11 steps towards accepting your Mental illness

I often get asked, “how did you accept that you have BPD?”. There is no simple answer to this as everyone’s life history and values are different. However, through reflecting there are some things that I know that has helped me accept that I have this chronic illness. The Past:When my doctor first suggested theContinue reading “11 steps towards accepting your Mental illness”

Grocery Shopping with a disability

Do you find shopping hard? Overwhelming, painful or exhausting? This post shares energy saving strategies you could use to make shopping easier for you and your family

Discharged now what

It has been nearly two weeks since I have been discharged. Going into hospital is often the place of respite for me. Its like I am a train that is about to break through the boom gates and fly off the tracks, but just in time my psychiatrist, AKA “my fat controller” changes the tracks.Continue reading “Discharged now what”

How to be friends with a borderline

Today on my newsfeed was an image about International Friendship Day. Only several hours before I had been writing a letter to a friend explaining how they had hurt me. A letter that was written for therapeutic reasons, rather than the intention of sending it. After seeing this message regarding International Friendship Day I brokeContinue reading “How to be friends with a borderline”

Showering with Depression, Trauma and Pain

The updated * Showering with depression, disability and trauma. With downloadable resource guide for clinicians and consumers.

Grieving for someone who is alive

Her smell, her embrace, her laugh, her seriousness, her favourite colour, her jewellery, our jokes, our late night sleep overs. I remember how much I loved her, how intensely I needed her acceptance, validation and her friendship. I remember making promises of a life time of friendship and jokes of being an “aunty” to herContinue reading “Grieving for someone who is alive”

Discriminating group therapy leader

I find it so frustrating when people compare their mental illness to BPD like we are in different classes. Arnt, we are all mentally unwell? When you are in groups and someone talks about BPD and the comments are “oh people with BPD they are so mentally ill, you can’t reason with them.” “They are manipulative, theyContinue reading “Discriminating group therapy leader”

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”

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