Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health

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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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health

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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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Therapy

The DBT Skill That Helped With Relationships

Relationships have never been my strong suit. In fact, I can’t think of a single friendship or romantic connection that came easily. I constantly fear…

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Posted in Mental Health Parenting

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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6 Lessons From My Inpatient Hospitalization

I first walked through the doors of my local psychiatric hospital over two years ago. I felt so terrified that I could barely speak. Somehow…

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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health

4 Ways My Fear Of Abandonment Drains Me

I don’t know when it started or when it will end, but I fear abandonment so much that I think about it every day. Sometimes…

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How An IOP Program Helped Me Find Myself

The first time I walked into the doors at my local psychiatric hospital to start their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), I was absolutely terrified… so terrified…

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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health Self-Harm Therapy

The Mixed Feelings Of Giving Up Self-Harm

Each year, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men engage in self-harm. For me, self-harm has been one of the main ways of…

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Why I’m So Open About My BPD

“Shouldn’t you be less open about borderline personality disorder? People will think you’re nuts.” I vividly remember my sister-in-law condemning me shortly after my formal…

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