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Posted in Mental Health Therapy

How DBT Diary Cards Help My Mental Health

When I first started DBT-informed treatment nearly three years ago, the therapist I saw didn’t utilize diary cards. When I started seeing a new therapist, I was…

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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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Posted in Mental Health Therapy Treatment

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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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health Therapy

The Harsh Reality Of BPD And Professionals

I hate introductions almost as much as I hate goodbyes. For someone living with borderline personality disorder, though, both of these occur commonly with personal…

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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health Therapy

Defining Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Nearly two years have passed since I first heard the words “wise mind” and “dialectics.” Since then, I’ve extensively researched Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I…

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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health Treatment

5 Ways I Combat Dissociation

“The room evaporates. My body is gone, but also still there. I feel a tingling consuming my body, rolling through my veins, yet I am…

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Borderlines & Boundaries

Borderlines are bad with boundaries… but we don’t mean to be. It’s just like our struggles with manipulation, our need for reassurance, or any other…

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