationships on the Borderline

depression · mental health · mental illness · Uncategorized

#WhatYouDontSee

It’s Depression Awareness Week and the hashtag #WhatYouDontSee is being used to highlight the hidden side of depression. It’s giving some idea of what goes on in people’s heads and lives when coping with depression. You can’t see mental illnesses, they are easy to ignore because of this. But 1 in 4 of us will… Continue reading #WhatYouDontSee

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Loveliness in a Box

You might have heard about the ‘Buddy Box’ from the Blurt Foundation, you might have even been lucky enough to receive one. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain. The Blurt Foundation is a charity “dedicated to helping those affected by depression.” One of the ways they do this is… Continue reading Loveliness in a Box

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Reasons To Stay Alive – Matt Haig

Read this book, give it to your friends to read, this is a book that could save a life. Genuinely. It sheds insight on depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in a relatable and understanding way. Haig does not rely on facts and figures, he has been there and experienced it. As someone who has personally… Continue reading Reasons To Stay Alive – Matt Haig

advice · depression · mental health · mental illness · personal

Depression: Fighting Back

So recently I slipped into a pretty bad episode of depression. It’s always there, like a lingering black cloud but sometimes it starts pouring with rain. I got to the point where menial tasks like tying my shoelaces took all the concentration and energy I had. I thought I would share some tips for pulling… Continue reading Depression: Fighting Back

depression · mental health

Depression – What’s It Really Like?

There’s many misconceptions about people with depression: it’s just being a little bit sad, you can snap out of it, they’re just lazy, just an excuse, overemotional. None of this is true. But, what is it really like to have depression? It is pretty difficult to understand unless you have been through it, I’m going… Continue reading Depression – What’s It Really Like?