Posted in Mental Health Therapy

My Therapist Helped Change Suicidal Thoughts

Most people with borderline personality disorder struggle with strong, frequent suicidal thoughts. In fact, BPD has one of the highest rated of suicide among all…

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4 Tips For A Bad Mental Health Day

I’ve battled major depressive disorder and severe anxiety since my early teens. As an adult, though, I find that I really struggle to take care…

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How Confirmation Bias Harms Patients

I recently spent the majority of a 90-minute therapy session processing a highly invalidating experience where someone questioned my borderline personality diagnosis. As we discussed…

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Posted in Disability Mental Health Parenting

Managing Family Dinner With Appointments

I’m perfectly willing to admit that my home life is sometimes a mess. Because of my youngest daughter’s cerebral palsy, we spend hours each week…

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A Letter To My Daughters About Abuse

Dear Sweet Daughters, I love you so very much. In fact, I try to show that love to you every single day, with every breath…

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4 Ways Mental Illness Impacts My Friendships

Mental illness often causes people to feel lonely and out of place. It can push us to isolate, or act in ways that scare and…

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Who I Am Is Beautiful & Bisexual

We all have moments in our lives where we try to fight reality or hide the truth. Sometimes, we do it in order to protect…

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Anxiety Makes Me Think Everyone Will Leave

I’m an outgoing person. I enjoy talking and meeting new people. I love social gatherings and surrounding myself with my favorite people. They sometimes say…

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Posted in Mental Health Parenting

5 Things Children Of An Alcoholic Do

We all know that our childhood directly impacts our adulthood, yet most of us rarely stop to think about it. Naturally, one of the largest…

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How I Told My Daughter About Mental Illness

Over the past two years, I have been admitted to my local psychiatric hospital four times, attended an intensive outpatient program for four months, plowed…

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