Are you fit to supervise?

Are you fit to supervise? This week has been a poor week for occupational therapy supervisors and educators. There are many fabulous OTs out there advocating for the rights of consumers with personality disorders. However, there are health care professionals who still choose to discriminate against those with mental health conditions, who use their powerContinue reading “Are you fit to supervise?”

Are you fit to practice?

Fitness to Practice as a studentFrom Ozias 🐧 Speaking as someone who had a few Fitness to Practice reviews while doing my undergrad, and am now facing one as a postgrad, I know how terrifying this process can be. And it can evoke a lot of anger and resentment towards uni too, and that’s important toContinue reading “Are you fit to practice?”

What we are not

y first exposure to BPD was many years ago. Totally unaware of BPD I was scared and confused. I had been previously informed that these clients were “difficult and challenging”. Afraid that I would say something wrong I maintained my distance and judgment.

Stigma against people who use drugs

Stigma against people who use drugs (PWUD) has been surprisingly common in my experience as an occupational therapy student….(Trigger Warning)

Service dog’s Welcomed

On numerous occasions, we have been told to leave the premises, which is against laws protecting people with a service dog.
To raise awareness of the discrimination that is occurring and reduce this from occurring, I am asking business owners to partner with OTforBPD and join The Welcomed List.

Occupational Therapy and the PD Stigma

This is an open letter to colleagues far and wide, in the UK and across the pond. With an estimated 1 in 4 adults having a diagnosable mental health condition, chances are not only will a portion of your caseload have a mental illness, but there’s odds that so will some of your colleagues. IContinue reading “Occupational Therapy and the PD Stigma”

When you judge me, do you judge you?

Judement is such as easy thing to do. I would say it is an automatic thought that helps us feel better about ourselves at the expense of another. Often this judgement comes from people who are suffering and see themselves poorly. How do I know? Because I was a judger. I judged everything and everyone.Continue reading “When you judge me, do you judge you?”

I have Borderline. Hear me ROAR

So today for the first time I shared briefly to my third years I have Borderline. We were discussing how violence and trauma can present itself in multiple ways and result in mental illness, drug use, self harm and alcohol misuse … They already know I am a mental health advocate. And who knows! someContinue reading “I have Borderline. Hear me ROAR”

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